Kelani Abass, Chinonye Chukwu, Kambui Olujimi, Awarded Headlands Center 2018 Residency

Headlands Center for the Arts in California, US, has awarded 54 creative practitioners its renowned Artist-in-Residence program for 2018. The awardees include local and international creatives from 15 countries in diverse disciplines including visual art, architecture, writing, performance art, music, film/new media, social practice and interdisciplinary art.

On the list are Kelani Abass, a visual artist from Nigeria, Chinonye Chukwu, a filmmaker, educator and social justice advocate based in Ohio and New-York based interdisciplinary artist Kambui Olujimi. Other visual artists on the list are Mequitta Ahuja – Maryland, Benjamin Britton – Georgia, Elin Bengtsson – Sweden, Fiamma Cordero de Montezemolo – California, Hannah Collins – England, Dru Donovan – Oregon, Llewelynn Fletcher – Ohio, Lucas Foglia – California / Chris Fraser – California / Katharine Kuharic – New York / Lavar Munroe – The Bahamas and Washington DC, Stéphanie Solinas – France, Rebecca Swan – New Zealand, Lucia Tallova – Slovakia and Richard Wentworth – England.

Recipients of the 2018 residency award will begin arriving at the Headlands Center in late February for a four- to ten-week residency through November 2018. Fully sponsored, the live-in fellowships are designed to support and sustain artistic processes.

The full list of recipients by discipline follows below.

Architecture/Environment:  Forster Rudolph, California / Doris Sung, California

Arts Professional: Mark Allen, California

Film/Video/New Media: Chinonye Chukwu, Ohio / Flatform, Germany and Italy / Kahlil Joseph, California / Ji Yeon Lim, Illinois and South Korea

Interdisciplinary: Shimon Attie, New York / Sofia Cordova, California / Simone Forti, California / Jillian Mayer, Florida / Kambui Olujimi, New York / Gala Porras-Kim, California / Miriam Simun, Massachusetts / Anicka Yi, New York

Music/Sound: Dina Maccabee, California / Guro Moe, Norway / Thao Nguyen, California / Jeff Parker, California

Performance/Dance: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, California and Pakistan / Jennie Liu, California / Paul Flores, California / Anna Martine Whitehead, Illinois

Social Practice: Bik van der Pol, Netherlands / Imani Brown, Louisiana / Frances Whitehead, Illinois

Visual Arts: Kelani Abass, Nigeria / Mequitta Ahuja, Maryland / Benjamin Britton, Georgia / Elin Bengtsson, Sweden / Fiamma Cordero de Montezemolo, California / Hannah Collins, England / Dru Donovan, Oregon / Llewelynn Fletcher, Ohio / Lucas Foglia, California / Chris Fraser, California / Katharine Kuharic, New York / Lavar Munroe, Bahamas and Washington DC / Stéphanie Solinas, France / Rebecca Swan, New Zealand / Lucia Tallova, Slovakia / Richard Wentworth, England

Writing: Jamie Brisick, California / Masha Hamilton, New York / James Ijames, Pennsylvania / Nikyatu Jusu, New York / Paul La Farge, New York / ocean, Washington / Elaine Romero, Arizona / Tracy Rosenthal, California / Dean Spade, Washington / Caitlin Saylor Stephens, New York / Terese Svoboda, New York / Lance Twitchell, Alaska

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Images: Artist – Kelani Abass (featured image), courtesy Kelani Abass / Kambui Olujimi, The Black That Birthed US, 2017 / Kelani Abass, ASIKO 2 (Family Album Series), diptych, 2013 / Chinonye Chukwu, #IAmTyraPatterson (Film Outtake). 

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