Partner Institutions and Recipients of CPPC's 2015 Grants Program

October 30, 2015

As part of its mission to advance scholarship of Latin American art, and to promote formative educational experiences and excellence in the art field, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) strategically partners with organizations to support curatorial research, artistic production, and professional development. The CPPC is pleased to announce the 2015 partner institutions and grant recipients.

For the second consecutive year, the CPPC provided a grant to a Venezuelan artist to participate in the summer residency at the art school SOMA Summer in Mexico City. The recipient of this award was Alberto Morreo, who participated in the eight-week program this past summer. Last year, the grantee was Violette Bulé.

Also for the second time, the CPPC awarded a cultural immersion travel-grant to an artist selected from the annual exhibition Jóvenes con FIA. This fellowship was awarded to Conrado Pittari Volcán, who will have a two-week stay at Pivô, a space for artistic experimentation in the vibrant city of São Paulo. The fellowship is designed to promote artistic exchange, cultural understanding, and social interactions that link art communities while providing professional development to Venezuelan artists. Last year, this fellowship was awarded to artists' duo Fabio Bonfanti and Raily Yance. 

In collaboration with Independent Curators International (New York), the CPPC granted curators André Eugène (Haiti) and Leah Gordon (UK) the fourth Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. This award supports travel and research in Central America and the Caribbean by contemporary art curators based internationally, and generates new collaborations with artists, curators, museums, and cultural centers within regional networks. Mexican curator Pablo León de la Barra, Dutch curator Remco de Blaaij, and Puerto Rican curator María Elena Ortiz have been past grantees.  

In 2015, the CPPC continues its support of cultural organizations that work with visual artists from Latin America, granting the second half of a two-year grant to Flora in Bogotá, Colombia, and TEOR/ética in San José, Costa Rica. This support of cultural organizations program was initiated in 2012, and has included Al Borde (Maracaibo, Venezuela), Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia), and SOMA (Mexico City), all artist-run spaces in the region.

The CPPC will continue sponsoring the attendance of contemporary visual art professionals from emerging and developing economies to CIMAM's annual conference, the forthcoming edition of which, "How Global Can Museums Be?," will be held in Tokyo on November 7–9, 2015.

All of the above-mentioned organizations develop innovative and visionary programs, simultaneously creating formative, production-oriented, or exhibition-related opportunities for artists, scholars, and curators and, in some cases, opportunities for the general public to experience and learn about contemporary art and culture.

Click here for more information on the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros' grants programs.