The John S. and James L. Knight Basis has introduced the recipients of the 2021 Knight Arts + Tech Fellowship, a brand new initiative geared toward supporting artists who’re using progressive approaches to expertise and new media. 

By means of this system, which is run by United States Artists, unrestricted grants of $50,000 have been awarded to 5 artists. The recipients are Black Quantum Futurism (Philadelphia), a collective that’s exploring Black temporalities and neighborhood futurisms by means of writing, digital initiatives, installations, efficiency, music, movie, visible artwork, printmaking, and artistic analysis initiatives; Rashaad Newsome (Oakland), a visible artist who blends collage, sculpture, movie, pictures, music, laptop programming, software program engineering, neighborhood organizing, and efficiency to assemble a brand new cultural framework of energy; Rodolfo Peraza (Miami), a multimedia artist whose work focuses on public areas — digital and bodily — and contains information visualizations that spotlight Web tradition and the impression it’s having on society; Sondra Perry (Newark, New Jersey), an interdisciplinary artist whose work in video, computer-based media, and efficiency explores race, identification, household historical past, and expertise; and Stephanie Dinkins (New York Metropolis), a transdisciplinary artist and Kusama professor of artwork at Stony Brook College who creates platforms for dialog about AI and its intersection with race, gender, getting older, and the long run.

“For many years, artists have discovered novel methods to leverage expertise of their artwork,” stated Knight Basis vice chairman for arts Victoria Rogers. “We’re thrilled to champion the work of those 5 gifted artists, whose practices experiment with new methods to convey to mild and tackle at the moment’s points.”

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