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Guyanese Grace Aneiza Ali wins Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation

The Fellowship is worth $15,000 US. She will investigate the ways in which photographers are challenging prevailing assumptions about Guyana and its diaspora…

According to the Foundation in preparation for the 2015 exhibition, Guyana Modern, which will feature a new generation of photographers from Guyana and its major diasporic communities in New York, London and Toronto, independent curator Grace Aneiza Ali will travel to the National Archives of Guyana in Georgetown, Guyana; the National Archives in England (Guyana’s colonial ruler until 1966); the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York and the Field Museum Library in Chicago.  She will compile a complete bibliography of writings about Guyanese photography and flesh out the historical context for her catalogue essay. She will meet and interview curators, scholars and art historians to identify potential contributors to the catalogue and to explore essay themes. Through these meetings and in studio visits with artists in the three aforementioned cities, she will investigate the ways in which photographers are challenging prevailing assumptions about Guyana and its diaspora, how they explore personal and collective experiences and how they frame tensions between place and placelessness, nationality and home, citizenship and migration.

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