The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant has announced its 2022 grantees. The New York–based organization will distribute a total of $695,000 to twenty writers working across three categories—Articles, Books, and Short-Form Writing. Each will receive between $15,000 and $50,000. The grant program is meant to sustain critical writing about contemporary art and to ensure that such writing remains a valued way of engaging with the visual arts.
“The writers receiving Arts Writers Grants this year address an immensely rich terrain of subjects, ranging from representations of race and violence by artists to art’s relationship to eco-activism, labor politics, and community formation, to name but a few,” said Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant director Pradeep Dalal. “With many locally based publication venues folding, national newspapers reducing their arts coverage and staff, and university presses relying on authors to find additional support for the publication of their books, the need for support for critical art writing has never been more urgent.”
Among the grantees in the Articles category are Sarah Cooper, for her From PersonA to Personality: Edit deAk’s Programs of Performance, Language, and Image, 1974–1980,” and Xueli Wang, for her “Poetics of Interiority in Asian American Photography. Simone Browne received support for her book Black Artists and the Disruption of Surveillance, about artworks that reckon with the surveillance that is a part of Black life, while Joshua Javier Guzmán got funding for his Brown Exposures: Queer Photography and the Literary Aperture, a volume experimental Latinx and queer punk photography and writing between1979 and 1995. Tausif Noor, Natasha Marie Llorens, and Tina Rivers Ryan, all Artforum contributors, were honored in the Short-Form Writing category.
A full list of 2022 grantees is below.
Sarah Cooper, “From PersonA to Personality: Edit deAk’s Programs of Performance, Language, and Image, 1974–1980”
Pepper Stetler, “Bringing the Outside In: The Creative Growth Art Center”
Xueli Wang, “Poetics of Interiority in Asian American Photography”
Simone Browne, Black Artists and the Disruption of Surveillance
Derrais Carter, The Sugar Shack: A Cultural Life
Youngmin Choe, Craft Media: Materiality, Mediation, and the Decompression of Compressed Modernity
Terri Francis, Make that Art!: Kevin Jerome Everson’s Body of WorkJoshua Javier Guzmán, Brown Exposures: Queer Photography and the Literary Aperture
Pablo Larios, Remote Working
Claudia Costa Pederson, Mexican Art and Technology Ecologies, the Posthuman, New Worlds, and Politics
Janyce Denise Glasper
Alex A. Jones
Natasha Marie Llorens
Stacy Elaine Pratt
Tina Rivers Ryan