Grantee tags asylum

A Girl Mad as Birds (Nellie Bly and the Lunatic’s Ball)

Parry, Cheryl

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

This installation of portraits, poetic objects, preserved bird skins, nests and text explores the commonly belief in 19th century psychiatry that women were predisposed to madness. Journalist Nellie Bly’s exposé, Ten Days in a Madhouse, shed light on their misdiagnosis and horrific treatment. Read More

100 Years All New People (previously Paradise Begins With a Shipwreck)

Jessica Segall

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

100 Years, All New People is an installation of material collected at U.S. borders where asylum seekers have circumvented increasingly severe immigration control. Read More

Whale Bones and the Boundary of a Fish (2014)

Dexa, Alexa

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Curated field recordings and lyrical historical narratives transforming Long Island landscapes into soundscapes. Read More