Recipient of a Neustart Kultur grant from Stiftung Kunstfonds

I’m honored to share that I am one of the almost 3,000 artists given a 6-month stipend by Stiftung Kunstfonds. In 2020, in response to the pandemic, the German government set aside a billion euros for cultural initiatives. Imagined as the “first Culture billion” this money was earmarked for various cultural programs and given to foundations to disburse. You can read the full list of recipients here.

I will use the grant to further the work in my Trace Path series (working title Trace Path Part II) and continue working on drawings in the Passfoto set. These are drawings done in the exact dimensions of an EU passport photo: 45 mm x 35 mm. The work explores boundaries, both physical and geopolitical and the notion of crossing, permission and cultural concepts of barriers to entry.