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AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant

Application: http://www.ahlfoundation.org/andrew-barbara-choi-family-grant/

Overview

The AHL Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant, an annual project grant of $5,000 awarded to recognize and support the accomplishments of talented artists of Korean heritage working in the United States.

 

Purpose

The AHL–Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant aims to nurture and assist talented visual artists in realizing forthcoming projects while building their capacity to sustain their productive long-term careers.

The main purpose of the grant is to support the artist’s creative process and to cultivate innovative and challenging work through financial assistance during key moments in the development of an artist’s career. Two most important criteria for the grant are artistic merit and its impact on contemporary art.

This is a project specific grant and can only be used for the creation and exhibition/execution of a specific artwork/project. Artists cannot use this grant for their living expenses.

 

Eligibility

Grants are made on a project basis to visual artist of Korean heritage who are legal residents of the United States. The project must have a public component that takes place between October 2015 and September 2016. The grant is open to all emerging and established visual artists working in all media, including interdisciplinary genres. An ideal recipient would be an emerging, midcareer or established artist who has a substantial financial need in executing an impending project. Applicants must not be enrolled in any degree program at the time of the application deadline.

 

Grant Calendar

May 2015: Online application available at www.ahlfoundation.org

July 31, 2015: Submission deadline

September 2015: Announcement of award

October 24, 2015: First installment of grant ($4,000); Second installment ($1,000) will be awarded after the public component has been executed. Project Report and Receipts must be submitted within 30 days of project completion.

 

Application Requirement

(All information must be submitted in English)

  • Project Narrative (1000 words)
  • Itemized Project Budget
  • Artist Statement (500 words)
  • Artist’s Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Samples – up to 12 images & 3 video links (may include sketches for future project)
  • Work Sample Description including title, year, medium, and duration (if application).
  • Two Professional References must be listed for us to contact.
  • Additional Reference Material (recommended but not required)
    • Copies of up to 3 reviews can be uploaded to the online application.
    • Catalogs should be mailed or hand delivered to the AHL Foundation office.

 

About Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Foundation

The Andrew and Barbara Choi Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 private charitable foundation based in Northern NJ.  The primary focus of the Andrew and Barbara Choi Family Foundation is to provide support to Korean-Americans to help them find their passion and achieve their goals.  The foundation focuses on providing this support through grants and scholarships.

Through the support of his wife Barbara and his three children, founder Andrew Choi has built a successful business in the New York metro area over the last 45 years.  Leveraging his experience and success, the foundation looks to provide support to others in the Korean-American community in their efforts to find their own success.

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Double Mirror: Korean-American Artists April 1 – June 1, 2014 at the Katzen Arts Center, the American University Museum

Double Mirror:
Korean-American Artists

April 1 – June 1, 2014

Curated by Iris Inhee Moon

American University Museum
202-885-1300

Fax: 202-885-1140
museum@american.edu
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Admission Free
Tue-Sun, 11:00-4:00
Fully Accessible

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Double Mirror is a mixed media and mixed genre exhibition representing a group of 30 Korean and Korean-American artists whose works share, reflect, and refract the conditions of having bi-cultural identities in the ultra modern world. Through their works, these unique artists convey the cultural complexity and richness of serving two countries, Korea and America. They employ masterful techniques of multiple mediums including painting, drawing, photography, and reliefs. Double Mirror is an exploration of the ways contemporary Korean-American artists have faced, challenged, changed, and re-formulated the issue of physical, mental, and virtual immigration.

The 30 innovative artists represented in Double Mirror depict their diverse identities and subject matters as influenced by their multi-cultural backgrounds and media-controlled societies. As a whole, their work reflects a common vulnerability, uncertainty, and solitude of their subjects, many of whom are captured in the process of transporting and transforming themselves. These subjects are depicted using techniques of deconstruction, superimposition, repetition, and fractionation to inform their meaning. Whether physically embodied, absent, or entirely void, some subjects are familiar, some estranged, and others entirely escape our reality. Many of the works in Double Mirror both literally and symbolically represent the notion that altered and distorted realities govern our existence. Our lasting impression of this exhibition is that fluidity and adaptability exist hand-in-hand with fragility and vulnerability. Double Mirror renders these subjects in a sublimely beautiful way.

Participating Artists:

Sung Ho Choi
Sook Jin Jo
Sei Ryun Chun
Myong Hi Kim
Tchah Sup Kim
Young-Mi Kim
Mina Cheon
Hyungsub Shin
Hyong Nam Ahn
Moha Ahn
Jun Ahn
Buhm Hong
Koh, Sang Woo
Jae Yong Kim
Duck Hyun Cho
Hong Hee Kim
Daru-Jung Hyang Kim
BG Muhn
Atta Kim
Ik-Joong Kang
Ha Lee
Hee Soo Kim
Kyung Jeon
Yoo Ah Park
Eun Jin Jang
Hye Rim Lee
Jong Hoon Yang
Sung Hee Cho
Joon Kim
Nara Park

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Curator Inhee Iris Moon
April 5

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