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They come from all over Asia and the United States. They are today’s established masters in their fields and tomorrow’s rising stars. They are archeologists, architects, artisans, arts administrators, art critics, choreographers, composers, conceptual artists, conservators, craftspeople, dancers, film makers, installation artists, musicians, new media artists, painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, video artists, video conservators, and also artists and scholars whose work defies categorization. They are the carefully selected grantees of the Asian Cultural Council.

With the curatorial care and assistance of the ACC team, these artists work intensively, rise to new challenges, and discover the possibilities and implications of their work as experienced in entirely new and different settings. Each is defined by a singularly inspiring talent and vision, and each redefines the cultural landscape through meticulously crafted explorations and projects.

For 50 years, the ACC has nurtured over 6,000 artists. Here is a rich archive of their extraordinary work, which beautifully reflects our mission to provide meaningful cultural exchange and to create limitless, lifelong opportunities for artistic collaboration among our network of alumni grantees.

Grantees: 2016 (year)

Abby Chen

United States

2016 | Arts Administration | Taiwan

to research community-based and socially-engaged projects led by artists in Taiwan

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Adam Bandler

United States

2016 | Architecture | Cambodia

for a one-month grant to research modernist architecture in Cambodia for an exhibition and conference at Columbia University

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Aisuke Kondo

Japan

2016 | Visual Art | United States

for a three-month grant to conduct research on the living conditions of Japanese Americans who were interned in the United States during World War II

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Akane Nakamura

Japan

2016 | Arts Administration | Southeast Asia

for a six-month grant to conduct research on the current state of performing arts in Southeast Asia, and to learn more about platforms for contemporary artistic productions in Asia

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Alli Miller

United States

2016 | Visual Art | Philippines

for an eight-month grant to interview and document communities around Manila Bay

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Amara Antilla

United States

2016 | Art History | Philippines

to support participation in the Independent Curators International Intensive in Manila in November 2016

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Ami Yamasaki

Japan

2016 | Visual Art | United States

a six-month grant to conduct interviews with artists, curators, and local people in New York City, and to create an omnibus film acted out by the interviewees

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Amirtha Kidambi

United States

2016 | Music | India

for a six-week trip to Chennai, India, to intensively study the South Indian Carnatic vocal tradition

2016 | Music | India

for a six-week trip to Chennai, India, to intensively study the South Indian Carnatic vocal tradition.

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Arts Maebashi

Japan

2016 | Visual Art | Japan

to support the participation of American visual artist Matthew Moore in a residency program and group show at Arts Maebashi in fall 2016

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Asia Society

United States

2016 | Theater | Japan

to support the participation of artists and performers from Japan in the production "Recycling: Washi Tales" in March 2016

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Avianti Armand

Indonesia

2016 | Architecture | United States

for a one-month fellowship to conduct research on architectural museums, monuments, and archives in the United States

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Aya Momose

Japan

2016 | Visual Art | United States

for a six-month grant to conduct research on the work of American artist Vito Acconci, and to participate in an artist residency program in the United States

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Aze Ong

Philippines

2016 | Visual Art | United States

for a six-month fellowship to research contemporary art practices and meet artists and curators in the United States

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Barnard College

United States

2016 | Theater | India

to support the participation of Indian director Mahesh Dattani in a production of Chokher Bali in New York City in March 2016

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Bunny Hourt

Cambodia

2016 | Theater | United States

for a two-month fellowship to train with the Mark Morris Dance Group in New York City

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Cambodian Living Arts

United States

2016 | Music | Cambodia

to support the inaugural year of Chinary Ung's Nimrita Music workshop in Cambodia

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Chien-Hao Chang

Taiwan

2016 | Dance | United States

for a six-month grant to investigate contemporary performing arts in New York City

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Chun-Kwok Wong

Hong Kong

2016 | Music | United States

for a four-month fellowship to undertake research and observation on recent developments in the arts in the United States

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

Taiwan

2016 | Dance | United States

to support the participation of members of Cloud Gate 2 in the 2016 Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center in October 2016

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Dachal Choi

United States

2016 | Visual Art | China

to conduct research on the Chinese replica cities of New York, Tianjin, and Florence, Tianjin

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