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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)

Lian Ladia

Philippines

2016 | Visual Art | United States

to support a final year of study at Bard College, leading to an M.A. degree in curatorial studies

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Mariah Camille Torres Calanno

Philippines

2016 | Conservation | Philippines

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Mark Wasiuta

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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Movement Research

United States

2016 | Dance | Korea

to support a three-week residency for Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Jeanine Durning at the Seoul Dance Center in fall 2016

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Nicolette Luna

Philippines

2016 | Visual Art | United States

for a six-month fellowship to explore socially-engaged art and to meet feminist artists and organizations in the United States

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Pathshala South Asian Media Institute

Bangladesh

2016 | Visual Art | Bangladesh, Pakistan

to support an exchange initiative sending teaching artists and students between Bangladesh and Pakistan

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Peni Candra Rini

Indonesia

2016 | Music | United States

to undertake a residency at the University of Richmond, Virginia, in order to explore the connections between traditional Indonesian string band music and Appalachian Old Time music

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Qian Mu

China

2016 | Music | United States

to present a paper at the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology in Washington, DC and to visit New York City in fall 2017

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Setiadi Sopandi

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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ShadowLight Productions

United States

2016 | Theater | Malaysia

to enable Artistic Director Larry Reed to travel to Malaysia for three weeks in June 2016, in order to research the indigenous Orang Asli culture

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The Museum of Modern Art

United States

2016 | & Photography, Film, Video | Japan

to support Naomi Kawase'’s participation in a retrospective of her work in June 2016

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Tin Lun Li

Hong Kong

2016 | Visual Art | Hong Kong

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Ting-Chia Vivian Shen

Hong Kong

2016 | Music | United States

to support for her participation in the Aspen Music Festival and School, taking place over a six-week period in summer 2016

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Trisha Brown Dance Company

United States

2016 | Dance | Japan

for the company to participate in the festival KYOTO EXPERIMENT in March 2016

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Tsz To Wong

Hong Kong

2016 | Music | United States

for a one-year fellowship to support living expenses for the second year of a master�’s degree studies in violoncello performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music

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Wan Chen Tseng

Taiwan

2016 | Conservation | United States

to participate in a one-year training program at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, Massachusetts

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Wan Yin Orlean Lai

Hong Kong

2016 | Visual Art | United States

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

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Water Mill Foundation

United States

2016 | Music | China

to support the participation of Uyghur musician Perhat Khaliq in a four-week residency with visual artist Lisa Ross

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Yanghee Lee

United States

2016 | Dance | Japan

for a three-month grant to support her participation in Tadashi Suzuki'’s Toga International Arts Festival in Toyama prefecture and to explore dance and theater activities in Tokyo and Kyoto

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Zihan Loo

Singapore

2016 | Visual Art | United States

to conduct research in Chicago and New York, and to participate in the Asian Contemporary Art Week Field Meeting in November 2016

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