Announcing the RHMF 2014 New York Emerging Artist Grantees!

 For Immediate Release The Rema Hort Mann Foundation is thrilled to announce this year’s 2014 RHMF Emerging Art Grantees! The eight recipients of the $10,000 unrestricted cash grant are: Yevgeniya Baras, Cara Benedetto, Dora Budor, Abigail DeVille, Sara Magenheimer, Maia Palileo, Kameelah Rasheed, and Mary Simpson.     The selection process for the grant began in May, where we invited over fifty distinguished curators, artists, critics, art historians and others who have their finger on the pulse of the New York art world, to each nominate three emerging artists for the grant. We had a record response this year, resulting in one of the largest and most impressive pools of applicants from all over the New York City area. From a group of over 100 artists, the eight final grantees were chosen through a second, independent review by the selection committee. We are pleased to welcome our new group of grantees to join our vast alumni network that include artists such as Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, Kehinde Wiley, Korakrit Arunanondchai, David Altmejd, Mickalene Thomas, and Virginia Overton, among many others. To celebrate this year’s grantees and all of the nominees, the foundation will host a honorary reception at Taymour Grahne Gallery on October 28, 2014 at 6:30PM.   View the full RHMF Grant Roster        2014 RHMF Grant Selection Committee Matthew Higgs (b.1964. Wakefield, England) is a curator, writer and artist in New York. His writings have appeared in more than fifty books, catalogs and periodicals, including Artforum, and Frieze. Higgs is currently the Director and Chief Curator of White Columns, New York’s oldest non-profit art space. Higgs has... read more

LA Initiative YoYoYo 2014 Grantees Announced!

LA Initiative: YoYoYo 2014 Grantees Press Release July 25, 2014 The Rema Hort Mann Foundation is pleased to present this year’s recipients of the YoYoYo Artist Grant, part of the RHMF’s Los Angeles Initiative. The LA Initiative was started in 2013 as a way to extend the New York-based foundation’s programming to the Los Angeles area. The YoYoYo grant was established as a supplement to the Emerging Artist Grant in order to provide monetary support to projects that focus on fostering community involvement, and revolve around modes of communication or cultural exchange specific to the LA area. YoYoYo is open to all nominees of the LA Emerging Artist Grant, and collaboration between artists is encouraged to promote an even greater sense of community. The LA Initiative is currently in its third season, and this year the Foundation will incorporate its Quality of Life Grants that provide travel, hotel, phone, and childcare accommodations to help cancer patients in need of an emotional support system connect with their families while undergoing treatment. The recipients of the YoYoYo Grant have been chosen by a selection committee in a two stage process which allows for both anonymous and discussion based selection. Please find this year’s list of selection committee members below, followed by the grant recipients and a brief description of their projects the grant will support. 2014 YoYoYo Selection Committee:  Marcy Freedman (Chair) – Artist Consultant and Collection Advisor York Chang – Artist Travis Diehl – Artist, Writer Jonathan Griffin – Contributing Editor, Frieze magazine Soo Kim – Director, Otis Department of Photography Aili Schmeltz – Artist and Co-founder of Los Angeles Art Resource Aandrea Stang –Director, OxyArts, Occidental College 2014 YoYoYo Grant Recipients:  Shagha Arriannia... read more

NY Times feature

  Check out one of our 2011 grant recipients explain his performance at the site of the new Whitney during the Whitney Biennial 2014 featured in the New York... read more

Alexandre Singh’s new theatrical installation review

  “Singh’s ambitious theatrical debut is a verbose mashup of origin stories and theosophy, about the struggles between rational, Apollonian traits and wild, Dionysian emotions.” Reads the review on Chris Fite-Wassilak’s writercuratorcritic blog.  Big thanks to Chris for such an incredible review. You can read the entire post... read more

Danielle Dean featured on I’m Yours

  We’re excited to see one of our grant recipients featured on I’m Yours. Danielle was recognized for her video works and featured both the Contact and Biowhite pieces. You can view the I’m Yours post here.   Biowhite from Danielle Dean on... read more