Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program Names 2017 Grantees

A still from João Enxuto and Erica Love’s 2016 video Institute for Southern Contemporary Art (ISCA). The artist duo is being recognized for their blog Contemporary.Institute.


The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program has revealed its list of 2017 grantees. A total of $760,000 will be given to 23 writers, with individual grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000.

The grants are awarded to writers of arts articles, blogs, books, and short-form pieces. Notable recipients this year include Emmanuel Iduma, who is being recognized for his blog A Sum of Encounters (and who previously wrote about African photography in New York for ARTnews last year), and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago senior curator and director of global initiatives Omar Kholeif, who has has written for the Guardian, Frieze, and Artforum.

The full list of grantees follows below.


  • Hsuan Hsu, “Olfactory Art and Differential Deodorization”
  • Liz Linden, “No Substitute: Reading the Collaborative Work of Louise Lawler and Sherrie Levine”
  • Solveig Nelson, “Gretchen Bender’s ‘Total Recall,’ 1987, and the Feminist Return to Television Art”
  • Janet Sarbanes, “Houses of Dust: A Meditation in Many Parts”
  • Stephanie Schwartz, “Martha Rosler: Seeing the Screen”
  • Jared Sexton, “A Witticism About Darkness: Racial Subtexts in Black Monochrome Painting”


  • Suzy Halajian, Shoghig Halajian, and Anthony Carfello, uncounted
  • Emmanuel Iduma, A Sum of Encounters
  • João Enxuto and Erica Love, Contemporary.Institute
  • Kristi McGuire, False Flags


  • Hannah Black, Vernacular Loneliness
  • Kency Cornejo, Contemporary Art of El Salvador, 1977–2017
  • M. Neelika Jayawardane, Comrades with Cameras: The Afrapix Photographers’ Collective and the Anti-Apartheid Movement
  • Janet Kraynak, Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life
  • Shaka McGlotten, Black Data
  • Amber Musser, Brown Jouissance: Feminine Imaginings
  • Nada Shabout, The Dialectics of the Decorative in Iraqi Art
  • Greg Youmans, Something New Under the Sun: Bay Area Queer Filmmaking Across the 1970s

Short-Form Writing

  • Jordan Amirkhani
  • Rachel Churner
  • Raquel Gutierrez
  • Omar Kholeif
  • Siddhartha Mitter

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