Performance still from Taylor Mac’s The Hang at HERE Arts. Photo: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times.
Discover highlights of the incredible range of work by Creative Capital Awardees through their premieres, exhibitions, performances, screenings, new publications, and events.
- Jay Rosenblatt has been nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary, When We Were Bullies.
- Creative Capital Awardees Simone Leigh, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Sable Elyse Smith, and Wu Tsang are participating in the 2022 Venice Biennale Arte, The Milk of Dreams.
- ArtForum reviews Nikyatu Jusu‘s Creative Capital Project Nanny.
- The Clearing by JJJJJerome Ellis included in Cultured Magazine‘s Five Essential Books to Enliven Your Art Library
- James Bidgood, 2005 Awardee and “a Master of Gay Photography,” passed away on January 31, 2022.
- Reid Davenport‘s Creative Capital Project I Didn’t See You There wins the Sundance Film Festival Directing Award: US Documentary category.
- Nikyatu Jusu‘s Creative Capital Project, Nanny, wins the Sundance Film Festival US Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic category.
- Jennifer and Kevin McCoy were interviewed by ARTnews about their Sundance Film Festival NFT project, The Inside World.
- Creative Capital Awardees Tony Cokes, Ralph Lemon, Sable Elyse Smith, Danielle Dean, Rodney McMillian, Terence Nance, Alia Farid are among the artists participating in the 2022 Whitney Biennial, opening April 6.
- United States Artists 2022 Fellows were just announced, including awardees: Germane Barnes, JJJJJerome Ellis, Martha Redbone, Lars America Jan, luciana achugar, Diane Paragas, Jordan Weber, American Artist. Each receives a $50,000 unrestricted cash award and a year of financial planning.
- Foundation for Contemporary Art announces 2022 Grants to Artists, including Creative Capital Awardees: JJJJJerome Ellis, Mónica de la Torre, Pamela Z. Each artist receives $45,000.
- PEN America announces the finalists for the 2022 Literary Awards, including Elissa Washuta‘s Creative Capital Project White Magic, and books by Percival Everett and Rebecca Solnit.
- Cheswayo Mphanza and Rebecca Solnitannounced as two of 30 National Books Critics Circle finalists for its annual awards honoring the best books of the previous publishing year.
- Percival Everett announced as the winner of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award
- NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs & Awardee Kameelah Janan Rasheed propose permanent public artwork in Brooklyn
- Todd Chandler, film editor on Reid Davenport‘s Creative Capital Project I Didn’t See You There, was interviewed by Filmmaker Magazine
- Nikyatu Jusu was interviewed by Roger Ebert about her Creative Capital Project, Nanny, at Sundance
- Taylor Mac‘s new opera The Hang at Here Arts was reviewed by the New York Times.
- Tan Lin was interviewed in Frieze
- Guadalupe Maravilla discusses his ongoing exhibition at MoMA, Luz y fuerza, and provides a guided audio experience of his sound baths in both English and Spanish.
- Sanford Biggers unveiled new mural Just Us at CAC New Orleans
- Simone Leigh unveiled a new sculpture in New Orleans as closing event of Prospect.5.
- Maria Gaspar and Dread Scott receive the inaugural Frieze Impact Prize and will present iterations of their winning artworks at the third edition of Frieze Los Angeles. February 17 – 20, 2022.
- Sarah Rosalena included in Focus LA, curated by Amanda Hunt, part of Frieze LA. February 17-20, 2022.
- Jillian Mayer‘s new installation Glass Room, for Frieze LA commissioned by the cognac house, will explore process and transformation. February 17-20, 2022.
- Alison O’Daniel: I Felt People Dancing. Kunshall Osnabrück, Germany. Through February 27, 2022.
- My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade): My Barbarian, Whitney Museum, New York, NY. Through February 27, 2022.
- Cannupa Hanska Luger, Paul Rucker, Raven Chacon, and Mario Ybarra, Jr: Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration, ASU Museum, Phoenix, AZ. Through February 27, 2022.
- Luca Buvoli‘s first solo show in New York in 13 years, Astrodoubt and the Quarantine Chronicles is now on view at Cristin Tierney Gallery. January 28 – March 5, 2022.
- Pope.L and Theaster Gates are among the participants of the Logan Center Gallery’s On Drawing Drawing On Exhibition. January 28 – March 13, 2022
- Gala Porras-Kim: Precipitation for an Arid Landscape, Amant Foundation, Brooklyn, NY. Through March 17, 2022.
- LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Through March 20, 2022
- Carriage Trade presents an exhibition featuring 25 years of The Yes Men‘s work. December 19, 2021 – March 27, 2022.
- Gala Porras-Kim has her first UK solo exhibition Out of an instance of expiration comes a perennial showing at Gasworks, London. January 27 – March 27, 2022.
- Lars Jan‘s performance installation Holoscenes exploring themes of climate change was just announced as part of prestigious Festival TransAmeriques, Montreal. May 25 – 29, 2022.
- Black History Fuori Le Mura Festivalin Florence, Italy, is co-founded and directed by awardee Justin Randolph Thompson. The festival is dedicated to Black culture in Italian contexts and includes work by Kevin Jerome Everson. February 10 – April 2, 2022.
- Kameelah Janan Rasheed her first solo exhibition in Germany at The Kunstverein Hannover, i am not done yet. February 5 – April 10, 2022.
- Dread Scott‘s Slave Rebellion exhibition in Berlin, marks his first solo exhibition in Europe. Will be alongside awardee Kameelah Janan Rasheed, for the gallery’s Dialogue series, which pairs artists working across different generations and media who share common research interests and conceptual concerns. February 12 – April 13, 2022.
- Polly Apfelbaum’s Creative Capital Project, For the Love of Una Hale, premieres at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. February 3 – April 17, 2022.
- An iteration of 2022 Awardee Black Quantum Futurism‘s Creative Capital Project, Time Zone Protocols, on view at Parsons School of Design gallery accompanying a Prime Meridian Unconference. April 4–18, 2022.
- Jennie C. Jones‘s exhibition, Dynamics, is on view at the Guggenheim. February 4–May 2, 2022.
- Jamal Cyrus has his first Los Angeles exhibition at Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, February 5 – May 29, 2022.
- UBS Art Gallery in New York City reopens with new exhibition Reimagining: New Perspectives, includes work by Theaster Gates, Jeffrey Gibson, Sanford Biggers. January 27 – May 30, 2022
- Carolina Caycedo is one of the artists in Contemporary Art Center’s (Cincinnati) exhibition on climate change Breaking Water. May 6 – August 14, 2022.
- Beverly McIver‘s exhibition at the Scottsdale Contemporary Museum of Art includes works that demonstrate the diversity of the artist’s thematic approach to painting over 25 years. February 12 – September 4, 2022.
- Guadalupe Maravilla‘s Tierra Blanca Joven is on view at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. April 8 – September 18, 2022.
- Theaster Gates‘s Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel opens in June. The wood structure will feature a domed roof with an oculus at its center, allowing light to flood the interior space. June 10 – October 16, 2022.
Performance & Screenings
- Cauleen Smith‘s Three Songs About Liberation screens for one day as part of The Logan Center Gallery’s On Drawing Drawing On exhibition. February 19, 2022
- Taylor Mac‘s new opera, The Hang, premieres at Here Arts. January 20 – February 20, 2022
- Symphony Space has three live streamed and in-person events as part of their Meshell Ndegeocello Residency Series. This includes a performance of Meshell’s Creative Capital Project, February 24 – 26, 2022.
- Ambitious retrospective of Bill Morrison through multiple venues: Austin Film Society, UT’s Visual Arts Center, and the Bass Concert Hall. January 28 – March 12, 2022
- Ocean Fillibuster, a new theater/music project by Katie Pearl & Lisa D’Amour presented by American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University will world premiere at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square, Cambridge. February 24 – March 13, 2022
- Du Yun‘s In Our Daughter’s Eyes | LA Opera will be performed in LA at REDCAT, April 13 – 17, 2022
- Carolina Caycedo will perform La Siembra and host discussion for the New School. May 7, 2022 at 2–4pm ET.
- Choreographers Jasmine Hearn, Ronald K Brown, Kyle Abraham announced as part of the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. June 22 – August 28, 2022.
- Jennie C. Jones will deliver a public lecture at Temple Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia. February 23 at 6pm ET.
- Fred Wilson, Creative Capital National Advisory Council Member, is part of a panel hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The discussion celebrates the life and work of Maurice Berger (1956 – 2020) upon the 20th anniversary of Berger’s curation of the exhibition Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations 1979 – 2000, and the 30th anniversary of Wilson’s installation Mining the Museum. April 19, 2022 at 6:30pm ET.
- Dao Strom: Instrument (Print; Book)/ Traveler’s Ode (Cassette; Music) published by Fonograf Editions
- Kenny Fries: In the Province of the Gods (Creative Capital literature project) out on paperback
- Mel Chin, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Suzanne Lacy, Cauleen Smith, Futurefarmers, and Carolina Caycedo: 140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth published by Serpentine Gallery
- Jessica Vaughn: Depreciating Assets published by Printed Matter
- CAConrad: AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (Creative Capital literature project) published by Wave Poetry
- Maggie Nelson: On Freedom published by Graywolf Press
- Dana Spiotta: Wayward published by Knopf
- Marc Anthony Richardson: Messiahs published by University of Alabama Press