Production Programme 2012 Grant Recipients Announced
Artists Sean Gullette, Mario Rizzi and Lindsay Seers selected to receive grant funding for new work
Sharjah Art Foundation announces that the recipients of its prestigious 2012 Production Programme grants, which provide artists working in a wide range of media with funding for new work, are artists Sean Gullette, Mario Rizzi, and Lindsay Seers. The announcement was made at the closing reception for the Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meeting 2012: Working With Artists and Audiences on Commissions and Residencies (March 17–19)—a three day symposium on arts and culture—which concluded its fifth edition on Monday, March 19. The artists were selected by an international jury comprising MoMA PS1 curator Peter Eleey, artist Isak Berbic, and Sharjah Art Foundation President Hoor Al Qasimi. Over 200 applications from more than 60 countries were submitted in response to the Foundation’s Open Call for Submissions held earlier this year. The grant recipients were announced at a private reception hosted by Sharjah Art Foundation President Hoor Al Qasimi which was followed by the premiere of Revisiting Tarab, conceived and organised by sound artist Tarek Atoui.
Sean Gullette: Born in the United States and living in Tangier, Morocco, screenwriter, actor, director, and producer Sean Gullette was selected for his proposal to develop a feature film, Traitors, based on a 30-minute short he created as a commission for the 2011 Sharjah Biennial.
Mario Rizzi: Also selected was a proposal by Berlin-based Italian artist Mario Rizzi for a film entitled Bayt.
Lindsay Seers: London-based artist Lindsay Seers was selected for her proposal of a filmic installation, MONOCULAR 2.