E'wao “Rocky” Kagoshima is a Japanese-born, New York-based artist, whose practice encompasses painting, sculpture, and collage inspired by surrealism, pop art, abstraction, and postmodern playfulness. His work was recently presented at MoMA PS1: Greater New York, and it has also been featured in exhibitions at the Sculpture Center in New York City; the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania; the Jewish Museum in New York City; and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, UK. Some of his solo exhibitions have taken place at the New Museum in New York City; Nagai Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; The Box in Los Angeles, California; Greenspon Gallery in New York City; Mitchell Algus Gallery in New York City; and Galerie Gregor Staiger in Zurich, Switzerland.
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist whose expanded moving image work is entangled with Boalian theater, expanded cinema and feminist practices. She tends to work with non-actors, and incorporates improvisation into her process. Her recent work is on the sensorial unconscious of anti-colonial movements, translation, and feminist experiments with language and narrative. She lives in San Juan. Recent solo exhibitions include: Oriana in PIVO, Sao Paulo, and Argos in Brussels, the 34th Sao Paulo Biennial, the Momenta Biennale in Montreal; Her work is part of public and private collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, Kadist and Guggenheim. She has been awarded a Creative Capital grant, a USA Fellowship, a Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, an Anonymous was a Woman award and the 2021 Artes Mundi Prize, shared among all 7 nominees.
The CARA Fellowship aims to nurture artists across disciplines, uplifting knowledges and voices from different geographic contexts and making alternate historical perspectives visible. The Fellowship provides recipients with unrestricted $75,000 grants in addition to individually tailored support over a two-year term. This approach aims to imagine holistic care for artists and their practices and prioritizes process and exploration, rather than a specific set of outcomes. Awarded artists decide how best to use the funds to nurture their life and work in conversation with the CARA team to create sustainable frameworks for their practices.
The fellowship––in dialogue with CARA’s other initiatives––is informed by CARA’s guiding question, which draws from the thinking of Yanomami philosopher Davi Kopenawa. How can we dream not only about ourselves? Inspired by this question, CARA’s exhibitions, publications, and public programs form an ecology of research in material, intangible, and embodied practices.
The CARA Fellowship was designed with support from United States Artists and is generously funded by the Karsh Family Foundation. CARA Fellows are by invitation only and fellows are invited to be part of this program supporting the curatorial vision.