Bard College Professor Dina Ramadan Receives 2023 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers GrantANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Dina A. Ramadan, continuing associate professor of Human Rights and Middle Eastern Studies at Bard College, has received a 2023 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in the category of Short-Form Writing. One of 27 grantees, professor Ramadan will write a series of articles on the relation of contemporary art to migration from the Middle East and North Africa. The articles will approach art criticism as a decolonial strategy that counters neutralizing practices of inclusion and representation. The Arts Writers Grant program supports writing about contemporary art and aims to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging with the visual arts.
In its 2023 cycle the Arts Writers Grant has awarded a total of $935,000 to 27 writers. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—Articles, Books, and Short-Form Writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies.
“The grants uplift the diverse perspectives of writers whose fine-tuned attention to the content and context of contemporary art-making helps to keep artists at the center of cultural conversations and debates—where they belong,” said Joel Wachs, President, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Dina A. Ramadan is a writer and educator born in Cairo. She teaches at Bard College and the Center for Curatorial Studies. Her work is primarily concerned with the intersection of aesthetics and politics, focusing on modern and contemporary cultural production from the Middle East, decolonial movements, labor, and migration. Her writing has appeared in Art Journal, Art Papers, ArtReview, BOMB, Brooklyn Rail, e-flux Criticism, frieze, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Journal of Visual Culture, and Nka. She is the author of The Education of Taste: Art, Aesthetics, and Subject Formation in Colonial Egypt (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming) and co-editor of The Borders of Art: Migration, Mobility, and Artistic Practice (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming).
About the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports emerging and established writers who write about contemporary visual art. By “contemporary visual art,” we mean visual art made since World War II. The program was founded in recognition of both the financially precarious situation of arts writers and their indispensable contribution to a vital artistic culture. It is funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and administered by Creative Capital. Learn more at artswriters.org.
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Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1,000 parklike acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in more than 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 13 programs; eight early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 163-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal arts education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit bard.edu.
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