SVA faculty member Carlos Motta (BFA 2001 Photography) was recently named a recipient of a 2012 Creative Capital Grant for his experimental documentary and video installation Gender Talents, which explores gender identity. Motta will receive up to $50,000 in direct project funding and $40,000 in advisory services from Creative Capital, a nonprofit organization that has donated nearly $25 million to 372 projects since it was founded in 1999.
Along with just seven other artists, SVA faculty member Tim Rollins (BFA 1977 Fine Arts) has been commissioned to create work for the Frieze New York 2012 art fair from May 4 – 7 in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan. He will appear as part of Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival), a group of at-risk students that he has collaborated with artistically since 1984. Other commissioned artists for Frieze New York 2012 include American novelist Rick Moody and artist Uri Aran. The annual event offers the opportunity to view artwork by more than 1,000 international artists and also includes debates, panel discussions and lectures. For more information, visit Frieze New York.