2022 Technology Immersion Program Artists

Harvestworks is pleased to offer another round of our Technology Immersion Program for artists who have a passion for learning the tools of digital media but do not have the research, training and  equipment necessary to produce artworks in this medium. The following artists received scholarships for Spring 2022.

Selwa Abd

Selwa Abd is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician & UX/UI designer living in NYC (originally from Morocco, North Africa). She composes, produces and performs under the alias: Bergsonist (derived from Deleuze’s Bergsonism). She uses a variety of media to investigate social resonance through divergent conceptual aesthetics (minimalism, techno, music concrete to name a few). Through her work, she explores notions of identity, memory, and social politics. In 2017, she started Pick Up The Flow, an online community & resource aiming to democratize access to opportunities. She has performed at spaces such as Basilica Hudson, Parsons The New School For Design, Flux Factory, Issue Project Room, Spectacle Theater, Bar Laika (E-Flux), Fridman Gallery, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Brooklyn College and Boston Museum Of Fine Arts to name a few. She has performed at festivals such as Moogfest, Sonic Acts, Basilica Hudson Drone Festival and By Larm Festival. Her work has been covered by The Washington Post, Bandcamp Daily, Resident Advisor (breaking through), The Wire, Nouveau York, Fact Mag, DJ Mag, AQNB, Zweikommasieben, Spin Mag, Inverted Audio, Juno Plus, The Standard Hotel, The Vinyl Factory, Trax Mag, Totokaelo, Bomb Magazine, Love Injection, Shure X Mixcloud and Borshch Magazine.

Shanthal Caba Mojica

Shanthal is an experimental filmmaker, artist, writer, and sound designer making work about what makes her curious. Her work explores themes relating to mental health, human-computer interaction, language, changing landscapes, empathy, food, and joy. Recently she’s been interested in experimenting with analog film formats. She grew up in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and identifies as an islander. She holds a BA in Culture and Media from The New School and an MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts.

Ahmed El Shaer

Born in 1981, Ahmed El Shaer is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans the mediums of installation, photography, sound, and moving images with a particular interest in digital technologies. His videos combine Machinima, stock footage, 3D animation, and experimental soundscapes, and have been shown at international venues including the Venice Biennale, Bamako Biennale, Cairotronica, the Guggenheim, the Museum of the Moving Image, and Casa Arabe in Madrid. He recently completed a residency in the Game Lab at the University of Los Angeles California, as part of a Fulbright research program.

Amina Ross

Amina Ross is an artist, educator and life-long learner born and raised in New York City. Amina makes videos, sculptures, sounds, and situations that consider feeling, body-knowledge, and intimacy as technologies of survival for black queer trans and femme people. Amina has presented work in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, Havana, Rotterdam, and The Hague. Amina learned about facilitation, world-building, and ritual through their familial practice of Lucumí tradition (Santeria), their work in queer art collectives 3rd Language and F4F, and through their time with the black solidarity economics working group Cooperation for Liberation. Amina worked as an educator at the MCA Chicago and was a lecturer at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Amina received their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and their MFA from the Yale School of Art.

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