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 is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician & designer living in NYC (originally from Morocco, North Africa). Under the guise of Bergsonist, she uses a variety of media to investigate social resonance through divergent conceptual aesthetics (minimalism and musique concrète to name a few). Through her work, she explores notions of identity, memory, and social politics. She is the founder of the community resource Pick Up The Flow. She hosts a monthly music show on NTS Radio and a podcast featuring inspiring creatives from the PUTF community and beyond. She holds a BFA in Communication Design from The New School. She has performed at Basilica Hudson, Issue Project Room, Fridman Gallery, Dartmouth College and Boston Museum Of Fine Arts to name a few.
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 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.