News & Events, Fall 2019

Wednesday 12/04/2019

Top, third from left: Hakim Bishara. Image Courtesy of the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. 

Alumnus Hakim Bishara Awarded Arts Writing Grant


Congrats to alumnus Hakim Bishara (Class of 2017) for winning an Arts Writers grant for Short-Form Writing!

The Arts Writers Grant Program supports writing about contemporary art and aims to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts. This year, Arts Writers has awarded a total of $680,000 to 19 writers. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to critical reviews, and self-published blogs. For the full list of recipients or more program information, click here.

Bishara will write articles about the intersections of art and politics—both in the United States and throughout regions not typically covered by the US art media, including West Asia and Africa. Specifically, he will write about artwashing, labor rights, museum funding, and underrepresentation in the art world in relation to gentrification, state violence, and racism.

Bishara is a Palestinian writer, curator, and artist. He worked as a scriptwriter and journalist, covering politics and culture for publications including Globes, Calcalist, Al-Jazeera, Euronews, Hyperallergic, BOMB, +972 Magazine, and TOHU Magazine. He is a staff writer at Hyperallergic and the co-director of Soloway Gallery, an artist-run space in South Williamsburg. He studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has an MFA in Art Writing from the School of Visual Arts.