[NAME] Publications is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a grant from the Fundación Ama Amoedo for a forthcoming (2025) publication on ephemeral practices in 1980s Cuba. [NAME] was among 10 recipients selected from approximately 2000 proposals. Co-edited with artist Glexis Novoa, this fully illustrated 350-page volume compiles scholarship, artworks, 400+ photographs, and ephemera documenting the nascent performance art movement in Havana of the 1980s into what will be the most complete chronology and catalog of the period.
With a predominant focus on South America, the Fundación Ama Amoedo Grants aim to make cultural and social diversity visible, recognizing and celebrating the multiplicity of approaches, generations and trajectories. “The proposals selected in this first edition coincide in the mission to broaden the panorama of opportunities for the visual arts. The projects invite reflection, experimentation and also, demonstrate a deep commitment to artistic practice”, says Amalia Amoedo, Founding Director.
The Jury was composed of Sonia Becce (Independent Curator), Marina Reyes Franco (Curator, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico), Yudi Rafael (Independent Curator and Researcher) and on behalf of the Foundation, Verónica Flom (Director, Fundación Ama Amoedo): “As a jury, the selection presented great challenges due to the excellent quality of the applications. We are certain that the Fundación Ama Amoedo Grants constitute a structural support in encouraging and materializing innovative visions in various production contexts. The selected projects will represent a direct contribution to the field of Latin American art and will generate a positive impact on the various communities in which they are embedded. We hope that the selected artists, organizations, and institutions achieve their goals and, along the way, stimulate reflection and encourage the recognition of the plurality within the contemporary art ecosystem.”