Leonard Suryajaya is 2016-2017 Robert Giard Fellow

At its annual benefit on June 7, 2016, the Robert Giard Foundation, in partnership with CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the City University of New York, announced its new Fellow, Leonard Suryajaya, for his multimedia project Other Mother. Suryajaya’s work explores intricate and complicated layers of selfhood in the context of cultural background, intimacy, sexual preference, and personal displacement. Prompted by his upbringing as a second-generation Chinese Indonesian raised by a Muslim woman, Suryajaya’s mixed media...

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6th Annual Robert Giard Foundation Benefit, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm

Please join us at the Sixth Annual Benefit in support of the Giard Fellowship for emerging photographers and filmmakers working on themes of gender, sexuality, and the LGBTQ experience. Our guests of honor will be Blanche Wiesen Cook & Clare Coss. Blanche Cook and Clare Coss, life-long activists for social justice and the rights of LGBTQ people, were early supporters of Robert Giard’s work and reflect the Foundation’s commitment to artists working on the margins. Blanche...

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Ka-Man Tse: Narrow Distances

March 22, 2016, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm   The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room C205 CLAGS 2014-2015 Robert Giard Fellow, Ka-man Tse will present her recent work, Narrow Distances,a series of photographs made within the LGBTQ community in Hong Kong between 2014-2015. She will also screen her video Gahp Song, an ongoing participatory video project that is about food as language, memory, intimacy, trust and play. Filmed over the course of six years, the meals take place in public places and private homes...

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Recent Exhibitions

Ka-Man Tse, Giard 2014-15 fellow, has Exhibit at New York Public Library

Ka-Man Tse, the 2014 - 2015 Robert Giard Fellow, has work currently showing at the New York Public Library Mulberry Street branch from through September 7th, 2016. Ka-Man explains: "These photographs are part of an ongoing investigation surrounding notions of home, family, identity and community. My image-making is informed by the points of intersection between the LGBTQ and the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community; and what is shared, divergent, and negotiated between these two seemingly disparate worlds." Ka-Man Tse exhibit at NYPL Mulberry Street branch.

June 01, 2016 through September 07, 2016

New York Public Library, Mulberry Street Branch

New York, NY