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Jo Fleming

“The spirit and soul of Mongolia came to life through its art. The Art in Embassies Artist Exchange experience has enlightened and renewed purpose in expressing my ideas with greater clarity. Being recognized by AIE through the exhibition and exchange program is an honor that has bolstered my confidence and enthusiasm as well as inspired...
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Navajo Generations

My clan is Hooghanlani, and my father’s clan is Nakai Dine. My grandfather’s clan is Ta’ neeszahnii and my Nali’s clan is Hozae Tachii”nii. I was raised in Littlewater and Table Mesa, New Mexico, U.S.A. I grew up with my four sisters and three brothers. At that time, sheepherding was our main life every day....
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Patrick Dougherty

“This kind of work reaches out on a real human level to people around the world and says… we have a huge commonality with you…” – Patrick Dougherty, High Jinx High Jinx is an Art in Embassies commission for the lobby of the new Embassy building in Belgrade, Serbia, by artist Patrick Dougherty. The artist...
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Patrick Hayashi

In September of 2013, artist Patrick Hayashi was invited by Art in Embassies and U.S. Embassy Bishkek, to travel to Kyrgyzstan to conduct a series of workshops and lectures about his life and art. Patrick Hayashi his artwork was selected by Art in Embassies curator Imtiaz Hafiz for the exhibit at the residence of American...
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Chakaia Booker

“Without color… there is no life… it is for that I appreciate Chakaia Booker…” – Rafiy Okefolahan. Internationally-known artist Chakaia Booker has been commissioned to create a site-specific sculpture for the grounds of the new U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, to be completed in 2015. Like many contemporary artists, Booker concentrates on the...
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Richard Tuttle

On November 4, 2013, artist Richard Tuttle spoke about his oeuvre and the importance of art in our society, to a filled auditorium at Tate Modern as part of the American Artist Lecture Series; a unique collaboration of the U.S. Department of State’s Office Art in Embassies with Embassy London and Tate Modern. This partnership...
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Jackie Brookner

“As an artist whose work focuses on water remediation, I was particularly excited to visit Oslo and see a city that so appreciates its water, and takes care to keep it healthy and beautiful. The newly restored facilities of the Academy of Art are impressive—spacious and filled with light from skylights and glass walls. And...
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Chris Flisher

“This Artist Exchange in Cape Verde was a fantastic experience for me on every level….. The fact that I was able to work in the capacity of an artist enabled me to highlight and show that art—the message and the medium—are truly cross-cultural and pan-global. This is work and practice for all humanity. This is...
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Rosa Ibarra

“What I find so interesting about traveling is seeing the similarities among cultures. Our nationality, food, customs and language may be different… but the core of who we are, our emotional needs and desires are the same. Art plays a major role in joining those similarities. Art stimulates a response in our being and inspires...
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Cheryl Pope

“Through research, experimentation, and collaboration, I produce works addressing specific questions that extend into social, political, and global conversations” – Cheryl Pope In March of 2013, artist and faculty member of the Art Institute Chicago Cheryl Pope, visited Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic to conduct research for a site specific commission for...
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Sharon Cosgrove

Art in Embassies exchange artist, Sharon Cosgrove, visited Kazakhstan from March 26-31, 2012. Ms. Cosgrove, an arts educator from Pennsylvania, traveled to Kostanay, Astana and Almaty where she gave master classes and led discussions about art and new techniques in American art. She met with art students and educators at art schools and American Corners....
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Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons/ ART in Embassies (AIE) / U.S. Embassy Beijing collaborated on an AIE Cultural Exchange program on March 21, 2012 with a series of conversations and lectures with the Beijing arts community.
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Nancy Lovendahl

Art in Embassies artist Nancy Lovendahl visited Belize from November 12 -16, 2012. Nancy traveled to Belize to renovate the installation of several of her mixed media works on permanent display at the Embassy in Belmopan. To maximize her visit, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy organized several appearances and speaking engagements, inviting...
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Jenny Honnert Abell

The honor of an Art in Embassy commission took me to Dakar, the capital of Senegal in West Africa, in December 2012. My intention for the week was to absorb every sensory experience possible that could be filtered into the 10 pieces I was to produce, reflecting these people and their world. Among the many...
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Nick Cave

Art in Embassies Chief Curator Virginia Shore commissioned Nick Cave to spend January, 2012, living and working in Dakar, Senegal and ultimately produce a 22 x 23 foot tondo. The work will be inspired by Cave’s onsite cultural research and created from materials collected by Cave in Senegal. Nick Cave (born 1959 in central Missouri,...
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Victoria Greising

Victoria Greising recently completed an AIE exchange in Botswana. She met with Ambassador Gavin and decided on the perfect location for her installation at her house. She completed multiple days of programming and interviews during her trip. One interview was with The Voice, a local newpaper and the other with Yarona FM, a local radio...
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Maya Lin

In October 2012, Maya Lin was the second in the AIE American Artist Lecture Series at the Tate Modern-London; a unique collaboration with Embassy London. This partnership welcomes audiences of young artists and scholars in a lecture hall format. Designed as part lecture and part audience conversation, Maya Lin spoke of her work, her inspirations,...
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Brice Marden

Brice Marden participated in the AIE American Artist Lecture Series at the Tate Modern-London; a unique collaboration with Embassy London, in May of 2012. This partnership welcomes audiences of young artists and scholars in a lecture hall format. Designed as part lecture and part audience conversation, Brice spoke of his work, his inspirations, and his...
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Soukaina Aziz El Idrissi

Soukaina Aziz El Idrissi, a textile artist born and raised in Morocco, travelled to Providence, Rhode Island to participate in The Art in Embassies: Morocco Course at the Rhode Island School of Design. This collaborative project was designed to promote cross-cultural exchange and to recognize and nurture the talents of the next generation of professional...
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Chris Doyle

In the age of the internet, new relationships happen across long distances everyday. My project, Social Structure II takes as its premise that a work of art can be the materialization of these relationships. Knowing that I would build the piece before I could spend time in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I chose to make the...
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