Angel Chen wins 2015 Bill Mitchell ++ Funds

Image: Angel Chen, 2012. Courtesy of the artist. Angel Chen, Candid Call Center Toronto, ON, 2012

Congratulations to SMACT ’17 candidate, Angel Chen, winner of 2015 Bill Mitchell ++ Funds.

With this award, Chen intends travel to East Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore) in the summer of 2016, in order to trace trajectories and ties between East Asian artists and activities of ACT’s parent program, the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), focusing on the period from 1967 to 1988, when artists held yearlong residencies at MIT. Through this research, Chen hopes to situate her artistic practice in relation to a narrative of New Media Art in East Asia that emphasizes the artist-scientist and artist-technologist collaborations that defined CAVS— an art history that extends beyond the usual narratives of the English-speaking world, which are primarily centered around Video Art.

The 2015 Bill Mitchell ++ Fund selection committee deliberated over 25+ applications, and decided to award funding to the following applicants:

Ariana Salazar, DUSP MCP
Asresh Guttikonda, DUSP MCP
Chia Ling Angel Chen, ACT SMACT
Cindy Kao, Media Arts + Sciences PhD
Edwina Portocarrero, Media Arts + Sciences PhD
John Moody, DUSP MCP
Luisel Zayas, Architecture MArch
Paloma Gonzalez Rojas, Architecture PhD
Rida Qadri, DUSP MCP

Please join ACT in congratulating this year’s group of winners!

About the Bill Mitchell ++ Fund

Friends and colleagues of the late William J. Mitchell, dean of SA+P from 1992 – 2003, have established a fund in his honor to be used to support student travel and research projects that embody Mitchell’s spirit of creativity, playfulness, and rigor, particularly those that connect different disciplines in novel ways. The awards of $500 – $2000 will be limited to students in the School of Architecture + Planning, however, teams may apply and include students from other MIT schools.

Make a donation to the Bill Mitchell ++ Fund