Photographer: Natasha Harth. Copyright Queensland Art Gallery. | Black Mountain College - Kate Anderson
Mar. 15, 2022
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC)
awards the inaugural BMC Prize to Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian
This annual grant of $20,000 is awarded to international or national artists working in the spirit of Black Mountain College (1933-1957).
Following an extensive search across disciplines, BMC Prize nominators Peter Cole, Hedy Fischer, Kelly Kivland, Ralph Lemon, Abaseh Mirvali, and Randy Shull selected Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian as the inaugural recipients of the $20,000 annual grant for international or national artists working in the spirit of Black Mountain College (1933-1957).
BMC Prize artists have the opportunity to develop their practice in a context that is rich with artistic and cultural significance and ongoing contemporary relevance through a guided site visit to the historic Black Mountain College campus at Lake Eden with BMCM+AC staff, transportation to Asheville, and a four-day stay to spend time at BMCM+AC, with a tour of the exhibitions and archival support at the museum and neighboring Western Regional Archives.