Dean Otto

Dean Otto became active in film and video programming in 1985 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He joined the film/video department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center in 1995, where he co-curates the Expanding the Frame series and oversees work from the Ruben/Bentson Film and Video Study Collection, as well as the annual Queer Takes series. He has managed the international tour of the series Magnetic North at 17 sites and coordinated the residencies of artists Arthur Dong, Cheryl Dunye, Christian Marclay, and Craig Baldwin. Otto served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2012 and an exhibitions LOI panelist in 2013.


Grants & Grantees

Charlotte Blake Alston is a storyteller, a singer, and a 1994 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

King Britt is on a journey, exploring the patchwork of rhythmic textures from many urban dance music cultures: deep house, hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, funk, and afro-tech.

The Happy Show, presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art, focused on Stefan Sagmeister’s 10-year exploration of happiness and was conceived as a series of interactive investigations on the subject.

Grants & Grantees

Thomas Devaney (Pew Fellow, 2014) considers poetry an act of exploration. His work is a lyric evocation of, and meditation upon, remembered people, places, his native city of Philadelphia, and the passage of time.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Roddy Bogawa’s work is known for its investigation of history and culture via lyrical lo-fi means and innovative narrative structures.

Grants & Grantees

The Barnes Foundation presented a major exhibition of work by Nigerian-born, London-based artist Yinka Shonibare, including a new commission, plus works of sculpture, photography, painting, and installation.

Filmmaker and Pew Fellow David Scott Kessler on creating environmentally-conscious art, turning limitations into creative assets, and more.

The Winter 2013 issue of Trust, the official magazine of The Pew Charitable Trusts, features The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s artist residency program, established with arts colonies throughout North America.

Grants & Grantees

Piffaro recorded composer Kile Smith’s Vespers with The Crossing choir.

Grants & Grantees

The Fabric Workshop and Museum is an internationally renowned artist residency program with an active exhibition program.

As part of its ancillary programming, Vox Populi will hold a self-defense workshop at Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church.

This month in Fellows Friday news: Alex Da Corte prepares for a major exhibition at ICA Philadelphia, and new albums from Orrin Evans, Mary Lattimore, and Chris Forsyth have generated buzz. We also say goodbye to jazz violinist John Blake, Jr.