Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation

Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients


The Americas Society, New York, NY

 Puerto Rican Light, Jennifer Allora and Guilermo Calzadillla  (2003)

 Emancipatory Action: Paula Trope and the Meninos (2007)

 Cristobal Lehyt: Iris Sheets (2013)

Art In General, New York, NY

 New commissions program (2006)

Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY

 Alfredo Gisholt: Canto General (2014)

 Raul Guerrero (2010)

Cultural Contact, Juarez, Mexico

Catalog for Strange New Worlds: Art and Design from Tijuana at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego  (2006)

Exit Art, New York, NY

 Rico Gatson: Three Trips Around the Block, a 15-year retrospective (2011)

 New Mirrors: Painting in the Aftermath of Information, an exhibit by eight artists (2009)

 Charles Juhasz-Alvarado: Complicated Stories (2008)

Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY

Three exhibitions and one artist residency (2017)

 Three solo exhibitions by women artists: Jasmine Murrell, Amanda Turner, Sarah Jimenez (2015)

International Print Center, New York, NY

 Graphic Reality: Mexican Printmaking Today  (2006)

Institute of Contempoarary Art / Boston, Boston, MA

 Damien Ortega: Do it Yourself (2009)

The Jewish Museum New York, NY

 Unorthodox exhibition of fifty-five artists from around the world (2015)

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

Spiral City and other Vicarious Pleasures: paintings, photography and video by Melanie Smith


MomentaArt, Brooklyn, NY

Catalog of 30 years of exhibitions (2017)

 Bolivia Existe, contemporary art practice in Bolivia (2013)

 Moldy Figs, sculptural installation and performance by Justin Randolph Thompson (2014)

El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (2017)

 Rodriguez Calero: Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Saints (2015)

 Marisol: sculpture and works on paper (2014)

 “S” Files: Biennial (2005-2010)

 Phantom Sightings (2010)

 Nexus New York, 1900-1945, Encounters in the Modern Metropolis (2009)

 Arte No Es Vida retrospective (2008)

 MOMA at El Museo (2003)

Museum of Contemporary Art, (MCA), Chicago, IL

 Kerry James Marshall: Mastry (2016)

 Disremembered: works by Doris Salcedo (2016)

 Isa Genzken: retrospective (2013)

Jimmy Roberts: Vis a Vis (2012)

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

 Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World (2014)

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

 Pippilotti Rist: Pixel Forest (2016)

 Pia Camil: A Pot for Latch (2015)

 Triennial: Sound Audience (2015)

 Chris Burden: Extreme Measures (2013)

 Triennnial: The Ungovernables (2012)

 Rivane Neuenschwander, A Day Like Any Other (2009)

The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

 Frida Kahlo’s Garden: art and horticultural exhibit (2015)

PS1, Long Island City, NY

 Greater New York (2010)

Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

 Pedro Reyes, The People’s United Nations (2013)

 ABCDEF, photos of Mexico City (2005)

The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  Wake Up by Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla (2006)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

 Axis Mexico: Common Objects and Cosmopolitan Action (2002)

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

 Fore: 29 artists of African Descent living in the US (2012)

 30 Seconds off an Inch (2009)


Michael Adno, Brooklyn, NY

Continuing work on Cracker Politics, the Limits of Colonial Knowledge (2015)



Brooklyn Academy of Art, Brooklyn, NY

 Acquisition, installation and restoration of KAWS mural (2013, 2014)

 Acquisition of Jose Parla mural: Gesture Performing Dance, Dance Performing Gesture (2012)

Insite, San Diego, CA

 Dysfunctional Five City Project (2005)

 FARSITES: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art (2004)

Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, NY  

Prismatic Park, Site Specific Interactive Installation by Josiah McElhiney (2017)

 Big Bling, Monumental Sculpture by Martin Puryear (2016)

 Fata Morgana, Sculptural Installation by Teresita Fernandez (2015)

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

 Fund for façade sculpture (2004)

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

 Out of the Box: sculpture program for the Museum’s terraces and other non-gallery spaces (2011-2014)


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Acquisition of Mother and Child (2016), a painting by Njideka Crosby (2016)

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY

 Acquisition of Disarm/Xylophone by Pedro Reyes (2013)

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

 Acquisition of Embaja Rusa (Russian Embassy) by Los Carpinteros (2016)

 Acquisition of drawings by Wilfredo Prieto, a video by Beatriz Santiago, and drawings by

 Chemi Rosado (2013)   

 Acquisition of Furniture/ Sculpture art Moebius Strip by Pedro Reyes (2012)

 Acquisition of photographs by Quisqueya Henriquez (2009)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

 Acquisition of Untitled (studio), a painting by Kerry James Marshall (2015)

El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY

Acquisition of Puerto Rican Pieta, a painting by David Anotonio Cruz (2014)

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Acquisition of Pablo Helguera's Conservatory of Dead Languages (2014)

Acquisition of Betsabee Romero’s, Piel del Azucar (2012)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

 Acquisition of two artist books by Susan Barron: Casting Memory (“Hip Bone Book”) 2005 and

 Open Book, 2007  (2016)

Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

 Portals, a painting by Njideka Crosby (2016)

Residencies and Studio Programs

Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

 AIRspace program- Artist residency program (2008-2016)

ISCP, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY (2017)

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

 Artists studio programs (2009-2016)

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

  Residency for emerging artist Michael Adno (2014)

Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA.

Residencies for African American or Latin artists (2013, 2016)


The Art Students League, New York, NY (2000- )

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (2007-2011)

Carnegie Mellon School of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (2001-2006)

Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY (2012-2017)

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY (2002-2016)

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (2003-2010)

The New York Studio School, New York, NY (2016)

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY (2007)

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2002-2015)

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (2005-2014)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2002-2017)


Art In General, New York, NY

 Education programs for low income and at risk youth (2001-2004)

Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc. (Scholastic Press), New York, NY

 Scholarships for winners of annual high school portfolio program (2003-2013)

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program (1002-2007)

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

 Saturday and Outreach Programs (2001-2016)

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

 Planning Grant for Inner City High School Outreach program (2016)

National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, Miami, FL

 Scholarships and awards program for young visual artists (2002-2006)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Outreach program for inner city students in the arts (2013-2017   )

Soul of Nations, Inc., Washington, DC. 

Brea Foley Portrait Competition (2017)