Announcing the 2021 Solomon Fellow in AFVS

March 1, 2021

 

The Solomon Fellowship Committee is thrilled to announce acclaimed artist Sondra Perry (b. 1986, Perth Amboy, NJ) as the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies’ 2021 Solomon Fellow. Perry makes videos, performances, and installations that foreground digital tools as a way to critically reflect on new technologies of representation and remobilize their potential. Perry was the recipient of the 2018 Nam June Paik Award and her work is held in the collections of numerous museums including the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, amongst others.

2021 Solomon Fellow Sondra Perry

Perry will be in “remote residence” in AFVS for the month of March, visiting courses in Studio and Film/Video including a sustained pedagogical collaboration with Visiting Lecturer Tomashi Jackson. On Wednesday, March 10th, Perry and Solomon Fellow Undergraduate Liaison, Grey Johnson ‘22, will host a private gathering open only to undergraduate and graduate students on The Terrace at 8pm EST. A limited number of one-on-one meetings with Perry will be available to interested students who attend the event on The Terrace. Please send an email to greyjohnson@college.harvard.edu if you would like to express your interest in a one-on-one meeting with Perry. 

Follow along with the Solomon Fellowship on the AFVS website, where Grey Johnson will be blogging about Sondra Perry’s practice as well as on AFVS’ Instagram for the first two weeks of March. 

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The Solomon Fellowship invites artists, filmmakers, and critics with strong visions and voices, embedding them into the life of the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies. Fellows interact with students and faculty through class visits, workshops, and a public presentation, deepening the impact of visiting artists through student engagement. The Fellowship, a generous gift of the Solomon Family, extends visiting artists' involvement in the life of the Department and the University at large.
Fellows are nominated through a Department-wide open call which is then considered by the Solomon Fellowship Committee, comprising members representing all areas of the Department including a graduate and an undergraduate student (both chosen by lottery). The undergraduate student is invited to serve as the Solomon Fellowship Undergraduate Liaison, a compensated position that works closely with the Fellow during their residency. If you are a current AFVS Sophomore interested in this position or a current Film and Visual Studies PhD Candidate interested in serving on the 21-22 Committee, please fill out this form by Wednesday April 14, 2021 for entry into the lottery.