Welcoming Gauri Gill as an inagural Stanford VAF fellow
Sunita, Sita and Nirmala. Archival pigment print. 28 by 42 inches.
The Office of the Vice President for the Arts at Stanford University announces the first two artists in the new Visiting Artist Fund in Honor of Roberta Bowman Denning (VAF). The program brings international artists into Stanford classrooms in order to provide a stimulus in artistic thinking and aesthetic perspectives to disciplines across the university. VAF plans to insert practicing artists into a variety of environments on campus—not just the familiar stage and gallery—for a significant period of time, preferably a full academic quarter. VAF covers housing, studio space and project expenses related to the residency, as well as an honorarium.
The first two VAF artists are Turkish ud player and composer Necati Çelik, co-hosted by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Department of Music, and Indian photographer Gauri Gill (MFA ’02), co-hosted by the Department of Art and Art History, the Center for South Asia and the Cantor Arts Center. Both artists will be on campus spring quarter 2020 to teach, conduct workshops, develop their own work and participate in a public event.