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Funding recipients

DAI Friends & Alumni Grant raised money for a grant for second-year DAI students from outside the EU. This grant was to be shared with eligible and interested DAI students, who bear financial burden and/or stress in their second year of study.

Meet those who have been supported by this grant in previous years:

 Anastasia Nefedova


Anastasia Nefedova (b. 1991, Zhukovsky, Moscow region) is a curator and researcher currently based in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. In her practice, she addresses questions of how we (human and non-human) can live together, sharing experiences, memories, and stories through alternative tools of preservation, transmission, and perception. 


Among her curatorial and group projects are Grain Forecasting by Co(in)cidentally kollektiv with Gamze Öztürk, Community art project for Charlois neighbourhood, Rotterdam (2023); Speed-Placing Game What’s the Point with Valeria Moro, for 24 hours marathon by SOUPSPOON Collective , RIB Gallery, Rotterdam (2023); Dream Wasteland by Mats Adelman and Ylva Westerlund (MMOMA, 2022); and Unnamable. Selected works from the collection of ММОМА with Olga Turchina (Centre of Contemporary Arts Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, 2021-2022). Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine she was working as a curator and researcher at Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art (MMOMA, 2019-2022).

Baoxin (Bobo) Liao


Baoxin Liao (Bobo) is an artist and curator who comes from Southern China and developed her artistic lives between Canton and Rotterdam while remaining deeply engaged with her native region as a source of creative inspiration.


Liao worked as a curator and researcher at FEI Arts in Guangzhou, China from 2017 to 2020. In 2020, Liao established an art collective ‘Shunde_Shuntak’ in her hometown Shunde, which is dedicated to researching, documenting, and disseminating culture and knowledge in southern China. Liao’s current artistic practices intertwines folktale, rituals, auto-ethnography, performance and every day life. With a desire to explore the multi-layered culture of her hometown, and to engage in contemporary art research and interdisciplinary collaborations,

Gabriel Acevedo


Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (Lima, 1976) is a Peruvian artist currently working on an autobiographical rendering of his participation in a group legal complaint that took him and other ex-students of his school to the Peruvian Congress in 2017. Some of his his solo shows are "Paranormal Citizen" (Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid), "Interruptions on decrees and stages" (Mori Museum, Tokyo), "Quorum Power" (Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City), "Cone Flow" (Modern Art Museum at Fort Worth, Texas). He has participated in the Lyon Biennial, Sao Paulo Biennial, Corruption - Everybody knows (e-flux NY), among other group exhibitions. He currently lives in between Amsterdam and Brussels.

Noam Youngrak Son


Noam Youngrak Son is a communication designer practicing queer publishing. They explore revolutionary methods of disseminating deviant narratives. In their work, publishing concerns more than mere printed matter, since, in its etymology, the word "publishing" originally meant to populate communities and to breed interspecies relations. The term "queer" in this context is not used as a statement of identity but as that of methodology – small yet collective strategies of publishing that challenge the modern myth of a heroic designer.

Yi Hong Wang

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Hong is an image researcher. His practice focuses on absence as a (re)calling technology in the image. The interest guides him in digging into re/deconstructing the subjectivity ghost of the island Taiwan and image fragmentally with archipelago/islander thinking.

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