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Masahiro Sugano screens his films at Afrika Eye Festival

Masahiro Sugano

IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano screened his film at Afrika Eye Festival held in Bristol, UK, a site recently named a UNESCO City of Film. The short films “Dreams” and “Neon Poem” directed by Masahiro Sugano featured the poetry and performance of Tjawangwa (TJ) Dema, from Botswana, who recently won the 2018 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for her collection, The Careless Seamstress.

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Masahiro Sugano commissioned by Washington Filmworks and premieres at the 44th Seattle International Film Festival

Masahiro Sugano

IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano has been commissioned by Washington Filmworks to create a short film for the 2018 Fly Filmmaking Challenge which will screen at the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival. This year’s Challenge will explore why creativity matters and how creativity changes the world we live in for the better. Sugano and his media lab Studio Revolt has been chosen to create a short documentary specifically on visual artists. Sugano has selected four Tacoma-based artists to ...

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Masahiro Sugano and Anida Yoeu Ali announced as exhibiting artists in the 2018 Gwangju Biennale

Ali and Sugano

IAS faculty members Masahiro Sugano and Anida Yoeu Ali have been selected as artists in the upcoming Gwangju Biennale. The artistic due will feature their Studio Revolt works on the deportation of Cambodian Americans as curated by prominent Thai curator Gridthiya Gaweewong, the artistic director of Bangkok’s Jim Thompson Art Center. Ali and Sugano’s video installation will be exhibited amongst a prestigious list of international artists including ...

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IAS Artists-in-Residence Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano Awarded a 2017 Art Matters Grant

Studio Revolt, the collaborative media lab of IAS faculty members Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano was awarded a 2017 Art Matters grant. The Art Matters foundation awarded 22 fellowships of 7,500 USD each for ongoing work that breaks ground aesthetically and socially. Art Matters considers applications by invitation only. Priority is given to artists working with social issues and experimenting with form. 

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Masahiro Sugano receives a 2017 GAP Award

IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano received a 2017 GAP Award from the Artist Trust for the completion of his latest film HEADLOCK (working title) - a short magical realism film set in the Pacific Northwest. Inspired by the cinema of Emir Kustrica and Alejandro Jodorowsky, this live action film utilizes subtle fantastic elements to create a bold narrative of ...

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