Valerie Tevere Is Awarded 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship

Valerie Tevere, Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, CUNY has been awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship (jointly with Angel Nevarez of the Faculty of Art, Media, and Technology at the New School University) in the field of Fine Arts. According to their Website, Tevere and Nevarez “are multidisciplinary artists whose projects and research investigate contemporary music and sound, the electromagnetic spectrum, dissent, and public fora. Their interests lie in the formation of itinerant, performative, and discursive-based social spaces with works that move between the spatial simultaneity of performance and enunciation, reflecting upon political agency through lyrics, audio, and transmission.” According to Marc Diamond, Chief Advancement Officer, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, “The Foundation has awarded Fellowships this year to 173 American and Canadian scientists, scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and writers and artists of all kinds, selected from almost 3,000 applicants. Since 1925, the Foundation has granted more the $375 million in Fellowships to over 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates, Fields Medalists, poets laureate, members of the various national academies, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Bancroft Prize, Turing Award, National Book Awards, Bancroft Prizes, and other important, internationally recognized honors.” By Terry Mares