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January 26, 2021— The Co-Creation Studio congratulates fellow Assia Boundaoui, for being named a United States Artist for 2022.

She is one of 63 artists from across the country each awarded a grant of $50,000 by the arts funding organization United States Artists. The grant is unrestricted, and Assia told the Chicago Sun Times she may use the money for a down payment on a house or for a new project.

Assia Boundaoui, recipient of the United States Artists for 2022 Award, also the 2021-22 For Co-Creation Journalism Fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab.

Today, Assia also launches the website for the Inverse Surveillance Project, the project she has been producing while at the studio.

“The Inverse Surveillance Project is a new-media project that includes designing a co-creation process with the Arab and Muslim American community in the Chicagoland area. This process will result in a site-specific installation that takes the form of a labyrinth and the creation of a community counter archive, repurposing thousands of records collected during a decade of FBI surveillance, as a site of collective disruption and a reclaiming of narrative.’”

Watch this space and the website for announcement on the launch of the installation coming soon.

The Inverse Surveillance Project by Assia Boundaoui.
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