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.
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.