The Rasmuson Foundation has named 35 artists in 18 Alaska communities as Individual Artist Award recipients for 2019. Recipients were selected from a pool of 317 applicants by a panel of Lower 48 artists and creative community leaders. Project Awards support artists with $7,500 at all career stages for specific, short-term works. The Individual Artist Awards have fellowship and project awards.
Indra D. Arriaga Delgado of Anchorage — originally from Xalapa, Mexico — will create “Opaque Etymologies,” with poetry and prose, intaglio prints, and a performance exploring decolonization, identity, and language. This connects to the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Indra is an author and researcher living and working in Alaska. Her art has shown internationally in Germany, Oman, Bulgaria, France, and Armenia, in U.S. cities including San Francisco and New York, and around Alaska. Arriaga also works as a consultant in economic and social research.