Announcing: Participants in the 2016 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program

Announcing: Participants in the 2016 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program

Meet this year’s participants!

We are pleased to announce the participants in the 2016 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Now in its tenth year, the program pairs immigrant artists working in all disciplines with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support for their mentees, guiding them to achieve specific goals. The program provides participants with broader access to the New York cultural landscape through group meetings that offer an opportunity to connect with other immigrant artists, arts professionals and organizations in the New York Metropolitan Area.

2016 Participants and Disciplines:

Mentee Mert Alduman, Multidisciplinary (Turkey), paired with Mentor Dafna Naphtali, Performing (United States)

Mentee Azi Amiri, Visual (Iran), paired with Mentor Sepideh Salehi, Visual (Iran)

Mentee Hratch Arbach, Visual (Syria), paired with Mentor Terence Trouillot, Literary (United States)

Mentee Shay Arick, Visual (Israel), paired with Mentor Katya Grokhovsky, Visual (Ukraine)

Mentee Joana P. Cardozo, Visual (Brazil), paired with Mentor Hidemi Takagi, Visual (Japan)

Mentee Joni Cham, Literary (Philippines), paired with Mentor Marwa Helal, Literary (Egypt)

Mentee Ye-Seul Choi, Visual (South Korea), paired with Mentor Armita Raafat, Visual (Iran)

Mentee Jesse Chun, Visual (South Korea), paired with Mentor Eleen Lin, Visual (Taiwan)

Mentee Andrew Egbuchiem, Performing (Nigeria), paired with Mentor Martita Arbil, Performing (Mexico)

Mentee Dolores Furtado, Visual (Argentina), paired with Mentor Jia-Jen Lin, Visual (Taiwan)

Mentee Marjolaine Gallet, Visual (France), paired with Mentor Helen Dennis, Visual (United Kingdom)

Mentee Michelle Gevint, Visual (Israel), paired with Mentor Yi Xin Tong, Visual (China)

Mentee Chemin Hsiao, Visual (Taiwan), paired with Mentor Suyeon Na, Visual (Korea)

Mentee LuLu Meng, Visual (Taiwan), paired with Mentor Seema Pandya, Multidisciplinary (United States)

Mentee Tina Mitchell, Performing (Australia), paired with Mentor Eunbi Kim, Performing (United States)

Mentee Jayanthi Moorthy, Visual (India), paired with Mentor Sophia Chizuco, Multidisciplinary (Japan)

Mentee Zahra Nazari, Visual (Iran), paired with Mentor Rosemarie Fiore, Visual (United States)

Mentee Etan Nechin, Literary (Israel), paired with Mentor Grace Lee, Literary (Korea)

Mentee Julie Nymann, Visual (Denmark), paired with Mentor Jen Mazza, Visual (United States)

Mentee Annesofie Sandal, Visual (Denmark), paired with Mentor Denise Treizman, Visual (Chile)

Mentee Plympton Sandrine, Folk Arts (France), paired with Mentor Irka Mateo, Performing (Dominican Republic)

Mentee Marco Scozzaro, Visual (Italy), paired with Mentor Claudia Sohrens, Visual (Germany)

Mentee Edina Tokodi, Multidisciplinary (Hungary), paired with Mentor Valentina Medda, Interdisciplinary (Italy)

Mentee Brigitta Varadi, Visual (Hungary), paired with Mentor Pavel Kraus, Visual (Czech Republic)

This program is made possible with the support of Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

For more information on the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, click here and to sign up for the monthly Con Edison IAP Newsletter to receive opportunities and events as well as artist features directly in your inbox, click here.

Image: IAP Mentoring Program 2016, Photo by Judy Cai

Amy Aronoff
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