Announcing: Participants in the 2014 NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists

Announcing: Participants in the 2014 NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists

Congratulations to our 2014 Mentors and Mentees

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the participants in the 2014 NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists. Now in its eighth 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. Each mentor will provide his or her mentee with broader access to the New York cultural landscape, while group meetings offer an opportunity to connect with other immigrant artists. The program runs from from July–September 2014.

2014 Participants and Disciplines

Mentee Ekaterina Aksenova, Visual (Russia), paired with Mentor Jesse Bercowetz, Visual (United States).

Mentee Kevin Oliver Arota, Literary (Philippines), paired with Mentor Zelene Pineda Suchilt, Literary (Mexico).

Mentee Julio Jose Austria, Visual (Philippines), paired with Mentor Sophia Chizuco, Visual (Japan).

Mentee Raul Ayala, Visual (Ecuador), paired with Mentor Carlos Martinez, Visual (Colombia).

Mentee Karine Baptiste, Visual (France), paired with Mentor Helen Dennis, Visual (United Kingdom).

Mentee Cândida Borges, Performing (Brazil), paired with Mentor Volker Goetze, Performing (Germany)

Mentee Ximena Borges, Performing (Venezuela), paired with Mentor Ray Leslee, Performing (United States).

Mentee Natalia Cavalcante, Visual (Brazil), paired with Mentor Gabriela CalyMayor, Visual (Mexico).

Mentee Liuyu Chen, Literary (China), paired with Mentor Carlos César Valle, Literary (Peru).

Mentee Yan Gi Cheng, Visual (United Kingdom), paired with Mentor Claudia Sohrens, Visual (Germany).

Mentee Negar Fadaei Dehkordi, Visual (Iran), paired with Mentor Sepideh Salehi, Visual (Iran).

Mentee Linnea Gad, Visual (Sweden), paired with Mentor Eva Nikolova, Visual (Bulgarian).

Mentee Marwa Helal, Literary (Egypt), paired with Mentor Ricardo Maldonado, Literary (Puerto Rico (United States).

Mentee Melanie Jones, Performing (Canada), paired with Mentor Jonathan Cerullo, Performing (United States).

Mentee Shuang Li, Literary (China), paired with Mentor Vivian Yang, Literary (China).

Mentee Mersiha Mesihovic, Performing (Bosnia & Herzegovina/Sweden), paired with Mentor He Jin Jang, Performing (United States).

Mentee Ido Michaeli, Visual (Israel), paired with Mentor Liene Bosquê, Visual (Brazil).

Mentee Suyeon Na, Visual (Korea), paired with Mentor Golnar Adili, Visual (United States).

Mentee Amela Parcic, Visual (Serbia/Germany), paired with Mentor Haisi Hu, Visual (China).

Mentee Runn Shayo, Visual (Israel), paired with Mentor Denise Iris, performing (Romania).

Mentee Yi Xin Tong, Visual (China/Canada), paired with Mentor Jia-Jen Lin, Visual (Taiwan).

Mentee Denise Treizman, Visual (Chile), paired with Mentor Rosemarie Fiore, Visual (United States).

Mentee Tuo Wang, Visual (China), paired with Mentor Katya Grokhovsky, Visual (Ukraine/Australia/United States).

Mentee Shihori Yamamoto, Visual (Japan), paired with Mentor Analia Segal, Visual (Argentina).

Click here for more information about the Immigrant Artist Program and other resources it offers, including our online directory and free monthly newsletter.

The NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists is made possible by the generous support of Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

Photo: Participants introduce themselves during the November 2013 Artepreneur Boot Camp, presented in collaboration with Spain Culture New York and Spain Red. Credit: NYFA.
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