Grant Summary
Artist Statement
Studio Revolt is a collaborative media lab that produces films, videos, installations and performance projects by artist Anida Yoeu Ali and filmmaker Masahiro Sugano. Based in Cambodia from 2011-2015 we became a prominent presence in the contemporary arts scene showcasing our works in screenings, exhibitions, and public art projects all over Asia. Our works have been exhibited in biennales, screened in notable festivals and won numerous awards including LinkTV’s grand prize for the film 1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim, Center for Asian American Media’s Innovation Fund, 2015 Sovereign Asian Art Prize (Hong Kong), 2017 Art Matters Grant and 2018 Tacoma Arts Commission Grants. From The Buddhist Bug series to video works on deportations, we are interested in centering peripheral voices and issues of displacement. Currently we both serve as Artists-in-Residence at the University of Washington Bothell where we teach art and influence a new generation of creative thinkers and agitators.
  • “Hello. How Are You?” 2018 Public Art by Masahiro Sugano & Anida Yoeu Ali, Courtesy of Studio Revolt.

  • “Campus Dining” (The Buddhist Bug series) 2012 Performance by Anida Yoeu Ali, Photography by Masahiro Sugano, Courtesy of Studio Revolt.

  • “Rainbow Beach” (The Red Chador series) 2020 Performance by Anida Yoeu Ali; Photography by Masahiro Sugano, Courtesy of Studio Revolt.

  • Video Still from “emmett (til de remix),” 2020, Studio Revolt, HD Color, 6:09minutes,. Performance by Avery R. Young, Film by Masahiro Sugano, Courtesy of Studio Revolt.