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Awardee: Olga Koumoundouros

Visual Arts, 2005

Olga Koumoundouros has had extensive exhibitions of her multimedia art works and installations at numerous museums and galleries in the United States and in Germany. Koumoundouros has been awarded residencies at the California State University at Long Beach, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and through Frogman's Press in South Dakota. She received her MFA at CalArts and also studied at California State University Long Beach, the Boston Museum School, and the University of Vermont.

Project: A Philosophy of Time Travel

_A Philosophy of Time Travel_ is a collaborative sculptural installation designed for the Studio Museum of Harlem. Edgar Arceneaux, Vincent Johnson, Olga Koumoundouros, Matthew Sloly and Rodney McMillian created a site that convincingly simulated the consequences of what would happen if Constantin Brancusi’s sculpture _Endless Column_ were to suddenly and inexplicably come crashing through the museum’s roof. Poetic, humorous, and ambitious, the project references such diverse sources as the music of the composer and pop artist, Sun Ra, and the architecture of Egyptian pyramids.