Tana Hargest is a cultural producer whose practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of photography, performance, film/video, and installation work. Hargest has worked with nationally acclaimed arts and culture organizations to deliver a wide range of programs for creative and learning communities. She has previously served as the Executive Director of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature; Director of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts; Associate Director of The Soap Factory; Director of Education at Art 21, Inc.; Manager of New Media Learning at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; and Assistant Curator of Education at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Hargest has exhibited at venues including Mass MoCA; Walker Art Center; MIT’s List Visual Art Center; and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Hargest received a 2004 Franklin Furnace Future of the Present Grant; a 2003 Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship; a 2002 Jerome Foundation Media Arts Grant; a 2002 New York State Council of the Arts Individual Artist Grant; and a 2002 Creative Capital Grant. She’s also been in residence at MacDowell Colony, Gaea Sea Change Residency; and Smack Mellon Studio Program. Hargest received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
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