Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2013-14

(Bronx, NY)Kelman Duran

Pine Ridge, SD (1973)

Pine Ridge, SD is a multimedia project at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that tries to create links between the community of Pine Ridge and outside artists. It hopes to include awareness dinners, skating events, and a documentary, 1973; an experimental film exploring the relationship between loss of culture and architectural typologies at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

A screening in New York will be announced at a later date.


Kelman Duran was born in the Dominican Republic (1984) and raised in Washington Heights, NY. His work is informed by counter-histories that deal with power and political exclusion. He uses video, photography, and installation. His work has shown in different contexts in Berlin; Buenos Aires; Santiago; Los Angeles; New York; Canton, Ohio; the VIENNALE in Vienna; SPLIT Film Festival in Croatia; Zinebi in Bilbao; and at the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University in Cambridge. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and is currently the Resident Curator at OTRAS OBRAS, an art space in Tijuana, Mexico.