aCknowledgements

The AMA | Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS) and International Arts & Artists (IA&A) acknowledge all of the artists who are part of No Ocean Between US. We are grateful to the artists and their families who opened their homes and studios to us as we were developing the exhibition.

 

A heartfelt thank you to the exhibition’s advisory committee: Brian Dursum, Michele Greet, Andil Gosine, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, and Naomi Moniz.

 

We appreciate the expertise of the scholars who assisted us with research and writing, notably Grace Aneiza Ali, Mariola Alvarez, Alejandro Anreus, Roberto Cobas, Christopher Cozier, Alexandra Chan, Miho Hagino, Olga Herrera, Natalie Hopkinson, Ely Sayemi Iutaka, O’Neil Lawrence, Shira Loev Eller, Monique W. NouhChaia SookdewSing, and Michico Okano.

 

AMA and IA&A also thank the institutions that opened their doors to us in order to conduct research, including Asociación Peruano Japonesa, Instituto Wifredo Lam, Museu Histórico da Imigração Japonesa no Brasil, and Museo de Bellas Artes de la Habana. We would like to thank those institutions that so generously loaned artworks for the exhibition: Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo SA de CV, Blanton Museum of Art, Cernuda Arte, Inter-American Development Bank, Mexican Cultural Institute, National Gallery of Jamaica, and Readytex Art Gallery.

 

We are indebted to the fine essayists—Mariola Alvarez, Andil Gosine, and Evelyn Hu-DeHart—who contributed their copious knowledge and talents to the No Ocean Between Us catalogue.

 

We also wish to thank the volunteers who helped us realize this project, especially Leilani Campbell, Suzanne Feld, and Rosina Porto.

 

We are deeply appreciative of the financial support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; without their shared vision and early commitment to the project, it would not have been possible to realize an exhibition of this breadth and scope.

 

Last but certainly not least, we would like to extend our thanks to our colleagues at AMA and IA&A, whose tireless work has made this project possible.

Many thanks to all the artists in the exhibition:

Luis Nishizawa

Tomie Ohtake

Hiroyuki Okumura*
Kiyoto Ota*
Bernadette Persaud*
Sunil Puljhun
Sonnylal Rambissoon
Dhiradj Ramsamoedj*
Samuel Rumaldo Choy*
Carlos Runcie Tanaka*
Andrea Saito*

Kazuya Sakai
Venancio Shinki

Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi
Eduardo Tokeshi*
Rene Tosari
Yutaka Toyota
Kazuo Wakabayashi
Katarina Wong*

M.P. Alladin

Reinier Asmoredjo

Kereina Chang Fatt

Margaret Chen

Albert Chong*

Manuel Choy Loo

Laura Fong Prosper*

Tikashi Fukushima

Richard Fung*

Hisae Ikenaga
Soeki Irodikromo
Sri Irodikromo
Arturo Kubotta
Wifredo Lam
Manabu Mabe
Suchitra Mattai*
Cisco Merel Choy

Rosendo Merel Choy
Wendy Nanan*

* Denotes artists that are also lenders to the exhibition.

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