apexart Fellowship


Anton Osver is an artist based in Baku, Azerbaijan. He will be in NYC as an apexart New York City Fellow from October 21 – November 20, 2014.

David B. Smith is a NYC-based artist who is in Dunedin, New Zealand, as an apexart International Fellow from October 1 - 31, 2014.

Posts tagged with "Jayson Keeling"


 Due to blessings disguised by circumstances beyond my usual sphere 

 of control, my trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, would become  a  

 foundation strengthening experience. In retrospect, I can now say… 

 thank god for limited internet access. The internet never became an 

 hourly destination like at home. As a result of Addis Ababa’s high 

 altitude, less oxygen and the shortness of breath that followed, 

 difficulty breathing felt like a reinforced reminder to slow things 

 down… savor each moment…you are not at home.. breathe… no need to 

 rush…breathe.. don’t forget to breathe. Add to that, the general 

 pace of the city itself.  The sum total amounted to another kind of 

 interaction with the city and its people. I knew that I had to inhabit 

 moments and experiences completely. Because of this, I decided early 

 during my visit that I needed some distance from the experience itself and 

 that I would post my images and thoughts after my return home. I 

 needed time to reflect and sort through my memories before sharing 



Here I am in the medical center (forgot the name..) taking my travel related shots. Yellow fever (mandatory), meningitis (highly recommended) and  others I can’t remember. I took the flu vaccine (the first time taking it in my entire life) and got a weakened strain, two days before leaving. Initially I was pissed off about it but It came and went quickly. Thank god! I was not looking forward to flying 18+ hours with the flu. 

And, I forgot to mention the Malaria medicine. Horse sized Antibiotic tablets (DOXYCYCLINE  HYCLATE) that I had to begin taking two days prior to flying.  It was prescribed for the entire month of my trip and for a full four weeks after my return. Total… two months and two days. Needless to say…I decided (after careful consideration and the advice of many kind and concerned friends) to stop taking them two days after I arrived. Plus, there were no mosquitos in Addis at the time and it wasn’t Malaria season anyway. I’ll save them for the next trip.


Jun 8


Jayson Keeling

Jayson Keeling was born in Brooklyn, NY and attended The Fashion Institute of Technology. For most of his career Keeling has worked almost exclusively in the medium of photography but recently he has begun to explore video and sculpture as well. He has been included in exhibitions at: Exit Art, Moti Hasson, The Dumbo Arts Center, GBE/passerby, The Rush Arts Gallery, Roebling Hall, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Jayson participated in apexart’s Outbound Residency to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from January 2 - 31, 2009. He was recommended by Naomi Beckwith, Assistant Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Visit his Resident Page for more information.