“smARTpower” — an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the Bronx Museum of the Arts — sends 18 American artists to 15 countries around the world to work with local artists and young people to create community-based art projects. It is an integral part of the United States’ people-to-people diplomacy efforts that engage people, especially underserved youth, and create opportunities for dialogue that build a foundation for greater understanding among people of all cultures, communities, and countries.



Featuring 18 contemporary artists in 15 countries: Seth Augustine & Rachel Shachar (Venezuela), Kabir Carter (Turkey), Brett Cook (Nigeria), Chris “Daze” Ellis (Ecuador), Rochelle Feinstein (Ghana), Kianga Ford (India), Ghana Think Tank (Morocco), Sam Gould (Kosovo), Art Jones (Pakistan), Arturo Lindsay (Egypt), Miguel Luciano (Kenya), Mary Mattingly (The Philippines), Pepón Osorio (Nepal), Duke Riley (China), Xaviera Simmons (Sri Lanka).