Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement

Mette von Kohl

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – movement
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2017

Mette Loulou von Kohl used her time at MacDowell to complete research, writing, and choreography for her first full-length multimedia solo performance piece No One Likes An Ugly Revolutionary, grappling with Palestinian ancestry, terrorism, and inherited legacies of resistance. Mette Loulou is a mixed-race queer femme, born to a Lebanese/Palestinian mother and Danish father. She is a graduate of EMERGENYC- the Hemispheric New York Emerging Performers Program, co-founder of the performance collective A Beautiful Desperation, and current Fellow at University Settlement.



Mette von Kohl worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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