Announcing The 2019 Los Angeles Artadia Awards Finalists

The Finalists will receive studio visits with second round jurors, who will ultimately select two artists as Awardees to receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds. A third artist will be selected as the inaugural Marciano Artadia Awardee and will be awarded $25,000 from Artadia and the Marciano Art Foundation.

The Finalists were selected by jurors Pavel Py , Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Erin Christovale, Assistant Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Zina Saro-Wiwa, artist.

On the jurying experience and the breadth of work in Los Angeles, Saro-Wiwa stated, There is an incredible energy in the art scene in LA at the moment and this was evident in the applications which all demonstrated flair, commitment and singularity. The broad demographic scope of applications was also wonderful to see. The final six artists chosen show fearlessness and dedication and I am truly excited to see where their work continues to take them. I want to thank my fellow jurors and the eye-opening conversations we had about the many applications we received. I also want to thank Artadia for making such awards possible. A gift to the living artist.

The 2019 Los Angeles Artadia Awards are generously supported by the Marciano Art Foundation (MAF), Capital Group, Artadia's Board of Directors, Artadia Los Angeles Council members, and individual donors across the country.

Support the 2019 Los Angeles Artadia Awards Eddie Aparicio, "Aquellos Que Apuntan Con El Dedo Medio (11th St. and Union St., Los Angeles, California)," 2017. Rubber, sulfur, tree residue, and paint residue on Cotton, 102 x 108 x 6 inches. Carmen Argote, "Accumulations," 2017. Fencing, pine needles, paint, 10 x 10 x 44 feet. Ron Athley, "Cyclic," 2018. Performance. Diedrick Brackens, "opening tombs beneath the heart," 2018. Hand woven cotton and acrylic yarn, 74 x 78 inches. Gelare Khoshgozaran, "U.S. Customs Demands to Know, 2016-ongoing. LED lit packages, dimensions variable, packages received from Iran over the period of the project during the U.S. Sanctions on Iran. Jennifer Moon, "A Story of a Girl and a Horse: The Search for Courage," 2014. Metallic chromogenic print and frame, 58 x 50 inches framed.

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