Artadia and NADA Announce the 2018 NADA New York Artadia Awardee

Artadia and NADA Announce the 2018 NADA New York Artadia Awardee

Artadia and NADA Announce the 2018 NADA New York Artadia Awardee

Artadia and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) are pleased to announce Farah Al Qasimi as the recipient of the 2018 NADA New York Artadia Award, a $5,000 unrestricted, merit-based Award granted to one artist exhibiting at the fair. Al Qasimi's work is exhibited at the Helena Anrather booth 4.02 at NADA New York. A jury comprising two renowned curators, Natalie Bell, Associate Curator, the New Museum, and Alexis Lowry, Associate Curatorr, Dia Art Foundation, selected Al Qasimi. This is the eleventh time NADA and Artadia have partnered to present the Award.

"Farah Al Qasimi's richly textured, strikingly composed photographs address want, expectation, identity, and global consumer culture, and stood out for their incisive eloquence," stated Alexis Lowry. "In spite of their directness, Farah's photos function on a number of levels and in a very simple sense, I find them interesting both for what they allude to - here, the aesthetics and material culture of hospitality (from upholstery to the soap bar on the bidet) - and what they obscure, which is often the specific identity of the sitters," continued Natalie Bell.

The NADA Artadia Award acknowledges innovative voices working in contemporary art today. This unique collaboration highlights the ways in which nonprofit organizations and art fairs can come together to celebrate artistic excellence. Through its partnership with NADA, Artadia is able to extend the reach of its Awards program internationally. The curator-driven selection process, integral to all Artadia Awards, provides exhibiting artists exposure to influential professionals in the field. Al Qasimi will have access to the lifetime


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Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit 501c(6) collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Its mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within the arts field and to develop a stronger sense of community among its constituency. Through support and encouragement, NADA facilitates strong and meaningful relationships between its members working with new contemporary and emerging art. In addition NADA hosts two fairs a year, NADA New York, and NADA Miami.

Photo: Installation view, Farah Al Qasimi at Helena Anrather booth 4.02 at NADA New York 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Helena Anrather, New York.