Artadia is pleased to announce the 2019 New York Awards Finalists:
Devin N. Morris
Erick A. Hernandez
Sable Elyse Smith
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. The Finalists were selected by jurors Kate Fowle , chief curator, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; director-at-large, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York; Mickalene Thomas , artist, New York; and Sohrab Mohebbi , curator, SculptureCenter, New York.
Of the process of selecting Finalists, Mohebbi noted: “The pool of candidates was exceptionally strong and making the selection was no easy feat. Artists are grappling with very pressing issues and find incredibly complex and elegant ways to address the aesthetic questions of the moment. The jury deliberation was particularly informative given the quality of the applications. These five finalists exemplify just a portion of of the best new voices creating in New York City in this moment.”
This is Artadia’s fourth Award cycle in New York. Artadia received more than 500 applications for the Awards, which were open to all visual artists living in New York City for over two years, working in any media, and at any stage of their career. Finalists and Artadia Award recipients are selected through Artadia’s rigorous, two-tier jury review process. In the first round of review, jurors evaluated the merit of all submissions and collaboratively determined the five Finalists.