Artadia, a non-profit grantmaking organization and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, is pleased to announce the 2023 New York City Artadia Awardees: Simon Benjamin, Lizania Cruz, and Diane Severin Nguyen.
The 2023 New York City Artadia Awards application was open to visual artists working in any visual media, at any stage in their career, who have been living and working within the five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island for a minimum of two years.
The decision was reached after an extensive two-tiered jurying process culminating in virtual studio visits with jurors Mia Locks, Executive Director, Museum Moving Forward, and Manuela Moscoso, Executive Director, Center for Art, Research and Alliances (CARA).
“I am honored to have been a part of this year’s jurying panel for the Artadia Awards, which mobilizes significant support to outstanding artists working in New York City. We received more than 500 applications – a testament to the vigorous, rich and diverse arts community in our city. As jurors, we worked our way through each application with care and sensitivity, taking into consideration how this Award will have an important effect on each artist’s career at this particular moment. I am eager to see the difference that this Award will make for these three amazing artists,” shared juror Manuela Moscoso.
“It is an absolute pleasure to serve as an Artadia juror and to support such incredible artists getting unrestricted grants,” expressed fellow juror Mia Locks.
In addition to Benjamin, Cruz, and Severin Nguyen, this year’s finalists for the Award included Tamar Ettun, Chase Hall, and Pauline Shaw, selected by Andrea Andersson, Founding Director and Chief Curator, Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought; Manuela Moscoso, Executive Director, Center for Art, Research and Alliances (CARA); and TK Smith, Writer, Critic, and Assistant Curator of Art of the African Diaspora, Barnes Foundation.