Artadia, a non-profit grantmaking organization and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2024 New York City Artadia Awards: American Artist, Carlos Martiel and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, the Bank of America Artadia Award recipient.

The 2024 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 of New York City for a minimum of two years. We received 838 applications, with 62% of the applicants identifying as Black, Native American or Alaskan Native, Latinx, Asian, Arab, biracial or multiracial; 68% of applicants identify as women, gender nonconforming, or nonbinary; and 59% self-identify as emerging artists.

The Awards decision was reached after an extensive two-tiered jurying process. This year’s finalists for the Awards included Bryan Fernandez, Miles Greenberg, and Glendalys Medina, selected by Round 1 jurors Taylor Jasper, Assistant Curator, Walker Art Center; Eileen Jeng Lynch, Director of Curatorial Programs, The Bronx Museum; and Xuxa Rodríguez, the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

On being a part of the jurying panel, Rodríguez said, “Serving as an Artadia juror has been indescribably informative and rewarding. Being able to see work by hundreds of artists of all career stages working across a plethora of mediums within the review window is a deep dive into the contemporary art world’s core that no current survey course could possibly replicate. It affirms both the richness of the arts in our present moment as well how artists are vital to and an inextricable foundation of our social fabric.”

All six finalists held virtual studio visits with jurors Eileen Jeng Lynch and Diana Nawi, Independent Curator.

“We were struck both by the diversity of subject matter and aesthetics of these practices and by their shared threads. In different ways each explores collective and collaborative approaches to process, and each takes up social urgencies in their work, tracing the resonances and ramifications of history in our present moment,” remarked Lynch and Nawi. “It was an honor and a pleasure to participate on the jury to select the awardees and recognize artistic practices that offer us a means to critically reflect as well as to imagine the possibility of change. We encountered many powerful artistic voices throughout this process, a testament to the vibrancy of the city and polyphonic nature of New York’s arts community.”

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Since its founding in 1999, Artadia has awarded over $6 million in unrestricted funds to over 400 artists nationally. Celebrating visual artists and their foundational role in shaping society, the Artadia Award benefits three artists annually in seven major US cities with high concentrations of creative workers—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

This year’s New York City Artadia Awards are supported by the Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Bank of America, the Artadia Board of Directors, Artadia Council supporters, and individual donors across the country.

Image, left to right: American Artist (photo credit s*an d. henry-smith); Carlos Martiel (photo credit Renne Vidal); and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (photo credit Victoria Romulo).