ARTADIA NAMES 2020 LOS ANGELES AWARDEES
In the first round of jurying, Cole Akers, a curator and special projects manager at the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut; Jova Lynne, a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; and Anuradha Vikram, an independent curator and writer based in Los Angeles, selected six finalists— Cortez, Fallah, Arshia Haq, Alice Könitz, Shizu Saldamando, and Woods. Zavistovski, an assistant curator of modern art at LACMA, joined Vikram for the second round of evaluations, for which they conducted studio visits with the shortlisted artists. The applications were open to any visual artist, emerging or established, who is living in Los Angeles County and has been based in the area for at least two years.
Commenting on the award program, Vikram stated: “It’s an exhilarating feeling to be able to make such meaningful financial gifts to artists. The awardees reflect the expressive range, artistic precision, and political engagements of Los Angeles, America’s biggest ‘third culture’ city.”
Suné Woods, We was just talking, 2017, video still.