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Artadia Names 10 Finalists for Inaugural New York Grants

Installation view of 'Georgia Sagri: Daily Bread' at Mathew, New York, 2015.COURTESY MATHEW

Installation view of ‘Georgia Sagri: Daily Bread’ at Mathew, New York, 2015.

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Artadia, a nonprofit that has provided unrestricted grants to artists working in cities across the United States for the past 15 years, today announced the 10 finalists that have been selected for its first-ever New York round. (It has previously presented awards in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and elsewhere.) Those artists are:

  • Yevgeniya Baras
  • Joe Fyfe
  • Donna Huanca
  • Bill Jenkins
  • Jennie Lee
  • Eric Mack
  • Sara Magenheimer
  • Park McArthur
  • Kameelah Rasheed
  • Georgia Sagri

The 10 were selected from a little more than 1,000 applicants by a jury that consisted of Matthew Higgs, the director of New York’s White Columns alternative space, Amanda Hunt, a curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Michele Abeles, the artist who currently has a very fetching large-scale photographic work on view in the Meatpacking District, right across from the Whitney Museum, as part of a project initiated by the museum, the High Line, and TF Cornerstone.

The winner will be announced in late May, after a showing of work by the finalists at the NADA New York fair. Making the final decision will be Higgs, John Rasmussen, the director of Minneapolis alternative space Midway Contemporary, and Ingrid Schaffner, the senior curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, who was tapped last month to organize the next Carnegie International.

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