Artadia Announces Six Finalists for 2022 Atlanta Awards

By October 19, 2022
Jessica Caldas, The Endeavor, courtesy the artist and Artadia.

NEW YORK—Artadia has announced six finalists for its 2022 Atlanta awards: Jessica Caldas, María Korol, Kelly Taylor Mitchell, Ato Ribeiro, José Ibarra Rizo and Hasani Sahlehe. The finalists will receive virtual 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 Rosario Güiraldes, associate curator, The Drawing Center, New York; Sarah Kennel, Aaron Siskind Curator of Photography and Director of the Raysor Center, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia; and Veronica Kessenich, Executive Director, Atlanta Contemporary.

On the jurying process, Güiraldes remarked: “Participating as a Juror for Artadia’s Atlanta Awards was an exciting opportunity in that it offered a window into the city’s diversity of production and talent among a younger generation of artists.”

José Ibarra Rizo, Giovanni, courtesy the artist and Artadia.

Fellow juror Kennel shared, “This process offered an incredible opportunity to explore the expansive, talented and diverse field of artists working in the unique cultural nexus of the Atlanta region. I was especially impressed with how each of the finalists demonstrated an ambitious and sophisticated use of their chosen materials to engage with powerful and often quite personal questions around identity, history, memory, and the body.”

The Atlanta Artadia Awards are open to all visual artists living in Atlanta for over two years, working in any media, and at any stage of their career. Since 1999, Artadia has awarded over six million in unrestricted funds to over 360 artists nationally. Celebrating visual artists and the foundational role they play in shaping society, the Artadia Award benefits three artists annually in each of seven major US cities with high concentrations of creative workers—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, and New York. 

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