Sarah Rosalena is an Artadia Los Angeles awardee and Iman Person was a finalist

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Announcing the 2023 Los Angeles Awardees

Artadia is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 Los Angeles Artadia Awards: Kang Seung Lee, the Angeles Art Fund Artadia Award recipient, Maria Maea, the Capital Group Artadia Award recipient, and Sarah Rosalena****bold text, the Marciano Art Foundation Artadia Award recipient.

Artadia is excited to spotlight three artists that reflect the current fabric of artmaking in Los Angeles. Lee, Maea, and Rosalena create works that explore familial, queer, and technological histories through multidisciplinary work. Using the idea of the archive in conjunction with innovative practices, each artist proposes new futures and possibilities.

The decision was reached after an extensive two-tiered jurying process culminating in virtual studio visits with jurors Henriette Huldisch, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, Walker Art Center, and Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Programs, REDCAT.

Juror Henriette Huldisch reflected on the awards process, saying, “Artadia’s deep investment in supporting artists is apparent through the rigorous selection process, which resulted in a strong group of finalists for the Los Angeles Awards. It was a pleasure to participate in the process and engage in generative conversation with each of the artists and my fellow juror.”

In addition to Lee, Maea, and Rosalena, this year’s finalists for the Award included Chris Emile, Iman Person, and Samira Yamin, selected by Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Programs, REDCAT; Leilani Lynch, Associate Curator, MCA Denver; and Anjuli Nanda Diamond, Artistic Director, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.