Artforum: AMIR H. FALLAH RECIPIENT 2020 LOS ANGELES ARTADIA AWARD

ARTFORUM, March 17, 2020

Artadia has announced the recipients of the sixth annual Los Angeles Artadia Awards: Beatriz Cortez, Amir H. Fallah, and Suné Woods. Cortez, a Los Angeles–based multidisciplinary artist, whose work explores topics such as versions of modernity, memory and loss in the aftermath of war, and migration, and Woods, who is best known for her multichannel video installations, photographs, and collages, will be given $10,000 in unrestricted funds. The artist grants were supported by the Angeles Art Fund and the Capital Group. Fallah, who was selected as the Marciano Art Foundation Artadia Awardee, will receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds.

 

“While Amir H. Fallah’s, Beatriz Cortez’s, and Suné Woods’s practices are notably distinct, they all engage non-linear temporalities and the multivalent nature of identity in thoughtful and poignant ways,” said prize juror Katia Zavistovski. “In his exuberant paintings and installation environments, Fallah deftly draws from sources as varied as Persian miniatures, children’s books, and modernist abstraction to present hybrid worlds and layered narratives that unfold over time. Cortez’s labor-intensive sculptures imagine future realms while remaining grounded in a deep knowledge of and pluralistic approach to history and material; and in her entrancing video work, Woods explores liminal spaces—both physical and spiritual, bodily and psychic—often confronting the intimate and vulnerable aspects of being.”