Supporting the most compelling Latinx artists working in the US today
Our country’s Latinx artists—creatives of Latin American or Caribbean descent who live and work in the US—have made significant and vital contributions to American culture. Yet these artists have lacked visibility and received little of the philanthropic or institutional support necessary to secure their place in the story of American art. Designed to address this systemic and longstanding lack of support, and now in its second year, the Latinx Artist Fellowship is awarding $50,000 each to a multigenerational cohort of 15 Latinx visual artists each year for an initial commitment of five years. Administered by the US Latinx Art Forum in collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts and supported by the Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation, this award is the first significant prize of its kind and celebrates the plurality and diversity of Latinx artists and aesthetics.
Top: María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Mobile installation view (from the series: The Rise of the Butterflies), 2021. Courtesy of Galerie Barbara Thumm and the artist. Photo credit: Jens Ziehe.
Installation artist, curator, and writer
Lives and works in Monterey, CA and San Francisco, CA
Transdisciplinary visual artist, choreographer, and healer
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY