Alex Podesta Advances to Artprize Juried Vote Shortlist
On September 29, it was announced that New Orleans sculptor Alex Podesta made the Jurors’ Shortlist at Artprize in Grand Rapids, MI.
The Arts Council of New Orleans was asked by Artprize to be a venue curator at this year’s Artprize, and in turn tabbed Podesta to install Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers) in the Grand River.
His selection to the Jurors’ Shortlist makes Podesta one of 20 remaining artists showing at Artprize eligible for the $200,000 Juried Vote Award. He also remains eligible for one of the four $20,000 Category Awards given to one piece in each medium: 2D, 3D, Time-Based, and Installation. Podesta’s Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers) is in the Installation category.
In total, there were 1,536 accepted entries in Artprize 2014, which bills itself as the world’s largest art competition.
To see Podesta’s installation at Artprize, take a look at the video and photos below.