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Philip Smith Wins 2016 Miami Beach NADA Artadia Award

The New Art Dealers Alliance and the nonprofit Artadia have awarded Philip Smith the joint 2016 Miami Beach NADA Artadia Award, Maximilíano Durón of Artnews reports. The prize of $5,000 is given annually to an artist exhibiting at the NADA Miami Beach fair.

Smith’s work was displayed at the Miami-based nonprofit Locust Projects’ booth. The artist was one of five included in Douglas Crimp’s 1977 “Pictures” exhibition and he also participated in the 1991 Whitney Biennial. His works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, among others.

The two-person jury of Jen Mergel, a contemporary art curator at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and Jacob Proctor, a curator at the University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, wrote in a statement about Smith’s photograph Night, 2016: “A digital scan of his damaged, decades-old 35mm slide of an African sculpture he collected both continues and updates the artist’s long-standing investigation into the generative capacity of photographic imagery.”

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