NADA Artadia Award, Miami 2017

Carolin Eidner, From the series: <em>Particularities of Gravity Demands</em>, 2017. Courtesy of Natalia Hug, Cologne.

Carolin Eidner, From the series: Particularities of Gravity Demands, 2017. Courtesy of Natalia Hug, Cologne.

Carolin Eidner received the 2017 Miami NADA Artadia Award, a $5,000 unrestricted, merit-based Award granted to one artist exhibiting at the fair.

Eidner’s work was exhibited at Natalia Hug, booth 7.15 at NADA Miami. A jury comprising two renowned curators, Jose Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator, the Andy Warhol Museum, and Andria Hickey, Senior Curator, MOCA Cleveland, selected Eidner.

“It is always exciting to see the work of artists who are little known in the United States. Carolin Eidner’s concrete paintings shown as a solo booth at Nathalie Hug are fantastic and represent only a fraction of her multifacted practice which has primarily been shown in Europe.” Hickey stated. Diaz continued, “Carolin’s methods are not only impressive but something I have never seen before. This is exactly the type of prize that will introduce her work to new audiences.”

The NADA Artadia Award acknowledges innovative voices working in contemporary art today. This unique collaboration highlights the ways in which nonprofit organizations and art fairs can come together to celebrate artistic excellence.

Eidner’s conceptual practice is distinguished by a broad spectrum of media, techniques, materials and her deep interest in the concept of singularity. Examining materials and resulting work processes serve Eidner as means to create enigmas from symbols, to code materials anew, and to refer to potentials that open up beyond established regimes. Eidner looks at relationships between the on-going processes of digitization and dematerialization that results from it and the explicit use of materials from ancient to modern.