Tribeca Festival Artist Awards Program

2024 Tribeca Festival Artist Awards Program

Each year, Tribeca and CHANEL invite visual artists to generously offer one of their works to winning filmmakers of the Tribeca Festival. This unique program recognizes the active intersection between creative fields and celebrates New York City’s enduring spirit of cultural innovation.

Discover the 2024 cohort, curated by Racquel Chevremont. The esteemed group of artists embodies a wide spectrum of perspectives, backgrounds and identities, affirming the essential role of diverse voices in storytelling.

Jenny Holzer
Inkjet print
12.25" x 15"
Student Visionary Award

Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas and arguments in public places and international exhibitions, including in Times Square and at La Biennale di Venezia, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim Bilbao and Louvre Abu Dhabi. Her medium is writing, and the public dimension is integral to her work. Starting in the 1970s with her New York City street posters, and continuing through her recent light projections on landscapes and architecture, her practice has rivaled ignorance and violence with humor, kindness and courage. Holzer received the Golden Lion at La Biennale di Venezia in 1990, the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award in 1996 and the U.S. Department of State’s Medal of Arts in 2017. She holds honorary degrees from Williams College, Rhode Island School of Design, The New School and Smith College.

Juliana Huxtable
Oil, acrylic and inkjet print on canvas
30" x 40"
Nora Ephron Award

Juliana Huxtable is a writer, artist and musician living and working in New York City and Berlin. Her forthcoming poetry collection will be published by Wonder Publishing in 2024. Her first collection of texts, Mucus in My Pineal Gland, was co-published by Wonder Publishing and Capricious Publishing in 2017. She also co-wrote with Hannah Black Life: A Novel, which was published in 2018 by Buchhandlung Walther König.

Elliot and Erick Jiménez
Midnight Anemone
Archival photo print
24" x 32"
Edition of 5 and 2 APs
Courtesy of the artists and Spinello Projects
Best Documentary Short

Identical twins and first-generation Cuban Americans, Elliot and Erick Jiménez (born 1989) were raised in Miami. Their photographic practice developed from an early interest in art history and influences derived from a theological upbringing. Their work portrays the ephemeral nature of light and color through experimental camera techniques and staging, rendering their subjects like paintings. Elliot and Erick bridge the culture of Lucumí within Cuban spirituality and Western Art to discuss themes around duality, identity and transculturation. Their work has been exhibited at The Bass Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Orlando Museum of Art.

Deborah Kass
Diamond Deb
2-color silk screen with enamel inks and diamond dust on 2-ply museum board
24" x 24"
Edition 9/40
The Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director

Deborah Kass is an artist whose work examines the intersection of art history, popular culture and the self. Her pieces can be found at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Jewish Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and New Orleans Museum of Art, as well as numerous other institutions and private collections. The Andy Warhol Museum presented “Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After” in 2012 with a catalog published by Rizzoli. Her sculpture OY/YO is permanently installed in front of the Brooklyn Museum and the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. Kass has served on the board of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and currently serves on the board of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program.

Glenn Ligon
Untitled (I/America)
Digital image with hand-drawn additions
Sheet 11" x 14"
Image 5.13" x 7"
Edition of 30 and 20 APs
Best Narrative Short

Throughout his career, artist Glenn Ligon (born 1960) has pursued an incisive exploration of American history, literature and society across bodies of work that critically build on the legacies of modern painting and conceptual art. He earned his BA from Wesleyan University in 1982 and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 1985. Important solo exhibitions include “Post-Noir” at Carré d’Art, “Call and Response” at Camden Art Centre, “Some Changes” at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and his mid-career retrospective, “Glenn Ligon: AMERICA,” at the Whitney. Select curatorial projects include “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America” at New Museum and “Blue Black” at Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Ligon has also shown internationally, including at La Biennale di Venezia and documenta11. He lives and works in New York City.

Joiri Minaya
Postcard Composition #1, #2 and #3
2020 and 2023
Archival print
11" x 17"
Best Animated Short

Joiri Minaya (born 1990) is a New York City–based multidisciplinary visual artist of Dominican descent. She studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales in the Dominican Republic, Chavón School of Design and Parsons School of Design. Minaya has exhibited across the United States, the Caribbean and elsewhere internationally. She’s a recent recipient of an NYSCA/NYFA Latinx Artist Fellowship, a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship and an award from Artadia. She has participated in residencies at International Studio & Curatorial Program, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Smack Mellon, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Red Bull House of Art, Lower East Side Printshop, Socrates Sculpture Park, Art Omi, Vermont Studio Center, New Wave, Silver Art Projects, Light Work and Fountainhead.

Maia Cruz Palileo
Gouache on paper
11.25" x 7.5"
Courtesy of Monique Meloche Gallery
Best New Narrative Director

Maia Cruz Palileo (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist whose paintings, installations, sculptures and drawings navigate themes of migration and the permeable concept of home. Influenced by the oral record of their family’s arrival in the United States from the Philippines, as well as the history between the two countries, Palileo infuses these narratives into their artwork using both memory and imagination. They produce paintings that hover between fact and fiction. Palileo has had solo exhibitions at moniquemeloche, The Cummer Museum and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, among others. Their pieces are in the collections of The Cummer Museum, San José Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Speed Art Museum and The Fredriksen Family Collection at The National Museum in Oslo.

José Parlá
Concentric Harmony
Pigment on watercolor Somerset paper
23" x 30"
Best International Narrative Feature

José Parlá is a critically acclaimed multidisciplinary artist working in painting, large-scale murals, photography, video and sculpture. He started painting during Miami’s early-1980s underground art scene and studied at Miami Dade College, New World School of the Arts and Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, High Museum of Art, SCAD Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art and Bienal de La Habana, among others. Permanent public arts projects include commissions by Far Rockaway Writer’s Library, Landmarks at The University of Texas at Austin, One World Trade Center, Barclays Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chiltern Firehouse, James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University and Concord CityPlace.

Paul Anthony Smith
Acrylic gouache and collage on inkjet print with spray paint
12.5" x 10"
Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature

Paul Anthony Smith (born in Jamaica) is an artist based in New York City. He creates paintings and picotage on pigment prints that explore his autobiography, as well as issues of identity within the African diaspora. Referencing both W.E.B. Du Bois’s concept of double consciousness and Frantz Fanon’s theory of diasporic cultural confusions caused by colonialism, Smith alludes to borders and barriers to alter his subjects and landscapes. His practice celebrates the complex histories of the post-colonial Caribbean and its people. Smith’s work probes questions of hybrid identities between worlds old and new. His layered picotage is often patterned in the style of Caribbean breeze block fences and modernist architectural elements that function as veils, meant to obscure and protect the subjects from external gaze.

Pour the boos around me
2022 – 2023
18" x 18"
Best Documentary Feature

Tourmaline (born 1983, Roxbury, Massachusetts) lives and works in Miami. She received her BA from Columbia University in 2006. Tourmaline has had solo shows at Mudam and Chapter NY. Her work has been presented at the Whitney Biennial and La Biennale di Venezia as well as in group exhibitions such as “Acts of Resistance” at South London Gallery, “Mountain/Time” at Aspen Art Museum, “The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience and Resistance in the Art of Our Time” at Brooklyn Museum and “Critical Fabulations” at The Museum of Modern Art. Her pieces are in the permanent collections of Mudam, Brooklyn Museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Studio Museum in Harlem, Tate Modern and Whitney Museum of American Art.