Watch the Project 1:Crossed Lines Artist Announcement

Jori Bennett, Executive Director, on stage at the Project 1 artist announcement
Jori Bennett, Executive Director, kicks off the Project 1 artist announcement. Photo: Kallie Spidahl.

Last week, our team revealed the slate of international, national and local artists who will create work for Project 1: Crossed Lines. The artist announcement was broadcast live on WOOD TV8. Watch the full announcement below where, in addition to sharing the five participating artists and collaboratives, we answer a few questions you might be wondering about:

  • What is Project 1?
  • Why did you make this change?
  • How is Project 1 different from ArtPrize?
  • How were the artists chosen?
  • How can I get involved?

Project 1 by ArtPrize Announces Inaugural Exhibition Artists

Amanda Browder, Heather Hart, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Olalekan Jeyifous, and Paul Amenta and Ted Lott to produce new public artworks for “Project 1: Crossed Lines” in Grand Rapids, Michigan this fall.

GRAND RAPIDS (Michigan) March 14, 2019 — Project 1 by ArtPrize, the first in a series of multi-sited exhibitions of public art taking place in the years between biennial ArtPrize competitions, today announced five artists and collectives commissioned for its debut this fall. Project 1 will take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan from Sept. 7 to Oct. 27, 2019. Differing from both ArtPrize and traditional biennials, Project 1 will focus on five artists, each producing large public artworks. Many of these artworks will occupy multiple sites throughout the city, some will function as stages for performing arts and community collaborations, while others will be geared toward audience participation.

ArtPrize Announces Project 1 Curatorial Advisory Committee and Dates

Dan Cameron, Nicole Caruth, Alice Gray Stites, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Rebecca Carbin and Joseph Becherer will assist in selecting the artists for Project 1, Sept. 7-Oct. 27, 2019.

GRAND RAPIDS (Mich.) November 27, 2018 — ArtPrize, organizer of the eponymous international art competition recognized as one of the world’s largest annual public art events, today announced the curatorial advisory committee for Project 1. The first in a series of citywide public art commissions taking place…

ArtPrize Gets Ready for its Next Decade: Introduces Project 1, Shifts to Biennial Schedule

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 21, 2018—Today ArtPrize revealed plans for a new citywide public art project, slated to take place in alternate years, beginning in 2019 titled “Project 1 by ArtPrize.” Concurrently, the organization announced that the ArtPrize event will be shifting to a biennial schedule following its tenth year this fall, returning for its 11th edition in 2020.