PAD is delighted to announce that Chicago artist Edra Soto has won the 2024 PAD Founders Award for achievement in the field of public art.
Often manifested in representational form, Edra Soto’s work walks the line between visual arts, social practice, immersive installations, and architectural interventions. She aims to challenge the boundaries between audience, artist and the work itself, prompting viewers to reconsider the nature of urban space, cross-cultural dynamics, the legacy of colonialism, and personal responsibility. Soto’s upbringing and relationships with communities in Puerto Rico and the US informs her artistic practice.
On Thursday, February 15, 6:30-8:30pm, join PAD for a discussion with Edra Soto at ENGAGE Projects Showroom. Edra Soto will be in conversation with Susan Snodgrass, a Chicago-based critic and editor.
ENGAGE Projects Showroom
3312 West Belle Plaine Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
In 2022, the PAD award was renamed the PAD Founders Award in honor of the organization's co-founders Harriet F. Senie and Cher Krause Knight. The annual award honors individuals, collectives, and organizations that demonstrate longstanding commitments to cross-disciplinary and cross-community dialogue that inspired PAD's founding more than a decade ago. Awardees are chosen from nominations made by PAD members.