On May 7, 2022, Monument Lab will return to Philadelphia’s Sculpture Courtyard for Promument – our celebration of the incredible projects, learnings, and collaborative community that keeps us inspired!
We hope you will join us for our first annual spring fundraiser and support Monument Lab's year-round commitment to making generational change in the ways art and history live in public.
At this year's Promument, Monument Lab is excited to honor artistic visionary, educator, and long-time collaborator Michelle Angela Ortiz with our first-ever Monumental Artist Award!
Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist, skilled muralist, community arts educator, and filmmaker who uses her art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Through community arts practices, painting, documentaries, and public art installations, she creates a safe space for dialogue around some of the most profound issues communities and individuals may face. Her work tells stories using richly crafted and emotive imagery to claim and transform spaces into a visual affirmation that reveals the strength and spirit of the community.
For over 20 years, Ortiz has designed and created over 50 large-scale public works nationally and internationally. Since 2008, Ortiz has led art for social change public art projects in Costa Rica & Ecuador and as a Cultural Envoy through the US Embassy in Fiji, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Venezuela, Honduras, and Cuba.
Ortiz is a 2021 Art is Essential Grantee, a 2020 Art For Justice Fund Grantee, a Pew Fellow, Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellow, and a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist National Fellow. In 2016, she received the Americans for the Arts' Public Art Year in Review Award which honors outstanding public art projects in the nation.
Tickets for Promument are available now for $50 each.
We can't wait to celebrate with you!
We are asking that all guests wear a mask when indoors. Full terms are shared with ticket purchase.