As a great admirer of artists and the vision and chutzpah it takes to be (and stay) one, Ute Zimmermann has focused on supporting artists in their work throughout her career. After stints at the American Academy in Berlin and Performa, Ute now works at Artadia, a nonprofit that provides visual artists around the US with unrestricted awards and a national network of support. Since joining Artadia in 2008, she has helped start numerous new initiates such as a New York residency program, a biennial publication, and an exhibitions exchange program. Currently she is working on expanding Artadia’s artist services. Originally from Germany, Ute now lives in Brooklyn, NY and loves it there.