Pace Gallery congratulates Fred Wilson on his selection as the 2019 recipient of Brandeis University’s Creative Arts Award. Launched in 1956, the Brandeis Creative Arts Award has been presented to scores of the most distinguished artists, art scholars, dancers, filmmakers, theater performers and writers of the 20th century. The award comes with a residency on campus during which the artist will engage with students, faculty and the Brandeis community.
Ron Liebowitz, President of Brandeis University states, “For nearly four decades, Fred Wilson has challenged traditional views of art, of the museum itself, and of people who were on the periphery but seldom the subject of traditional European-influenced works. I am so pleased that he will join the prestigious list of those honored with Brandeis’ Creative Arts Award."
“Fred Wilson’s research-based, innovative museum projects deal with issues that resonate strongly with Brandeis’s history and mission. Through his art, Fred boldly interrogates marginalized histories and peoples, even as he uncovers and challenges social and racial injustice,” said Gannit Ankori, professor of art history and theory and head of the Division of Creative Arts.
For more information on Fred Wilson's nomination, please visit Brandeis' website.