Kara Walker Named 2005 Larry Aldrich Award Recipient


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce that Kara Walker has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Larry Aldrich Award for 2005. The Aldrich will present a new DVD video by Walker in 2006.

The annual Larry Aldrich Award honors an American artist whose work has had a significant impact on contemporary visual culture during the previous three years. An independent jury of artists, collectors, critics, curators, and gallerists selects the winner. Since 1995, the honoree has received $25,000 and the opportunity for an exhibition at The Aldrich. Previous winners of the Award are Catherine Opie, 2004; David Hammons, 2003; Fred Wilson, 2002; Mark Dion, 2001; Doug Aitken, 2000; Janine Antoni, 1999; Ann Hamilton, 1998; Charles Ray, 1997; Robert Gober, 1996; Bruce Nauman, 1995; Cindy Sherman, 1994; and Elizabeth Murray, 1993.
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