Ann Hamilton Wins Heinz Prize

Artist Ann Hamilton is seen at work in this handout photo taken on May 9, 2008. Photographer: Sidney B. Felsen/Heinz Foundation via Bloomberg News.

Artforum.com and Bloomberg.com recently reported that Ann Hamilton (Season 1) is among the winners of the Heinz Family Foundation’s 2008 Human Achievement Awards. The Heinz Awards honors those who have distinguished themselves in the arts and humanities, the environment, technology, the economy and by improving the human condition. Hamilton won the $250,000 award for her installations that often use items culled from flea markets and warehouses. She’ll receive the award on October 21 at a ceremony in Pittsburgh, where the Heinz Foundation is based. Congratulations, Ann!

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Nicole J. Caruth is managing editor of the ART21 Magazine. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, including ARTnews, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Public Art Review, and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin Green and Vitamin D2. A regular contributor to this site since 2008, she joined the ART21 staff in 2013.
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