2011 CALDER AWARD TO RACHEL HARRISONApr. 29, 2011
Artist Rachel Harrison(b. 1966) has won the 2011 Calder Prize, which includes a $50,000 cash grant, a residency at the Atelier Calder in France’s Loire Valley and the placement of a signature work in a “major public collection.” The awards ceremony takes place in early June at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, where a work by Harrison will be on view during the opening week of the 54th Venice Biennale. The Calder Foundation launched the awards in 2005; previous recipients include Tara Donovan (2005), Zilvinas Kempinas (2007) and Tomas Saraceno (2009).