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Fred Wilson ’76 Named Art of Change Fellow

The prestigious Ford Foundation fellowships recognize artists and cultural leaders on the forefront of social justice.

The Ford Foundation announced today 25 new Art of Change fellowships that will support visionary artists and cultural leaders in creating powerful works of art that help advance freedom, justice, and inclusion, and strengthen our democracy.

The yearlong fellowship comes with unrestricted stipends of $50,000 for individuals, and $75,000 for collaborative teams. Fellows will create work exploring questions of freedom and justice, which they will showcase in late 2018.

Fred Wilson ’76 (visual arts), born in the Bronx, New York, is a conceptual artist whose work explores the relationship between museums, works of art, and collections of other kinds. He challenges assumptions of history, culture, race, and conventions of display with his work. By reframing objects and cultural symbols, he alters traditional interpretations, encouraging viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives.

(Excerpted from the Ford Foundation’s website. Read the full bio here.)