Fred Wilson
1954–

Introduction

Fred Wilson (born 1954) is an American artist and describes himself as of "African, Native American, European and Amerindian" descent. He received a BFA from Purchase College, State University of New York. Wilson challenges colonial assumptions on history, culture, and race – encouraging viewers to consider the social and historical narratives that represent the western canon. Wilson received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in 1999 and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 2003. Wilson represented the United States at the Biennial Cairo in 1992 and the Venice Biennale in 2003. In May 2008, it was announced that Wilson would become a Whitney Museum trustee replacing Chuck Close.

Wikidata identifier

Q5496574

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Introduction

American artist.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, conceptual artist, installation artist, photographer, sculptor

ULAN identifier

500231677

Names

Fred Wilson

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