An image of John Edmonds, the inaugural recipient of the UOVO Prize
John Edmonds, New York City, 2019 (Image: Hudson Bohr)(Detail)

The UOVO Prize Awarded to John Edmonds – ARTFORUM

July 09, 2019

The Brooklyn Museum has awarded John Edmonds the inaugural UOVO Prize. The UOVO Prize and collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum was first announced in April 2019. Our new facility UOVO:Brooklyn will feature a large-scale work of Edmonds on the facade of the facility, opening Fall 2019. The prize, which includes a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum as well as a cash award, aims to have a significant impact on the winning artist’s career while celebrating the Brooklyn community.

“Living and working in Brooklyn has deeply impacted and inspired my practice,” Edmonds said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to work with the staff at the Brooklyn Museum and have my first solo museum presentation in the borough I call home. Moreover, the public artwork with UOVO is an opportunity to examine themes central to my work, including the relationship between public and private perceptions. The way viewers encounter an image as a physical thing in time and space, instead of something reduced to the screen, has always been important to me, and I’m excited to engage with these concerns on a large scale.”

Read the full article of ARTFORUMs website here.