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Michael Rakowitz


A celebration of the 2020/21 Nasher Prize Laureate Michael Rakowitz and the impact of his work. Rakowitz shows a versatility in his understanding of materials and diversifies the ways in which communities can interact with his art, a trait that positions him as a leader in the conversation about art as a catalyst for social change.

About Michael Rakowitz

Michael Rakowitz offers a deeply considered vision of sculpture’s possibilities in the face of political and humanitarian crises. Drawing upon his heritage as an American artist of Iraqi Jewish descent, he has confronted the complex legacies of centuries of conflict in the Middle East, most recently in the Iraq War and its aftermath.

The Nasher Prize is the annual international prize for a living artist in recognition of a body of work that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture.

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