Born in Jamaica
Nari Ward receives the Vilcek Prize in Fine Arts for a body of found-object assemblage artwork that invites both a public discourse and an intimate dialogue with viewers on topics such as race, poverty, immigration, and the Caribbean diaspora identity.
2017 Vilcek Prize in Fine Arts
Born in Egypt
Iman Issa receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Fine Arts for exploring, through works of various media, difficult philosophical questions, such as the individual’s relationship to places, figures, and events that are collectively familiar, or the difference between experience and recognition.
2017 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Fine Arts
Born in Israel
Neri Oxman receives the Vilcek Prize in Design for creating forms that challenge traditional principles of architecture, product design, and fashion, and juxtapose material properties with environmental constraints.
2014 Vilcek Prize in Design
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Born in Bulgaria and Morocco
Christo (1935-2020) and Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009) receive the Vilcek Prize in Fine Arts for capturing the imagination of the world and broadening the popular conception of art with their large-scale works.
2006 Vilcek Prize in Fine Arts