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Sonya Clark Wins 2020 Rappaport Prize

September 4th, 2020
Profile photos of Artist Sonya Clark in front of brick wall

Sonya Clark. Photo: Diego Valdez.

Lincoln, Massachusetts–based deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum named Sonya Clark (Fiber ’95) as this year’s winner of the $35,000 Rappaport Prize. Clark is known for large-scale installations, performances, and research that often incorporates everyday objects to celebrate Black identity and address themes of race, migration, slavery, and white supremacy in historical and contemporary contexts. 

“Sonya Clark’s work thoughtfully and powerfully addresses aspects of Black experience in the United States, grappling with the relationship between history, social injustice, institutional racism, and racial inequality,” said Sarah Montross, deCordova’s interim artistic director and senior curator.

Read the full article in ArtForum here.