Cornelia Parker, curator of our exhibition FOUND, has been named Artist of the Year at the Apollo Awards 2016.
Parker was praised for her contribution to the art world throughout 2016, including Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), a commission for the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and FOUND, an exhibition that brought together 68 outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines, to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage. On Parker’s nomination, Isabel Stevens writes:
“Parker has a long history of recasting found objects, from the garden shed she exploded for Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991), to curatorial endeavours like the exhibition ‘Found’ at the Foundling Museum this year, where Parker invited over 60 artists and writers to exhibit objects that resonated with them. Among the entries, displayed around the museum and its collection of art and abandoned children’s belongings, were a whale’s tooth and John Lennon’s school detention record.”
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Cornelia for this well-deserved honour. Learn more about FOUND here.