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ANDREW WITKIN WINS ICA FOSTER PRIZE

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ANDREW WITKIN WINS ICA FOSTER PRIZE

By Big Red

On January 21st, 2009, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston announced that Andrew Witkin was the winner of the James and Audrey Foster Prize. Witkin will receive $25,000 and an opportunity for future exhibition at the ICA.

From the ICA’s press release:

“We are delighted to congratulate Andrew Witkin and all the finalists for the Foster Prize, which recognizes the fine work coming out of the Boston art community,” says James Foster, Chairman, President and CEO of Charles River Laboratories. James and Audrey Foster, passionate collectors and supporters of contemporary art, endowed the prize with their $1 million gift to the ICA.

“Andrew Witkin’s quiet installation suspends the boundary between the artistic and the everyday, simultaneously evoking a sense of isolation and a longing for connection,” says Jill Medvedow, Director of the ICA.

The other finalists for the Prize included Rania Matar, Catherine D’Ignazio and Joe Zane, who will each receive $1500 in prizes.

Past recipients of the Foster Prize include Ambreen Butt, Laylah Ali, Taylor Davis, Alice Swinden Carter, Douglas Weathersby, Kanishka Raja, and Kelly Sherman. Congratulations to Andrew on joining a prestigious group!


Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

“The James and Audrey Foster Prize” is on view through March 1, 2009 at the ICA.

Image courtesy of the artist and the ICA.

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