Join us for the annual Contemporary Vision Award as we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of architect and designer Neri Oxman. Guests will enjoy a seated dinner featuring a conversation with the honoree and Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at SFMOMA.
This honor salutes creative minds across the globe who redefine contemporary visual culture and make the art of our time a vital and meaningful part of public life. Past honorees include Kara Walker, Annie Leibovitz, and Christian Marclay. This event supports the museum’s groundbreaking exhibitions and education programs.
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Neri Oxman is an architect, designer, inventor, and MIT Media Lab professor, where she is the founding director of The Mediated Matter Group, an experimental design practice combining commissioned works with the creation of enabling technologies and scientific knowledge. The Group conducts research at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, materials science, and synthetic biology; and applies that knowledge to design across disciplines and scales — from the micro scale to the building scale.
Oxman pioneered the field of Material Ecology, which studies relationships and outlines interactions between designed objects and structures and their environs. Unlike the Industrial Revolution, which was ecology agnostic, this new approach tightly links objects of design to the natural environment.
Oxman’s work — documented in over 150 scientific publications and inventions — is in the permanent collections of the MoMA, SFMOMA, Centre Pompidou, Museum of Fine Arts, and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, among others.
Since 2005, Oxman and her team have won numerous awards and have grown in international scope and acclaim. Among Oxman’s awards are the London Design Innovation Medal (2018) and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award (2018). Most recently, Oxman was the recipient of an honorary fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects (2019).
We would like to recognize and thank the Contemporary Vision Award Committee for its leadership:
Modern Art Council Chair: Courtney C. Dallaire
Contemporary Vision Award Chair: Lizelle Green
Honorary Committee: Yves Béhar, Matthew Brady of Wells Fargo, Maria Giulia Maramotti of Max Mara, Helen Hilton Raiser, Susan Swig, Abigail Turin
Committee: Anjou Ahlborn Kay, Jennifer Benham, Florence Buatois, Lynn Carbone, Lesli Fellman, Shelley Gordon, Molly Jordan, Elizabeth Syufy Kelley, Betsy Linder, Laura Nagle, Sujata Pherwani, Christine Suppes, Stephanie Tuttle
The Contemporary Vision Award is made possible through the generosity of these sponsors:
For more information on CVA sponsorship, please contact Carolyn Pastel, associate director of corporate sponsorships, at 415.357.4086 or email@example.com.