Chimurenga Named Winner 2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice

The New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics announced Chimurenga is the winner of its 2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice. We give thanks! The award will bring us for a short-term residency in New York in 2019, as well as get Chimurenga on the syllabus of New School classes, in addition we’ll host a conference, mount an exhibition and release a publication… watch this space!

The prize’s jury was chaired by Koyo Kouoh, artistic director of the Dakar-based RAW Material Company, with Richard William Hill, Canada Research Chair at Emily Carr University of Art & Design; Carin Kuoni, Vera List Center director and chief curator; Nontobeko Ntombela, curator; UZma Z. Rizvi, associate professor in the Pratt Institute’s Anthropology and Urban Studies department; and Maya Wiley, senior vice president for social justice at the New School.

Previous winners of the award include Theaster Gates, the anonymous Syrian film collective Abounaddara, and the Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves.

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