New York, NY
mixed media / video / installation artist
Sanford Biggers is a mixed media, video, installation artist whose work borrows from the study of ethnological objects, popular icons, and the Dadaist tradition to deal with cultural and creative syncretism, art history, and politics. Also an accomplished musician, Mr. Biggers often incorporates performative elements into his sculptures and installations; the end results are multi – layered works that act as anecdotal vignettes, at once full of wit and clear formal intent. Biggers has shown internationally and was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial.
This bio/description was originally published in 2003 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).