By Maxwell Williams for CULTURED on August 2015

[Heidi] Zuckerman presents Simpson with the Aspen Award for Art, which is also a big block of gold, the artist recently having done the Jane and Mark Nathanson residency and an exhibition at the museum. Simpson is a legend, having come up in the mid-’80s with a particularly potent body of work that confronted viewers with how Black bodies are seen—she was the first African-American woman to show at the Venice Biennale in 1993, ...

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Lorna Simpson is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

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From left: Hiedi Zuckerman, Lorna Simpson, August 2015.
Image detail is courtesy of CULTURED.

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