Fred Wilson
Fred Wilson in the wax department at New Foundry New York

Fred Wilson (b. 1954, Bronx, NY)
Fred has created site-specific installations in numerous museums and cultural institutions throughout the world.
His work can be found in several public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Denver Art Museum, and others. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius award and represented the United States in the Venice Biennale in 2003. He is a Whitney Museum trustee.
Wilson’s unique artist approach is to examine, question, and deconstruct the traditional display of art and artifacts in museums. With the use of new wall labels, sounds, lighting, and non- traditional pairings of objects, he leads viewers to recognize that changes in context create changes in meaning.
Wilson’s unorthodox artistic practice impels us to question the biases and limitations of cultural institutions and how they shaped our interpretations of artistic value and historical truth
. Fred is currently represented by
Pace Wildenstein gallery and lives and works in Brooklyn New York


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