Sanford Biggers, “Many Waters” (2019), Archival digital print on Hahnemuhle Torchon with chine collé, 20 X 21¼ inches (courtesy of New York Foundation for the Arts)

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The American Academy in Rome has named the winners of its 2019–20 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. [Artforum]

Sanford Biggers, Karl Kellner, and Min Jin Lee were inducted in the Hall of Fame of the New York Foundation for the Arts. [NYFA]

Lee Bul was awarded the annual Ho-Am Prize for the Arts. [Artsy]

The estate of the late artist Katthy Cavaliere has awarded $100,000 grants for Australian women working in performance and installation art to Frances Barrett, Giselle Stanborough, and Sally Rees. [Artforum]

Aretha Franklin was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize. [NYT]

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the 168 scholars, artists, and writers who will receive this year’s Guggenheim Fellowships. [Guggenheim]

Arthur Jafa, “Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death” (2016), Video (color, sound), 7 minutes 25 seconds (courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome © Arthur Jafa, 2019)

The Mike Kelley Foundation has awarded $400,000 in grants to 10 Los Angeles art organizations: 18th Street Arts Center; California State University Dominguez Hills; Dirty Looks Inc.; Echo Park Film Center; Equitable Vitrines; Ford Theatre Foundation; IF Innovation Foundation; Los Angeles Poverty Department; Pomona College Museum of Art; and the Huntington Library. [Art Daily]

A haunting photograph by John Moore, depicting an asylum-seeking Honduran mother being detained by an ICE agent while her daughter cries, has won the World Press Photo Award. [Art Daily]

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has named the winners of its $3.17 million in grant funding. [ARTnews]

Yto Barrada, Arthur Jafa, and Rayyane Tabet are the nominees for this year’s Prix International d’Art Contemporain. [ARTnews]

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo was awarded the Independent Curators International’s Leo award for arts patrons. [ARTnews]


LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) is offering two full-time paid summer internships for college students through the Getty Marrow Internship Program. The positions are Curatorial Intern and Communications and Marketing Intern. Applications are due April 26. [LACE]


Mandy El-Sayegh, “Side Sleeper” (2017), Financial Times newspaper, india ink, pen, acrylic, correction fluid, and graphite, 24.41 x 29.13 inches, 62 x 74 cm (Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul.)

Austen Barron Bailly was appointed chief curator of the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. [Artforum]

Mandy El-Sayegh is now represented by Lehmann Maupin. [ARTnews]

Louis Grachos was appointed executive director of the Palm Springs Art Museum in Southern California. [via email announcement]

Olga Generalovawas named director of Lubov gallery in New York. The Gallery will soon relocate to Chinatown. [ARTnews]

Anthony Hernandez is now represented by Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery in Los Angeles. [ARTnews]

Anthony Hernandez, “Screened Pictures #1” (2017), Inkjet print, 59 1/4 x 59 1/4 inches (150.5 x 150.5 centimeters) (Image courtesy the artist and Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles)

Lily Kwong received the inaugural Ruinart Artistic Innovation Award by NEW INC, the New Museum’s cultural incubator. [via email announcement]

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel was named the chief curator of the second edition of the Riga Biennial. [via email announcmenet]

Lynn McMaster was appointed CEO of the Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Canada. [Artforum]

Michelle Millar Fisher was appointed curator of contemporary decorative arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. [via email announcement]

Jasper Morrison is now represented by Kasmin. [via email announcement]

Elliot Reichert was appointed the first curator of contemporary art at Indiana University’s Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art. [Artforum]

Stephanie RosenthalDefne Ayas, Cristiana Collu, Sunjung Kim, and Hamza Walker will serve as the Golden Lion jury at this year’s Venice Biennale, called May You Live In Interesting Times. [via email announcement]

Belinda A. Tate and Daniel H. Weiss have joined the board of trustees of the American Federation of Arts. [Artforum]

Xiaoyu Weng was appointed an advisor and board member of SLEEPCENTER, a nonprofit arts center in New York’s Chinatown. [Artforum]

Robert Wolterstorff was named executive director and CEO of the Bruce Museum in Connecticut. [Art Daily]


Bibi Andersson (1935–2019), Swedish actress and frequent collaborator with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman [Guardian]

Lorraine Branham (1952–2019), journalism dean and mentor at Syracuse University [NYT]

David Brion Davis (1927–2019), Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and scholar of slavery [New Haven Register]

Jean-Louis David (1934–2019), French hairstylist [WWD]

Georgia Engel (1948–2019), actress known for her role on the Mary Tyler Moore Show [NYT]

François-Marc Gagnon (1935–2019), art historian and scholar of the Automatist movement [Le Devoir]

Sam Pilafian (1949–2019), tuba maestro [NYT]

Stanley Plumly (1939–2019), award-winning lyrical poet [NYT]

Lawrence Rhodes (1939–2019), dancer, teacher, director, and former head of the Juilliard School’s dance department [Pointe]

Barbara Schultz (1927–2019), adventurous television producer [NYT]

Ralph Solecki (1917–2019), revolutionary archaeologist [NYT]

Earl Thomas Conley (1941–2019), American country music singer-songwriter [USA Today]

James Winn (1947–2019), scholarly writer on Queen Anne and John Dryden, and skilled flutist [NYT]

Jasmine Weber is an artist, writer, and former news editor at Hyperallergic. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.