Closing out year 2010 for this week’s roundup, Pierre Huyghe and Mel Chin receive artist awards and a few upcoming shows to mark in your 2011 calendars.
- Pierre Huyghe is the 2010 winner of Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Contemporary Artist Award. Huyghe is the ninth winner of the $25,000 award, which recognizes an artist younger than 50 who has produced a significant body of work and consistently demonstrates exceptional creativity. It is intended to encourage the artist’s future development and experimentation.
- Mike Kelley has an upcoming show at the Gagosian Gallery (L.A.). This exhibition, Kelley’s first with the gallery, will consist of new large-scale sculptures and videos that expand on previous projects—the Kandor series and Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction (EAPR) – combining them into one. This show also includes other works that provide moments of humor and charm throughout the installation. Kelley’s exhibition will run from January 11 – February 19, 2011.
- Ellen Gallagher has an upcoming show with the Gagosian Gallery (NYC), which will run from January 21 – February 26, 2011. More info on this exhibition is forthcoming.
- Mel Chin joins a select list of artists who have been awarded USA Fellowships for 2010. Each receives $50,000 from the national grant-making and advocacy organization United States Artists (USA), which has invested a total of $12.5 million in artists since 2006.