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David Adjaye Wins $100,000 Eugene McDermott Award

David Adjaye is this year’s winner of the $100,000 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts given by MIT. Adjaye will receive an artist residency at MIT as part of the award.

Adjaye has designed buildings including the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and the Ethelbert Cooper gallery of African and African American art at Harvard’s Hutchins Center. He worked with Okwui Enwezor on the design of the fifty-sixth Venice Art Biennale. The Haus der Kunst in Munich featured a comprehensive retrospective, “Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye,” 2015, which has traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Past recipients of the award include Bill Viola, Olafur Eliasson, Robert Lepage, and Gustavo Dudamel.

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