Aurora Picture Show Award Dinner
15th Annual Aurora Award Honoring Oscar Muñoz
In the tradition of recognizing an artist who has exhibited extraordinary originality in the field of moving image art, Aurora Picture Show honored internationally renowned artist Oscar Muñoz with the 2015 Aurora Award in Houston, TX. The award was presented at the 15th annual Aurora Award Dinner held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Aurora Picture Show (2442 Bartlett Street). The event supports the artistic and educational programs of Aurora Picture Show, contributing to the success of a nationally recognized arts organization while ensuring that Houston residents continue to be able to engage with some of the best moving image art being created today.
Oscar Muñoz is a multimedia artist whose drawings, photographs, prints, video works, and installations explore the relationships between presence and absence, image and memory, and remembering and forgetting. He is particularly concerned with the role played by the production and consumption of images in shaping the political reality of his native Colombia, which over the past six decades has experienced a succession of domestic wars and insurgencies. Screening self-portraits on water (which change as the water evaporates) or coaxing the viewer's breath to bring form to images on glass, he asks questions about the meaning and power of image making in a conflicted cultural context. Muñoz, who lives and works in Cali, is the founder of Lugar a Dudas, a local alternative art space and residency program.
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Past Aurora Award honorees
include Carolee Schneemann (2014), Bill Viola (2013), Laurie Simmons (2012), Joan Jonas (2011), Christian Marclay (2010), Doug Aitken (2009), Steina and Woody Vasulka (2007), Miranda July (2006), Isaac Julien (2005), Ant Farm (2004), Laurie Anderson (2003), William Wegman (2002), and Tony Oursler (2001).