14th Annual Aurora Picture Show's Aurora Award Dinner Honoring Carolee Schneemann
In the tradition of recognizing an artist who has exhibited extraordinary originality in the field of moving image art, Aurora Picture Show will honor internationally renowned artist Carolee Schneemann with the 2014 Aurora Award. The award will be presented at the 14th annual Aurora Award Dinner.
Chaired by Judy Nyquist, the event will support 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.
Schneemann has been a pioneer of performance, body art, avant-garde cinema and multi-disciplinary art for five decades. Schneemann's bold work has challenged notions of gender, identity and the body and has influenced countless artists throughout her career. Her work has been exhibited extensively including a recent solo exhibition at the Hales Gallery in London and a retrospective screening at Anthology Film Archives. Schneemann is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Gottlieb Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College Art Association.