Charles Esche, curator of the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial, which will take place from September 6 to December 7, 2014, will receive the Audrey Irmas 2014, prize awarded by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York (EUA). The award was presented by Lauren Cornell, curator of the New Museum on April 02 in New York.
Esche was selected by an independent jury, composed by leading contemporary art curators, museum directors and artists. Part of the cast includes awarded prestigious names were ahead of the Kassel Documenta and the Venice Biennale: Harald Szeemann (1998 ), Marcia Tucker (1999), KasperKönig (2000), Paul Schimmel (2001), Susanne Ghez (2002) , KynastonMcShine (2003 ), Walter Hopps (2004 ), Kathy Halbreichand Mari Carmen Ramírez (2005), LynneCookeandVasifKortun (2006), AlannaHeiss (2007), Catherine David (2008), OkwuiEnwezor (2009), Lucy Lippard (2010), Helen Molesworth (2011), Hans UlrichObrist (2011), Ann Goldstein (2012), and Elisabeth Sussman (2013).
For 16 years, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College celebrates and rewards individual accomplishments of curators whose lasting contributions have shaped the way of conceiving an exhibition today. This is the third time, the award has been given with the name of ‘Audrey’ , a board member of the CCS Bard and active figure of the arts in Los Angeles and the philanthropic community. In addition to the $ 25,000, the winner receives a prize designed by artist Lawrence Weiner.