Colombian Sculptor Doris Salcedo Wins Nasher Prize
Colombian artist Doris Salcedo was awarded the inaugural Nasher Prize from the Nasher Sculpture Center for her influence in the field of sculpture. Over the past 30 years, Salcedo has created sculptures and installations using ordinary objects—such as chairs, shoes, roses and bricks—as declarations of loss and tribute.
This is the first Nasher Prize to be awarded; its aim is to present it yearly to active artists as a recognition of their abilities and work in the form of sculpturing. The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the only institutions in the world exclusively dedicated to exhibiting and studying modern and contemporary sculpture.