Describing himself as of “African, Native American, European and Amerindian” descent, Wilson was born in 1954 in the Bronx, NY. A conceptual artist, Wilson’s Wikipedia bio addresses his objective; “to examine, question, and deconstruct the traditional display of art and artifacts found in museums. With the use of new wall labels, sounds, lighting, and non-traditional pairings of objects, he leads viewers to recognize that changes in context create changes in meaning.” His work has been featured at, among others, the Venice Biennale (representing the United States), Studio Museum in Harlem, Maryland Historical Society, Neuberger Museum of Art, and Pace Gallery. He is a recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur “Genius Grant” and is a Whitney Museum Trustee.

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© 2017 Fred Wilson, courtesy Pace Gallery