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Orlando Museum of Art names 2018 Florida Prize recipient


The Orlando Museum of Art (Website) has announced that Kenya (Robinson) has been named as the recipient of the 2018 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. 

Kenya (Robinson) is a Gainesville-based artist specializing in multimedia like performance, sculpture, and installation works. Her work investigates the role of blackness as the delineator of politically-identifiable whiteness in the United States and her chosen installation for Florida Prize, #WhiteManInMyPocket, looked at “white male heteronormative supremacy as an idea not restricted to phenotype, gender, or nationality.”

As the winner of the Prize, (Robinson) received a $20,000 award, underwritten by Gail and Michael Winn, who have since endowed the Florida Prize series.

The People’s Choice Award was given to Carlos Betancourt along with a check for $2,500.

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