31 October 2019
Doris Salcedo is awarded the inaugural Nomura Art Award. Presented annually to an artist who has created a body of work of major cultural significance, this is the world’s largest prize in contemporary art.
The award will help Salcedo continue her major series Acts of Mourning, which she began in 1999. Hajime Ikeda, Senior Managing Director of Nomura, said: ‘We offer this Award to Doris Salcedo in recognition of the deeply meaningful and formally inventive body of work she has created over the past quarter of a century.’