Jeanne van Heeswijk rewarded with 2011 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change
The award is presented annually by Creative Time to an artist whose work has been devoted to instigating social awareness and harnessing the communicative power of art to engage communities around important public issues. Previous recipients include the Yes Men (2009) and Rick Lowe (2010). Jeanne van Heeswijk (born in 1965, in Schijndel, The Netherlands / lives and works in Rotterdam) is recognized globally for her intensive, long-term commitment to community organizing and social involvement as artistic practice
'At a time when the pressures of the art market continue to increase, it is so important to recognize artists whose commitment and practice extends beyond the art world by transforming communities in need, engaging broad publics, and inspiring a younger generation of artists.' -
Anne Pasternak, Director Creative Time
The award will be presented at the third annual Creative Time Summit conference at NYU Skirball Center on September 23, 2011.