Portrait of Neri Oxman; photo: Noah Kalina
Special Event

2019 Contemporary Vision Award Dinner
Honoring Neri Oxman

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Dinner 7 p.m.



Coming soon!

Join us for the annual Contemporary Vision Award dinner as we celebrate the artistic accomplishments of Neri Oxman. This honor salutes creative minds across the globe who redefine contemporary visual culture and make the art of our time a vital and meaningful part of public life.

This event supports the museum’s groundbreaking exhibitions and education programs.

About the honoree:

Neri Oxman is an architect, designer, inventor, and Media Lab professor where she is the founding director of The Mediated Matter Group, an experimental design practice combining commissioned works with the creation of enabling technologies and scientific knowledge. The Group conducts research at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, materials science, and synthetic biology; and applies that knowledge to design across disciplines and scales — from the micro scale to the building scale.

Oxman pioneered the field of Material Ecology, which studies relationships and outlines interactions between designed objects and structures and their environs. Unlike the Industrial Revolution, which was ecology-agnostic, this new approach tightly links objects of design to the natural environment.

Oxman’s work — documented in over 150 scientific publications and inventions — is in the permanent collections of MoMA, SFMOMA, Pompidou, MFA, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, among others.

Since 2005, Oxman and her team have won numerous awards and have grown in international scope and acclaim. Among Oxman’s awards are the London Design Innovation Medal (2018), and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award (2018). Most recently, Oxman was the recipient of the Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects (2019).

For more information, contact cva@sfmoma.org or 415.618.3263.

The 2019 Contemporary Vision Award Dinner is made possible through the generosity of these sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Official Wine Sponsors
Official Spirits Sponsor
Official Beer Sponsor
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For more information on CVA sponsorship, please contact Carolyn Pastel, associate director of corporate sponsorships, at 415.357.4086 or cpastel@sfmoma.org.

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