Zoe Leonard Won the Whitney's Bucksbaum Award

Zoe Leonard, 945 Madison Avenue, 2014. ( Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Murray Guy, and Galleria Raffaella Cortese. Photograph by Bill Jacobson Studio, New York)

Zoe Leonard, ‘945 Madison Avenue,’ 2014. (Collection of the artist, courtesy the artist, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Murray Guy, and Galleria Raffaella Cortese. Photograph by Bill Jacobson Studio, New York)

The Whitney announced this afternoon that Zoe Leonard has won the Bucksbaum Award, which is given to an artist in the museum’s Biennial “whose work demonstrates a singular combination of talent and imagination.” The award includes a $100,000 grant and the promise of an exhibition “sometime within the succeeding two years.”

Ms. Leonard’s contribution to the biennial, called 945 Madison Avenue, transformed a fourth-floor gallery into a giant camera obscura. She will be presented with the award at a ceremony next week.

Zoe Leonard Won the Whitney's Bucksbaum Award