Walter Hopps Award for Cuauhtémoc Medina

Manifesta 9 and the Manifesta Foundation congratulate Manifesta 9 Curator Cuauhtémoc Medina on the occasion of receiving the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.

Established in 2001 in honor of Menil Collection (Houston, USA) Founding Director Walter Hopps, the award recognizes curators in early to mid-career having made significant contributions to the field of contemporary art and confers a stipend of $15,000. Previous awardees include Adam Szymczyk, Maria Lind and Hamza Walker.

Josef Helfenstein, Director of the Menil Collection:
“Working in an institutional setting, as he did with success at Tate Modern, or collaborating with artists with whom he has developed longstanding relationships, Cuauhtémoc Medina has consistently and innovatively advanced our understanding of a broad spectrum of contemporary art. The Menil Collection congratulates him on this richly deserved award.”

The award panel was composed of Helfenstein, Toby Kamps, Menil Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; Russell Ferguson, Adjunct Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Elisabeth Sussman, Curator; Sondra Gilman, Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Ulrich Loock, curator and professor of art history and former Deputy Director, of Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

For further information please read the Menil Press Release here