Suzanne Hitt Bocanegra

Suzanne Hitt Bocanegra

Fellow: Awarded 2020
Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

Suzanne Bocanegra employs theater to interrogate the history and practice of visual art, using large-scale video, performance and installation, as well as collage, sculpture and painting.

Solo shows of Bocanegra’s work include Wardrobe Test, Artcake, Brooklyn (2019); Poorly Watched Girls, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2018); and I Write the Songs, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY (2010; traveled to SITE Santa Fe, N.M. 2011).

Her performances have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art (2010), Carnegie Museum of Art (2013), Hammer Museum (2013), Mitchell Center for the Arts, Houston (2011, 15, 17), UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (2018), Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival (2013, 2017), Wexner Center, Ohio (2010, 17), Pulitzer Arts Foundation (2019), Fisher Center at Bard College (2018), Danspace Project (2014), Chicago Arts Club (2016), American Dance Institute (2016) among others.

Bocanegra is the recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2020), a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2013), a Danish Arts Council Fellowship (2007), the Rome Prize (1990), and grants from

New York Foundation for the Arts (1989, 1993, 2001, 2005), Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1988, 1990, 2003), Joan Mitchell Foundation (2001), Tiffany Foundation (2001), National Endowment for the Arts (1994), and Sharpe Art Foundation (1993).

Bocanegra’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) among others.

Photo Credit: Peter Serling

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