Biggers’ work is an interplay of narrative, perspective, and history that speaks to current social, political, and economic happenings while also examining the contexts that bore them. Biggers’ collaboration with Matter Design developed during his time as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor + Scholar in the MIT Department of Architecture.
Sanford Biggers (b. 1970) was raised in Los Angeles and currently lives and works in New York City. He is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2021, Biggers received the 26th Heinz Award for the Arts, Savannah College of Art & Design’s deFINE Art Award and was appointed the 2021-2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor and Scholar in the MIT Department of Architecture. In 2020, he was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and appointed Board President at Sculpture Center; in 2019, he was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame; in 2018, he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. In 2017, he was presented the 2017 Rome Prize in Visual Arts.