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Sarah Berkeley: 2016 Tanne Foundation Award

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Image: Sarah Berkeley, I Just Work Here” 

Sarah Berkeley (MFA 2011) has been awarded a 2016 Tanne Foundation Award. Created in 1998 by an artist with a long-established interest in the arts, the Tanne Foundation has interests in filling cultural voids, enriching the artistic experience and broadening horizons for artists and their audiences.

The Tanne Foundation’s 2016 awards, totaling $55,000, honor seven artists in recognition of their artistic achievements as well as one artist-run organization which has presented exceptional work for over 39 years. 

Sarah Berkeley (Lincoln, Nebraska) is an interdisciplinary artist who works across media, creating public interventions and site-specific durational performances, as well as photography and video. Her work questions cultural norms such as the 9:00 to 5:00 work day, the office environment, indoor living, gender inequality, and the voluntary sharing of personal data. She is a recent recipient of the Nebraska Arts Council Distinguished Artist Award and has shown work at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska; Joslyn Museum of Art, Nebraska; Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival, Chicago, Illinois; Louisville Photo Biennial, Kentucky; and the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan.