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Colombian Sculptor Doris Salcedo Awarded the Velázquez Visual Arts Prize 2010

MADRID.- The Spanish Ministry of Culture has distinguished Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo, with the Velázquez Visual Arts Prize 2010, worth 125,000 euros. The jury has unanimously acknowledged “the maturity of the career of Doris Salcedo and quality of her work. The jury took into account the decisive role in opening up the international stage of the work of a new generation of artists in Latin America and the rigor of its proposal, both in the formal and in terms of its social and political values” . “With the election of Doris Salcedo, the jury wanted to give the Velázquez Prize an openness to a solid work full vigor in the contemporary world.” The jury was chaired by Angeles Albert, general manager of Fine Arts and Cultural Assets, and composed of Antoni Muntadas, Velázquez Prize of Plastic Arts 2009, Marina Núñez, artist, designated by the Union of Visual Artists (UAAV) Victor Hugo Becerra, director of the Nabuel Felguérez Museum of Abstract Art in Zacatecas (Mexico),