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41st Annual Awards for Excellence: “FLEXUS” by Grimanesa Amoros


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“Great public art and public buildings can have a transformative effect on life in our city,” stated Cultural Affairs Commissioner Laurie Cumbo.


FLEXUS, by Grimanesa Amoros, was designed for the Harper’s Street Asphalt plant to illuminate the area and its surrounding community, embracing its light on all New Yorkers and its welcomed visitors. Soon, the captivating lighting sculpture will glow brightly upon Harper’s Street.


Grimanesa Amoros
LOTUS, 2016
6 ft x 6 ft x 2 ft 6 in
LEDs, diffusion material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware


Public Design Commission President Deborah Marton said, “Today’s projects demonstrate commitment to ensuring public buildings and civic spaces welcome and serve every New Yorker!”



Harper Street Yard, 30-01 Harper Street, Queens, New York 

A project of the Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, the Department of Design and Construction, and the Department of Transportation.


Grimanesa Amoros
24 x 45.5 x 8 in
LEDs, diffusion material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware


The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City’s vibrant cultural life. DCLA works to promote and advocate for quality arts programming and to articulate the contribution made by the cultural community to the City’s vitality.


Grimanesa Amoros
40 x 40 x 24 in
LEDs, diffusion and reflective material, custims lighting sequence, electrical hardware


About Grimanesa Amorós


Grimanesa Amorós is a New York-based American interdisciplinary artist with diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research, and critical theory. She has often drawn upon Peruvian cultural legacies as the inspiration for her large-scale light installations, which she has presented around the globe. Through her art, where one feels that the past is meeting the future, she conveys a sense of ephemeral wonder, entrancing viewers from all different backgrounds and communities to inspire them to become agents of empowerment. Grimanesa makes use of sculpture, video, and lighting to create works that illuminate our notions of personal identity and community.


She was a guest speaker at TEDGlobal 2014, recipient of the ‘NEA Visual Artist Fellowship’, the ‘NEA Artist Travel Grant’, and has the distinction of being part of the ‘Art In Embassies Program of the U.S.’ Amorós has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America.


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