Isaac Julien | Whitechapel Gallery

Isaac Julien Receives Prestigious Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon Award

On Monday 18 March 2024, Whitechapel Gallery will host its annual Art Icon Gala in honour of Isaac Julien.

Of the announcement, Gilane Tawadros (Whitechapel Gallery Director) said:

“It’s an honour to announce Isaac Julien as our 2024 Art Icon. His ground-breaking, visually compelling film and video works, alongside his elaborate multi-screen installations, have defined new and important territories for artists and filmmakers, and changed the way that audiences view and experience moving image work – both within and outside art spaces.

His work offers a uniquely seductive yet critical lens to explore and interrogate historical and contemporary experiences and he is rightfully acknowledged to be one of the most influential artists of his generation.  I couldn’t be more delighted to be presenting him with this year’s award on behalf of Whitechapel Gallery and the 2024 Art Icon committee.”