Press

Selected Press & Interviews:

May 24, 2021 – “New York’s Museum of Arts and Design Puts Craft Front and Center”, Metropolis.

May 19, 2021 – “In New York and More, Public Art Is Taking on Thorny Social Issues”, New York Times.

May 13, 2021 – Oracle featured in Whitewall – “Sanford Biggers Transforms Rockefeller Center”

May 13, 2021 – Oracle featured in Sunday Times – “The Oracle sculpture in NY City has drawn mixed reactions. But is it misunderstood or offensive?”

May 13, 2021 – Oracle featured in New York Times – “5 Things to Do This Weekend”

May 11, 2021 – Oracle featured in Smithsonian Mag – “This Monumental ‘Oracle’ Statue in NYC Subverts Traditional Sculpture”

May 10, 2021 – Oracle featured in Eurweb – “Artist Sanford Biggers Transforms Rockefeller Center wit 25-foot Bronze ‘Oracle’ Sculpture”

May 10, 2021 – Oracle featured in Interrobang – “The Filtered Excellence”

May 09, 2021 – Oracle featured in Global Times – “Long-overlooked black artists dominate New York spring sale”

May 08, 2021 – Oracle featured in Newsaxes – “Large new ‘Oracle’ greets Rockefeller Middle guests in New York”

May 08, 2021 – Oracle featured in News4545 – “Enormous new ‘Oracle’ greets Rockefeller Heart guests in New York”

May 08, 2021 – Oracle featured in Artnet – “Artist Sanford Biggers Explains How Our Misunderstandings of Classical Sculpture Inspired His Rockefeller Center Takeover”

May 06, 2021 – Oracle featured in Reuters – “Huge new ‘Oracle’ greets Rockefeller Center visitors in New York”

April 22, 2021 – Sanford featured in Artsy – “10 Standout Auction Lots on Artsy This Week: April 22, 2021”

April 2021- Codeswitch featured in Selvedge Magazine – “Codeswitch”

April 2021 – Sanford featured in Sculpture Magazine – “Dubious”

April 09, 2021 – Sanford featured in Artsy – “The 10 Best Booths at EXPO Chicago’s Online Edition.”

April 08, 2021 – Sanford featured in Art Space – Sanford Biggers “Ibeji (Duet).”

March 22, 2021 – Codeswitch featured in Emintra – “Top Tips: Chef/Restaurant Owner Marcus Samuelsson’s New York Guide.”

March 10, 2021 – Soft Truth’s and Codeswitch featured in Brooklyn Rail – “Sanford Biggers with Yasi Alipour.”

March 03, 2021 – Sanford featured in NY City Lens – “Teen Artists Explore What “Home” Means.”

February 21, 2021 – Contra/Diction featured in Connect Savannah – “SCAD takes deFINE ARTS events virtual to highlight globally prominent artists.”

 February 18, 2021- Codeswitch featured in Yale University Press Blog “Changeability for Survival: Sanford Biggers’ Codeswitch.”

February 18, 2021 – Contra/Diction featured in SCAD – “Survey a prolific career with honoree Sanford Biggers at deFINE ART 2021 keynote lecture.”

February 18, 2021 – Contra/Diction featured in Art and Object – “SCAD deFINE ART 2021 Announces Virtual and Location-based Programming.”

February 17, 2021 – Sanford featured in Hyperallergic – “A Premature Celebration of the Ascension of Black Artists.”

February 15, 2021- Sanford featured in Savannah Now – “12th edition of SCAD deFINE ART offers a unique mix of virtual, in-person programming”

January 19, 2021 – Sanford featured in Black Film – “Black Art: In The Absence of Light.”

January 12, 2021 – Codeswitch and Soft Truths featured in Art & Object – History Remixed: An Interview with Sanford Biggers.”

December 8, 2020 – Sanford featured in The Art Newspaper – Miami Beach public votes to acquire Sanford Biggers quilt for public art collection.”

December 3, 2020 – Codeswitch and Soft Truths featured in Frieze “Travel through Time and Space with Sanford Biggers.”

November 22, 2020 – Soft Truths featured in Arte Fuse – “Sanford Biggers: Soft Truths at Marianne Boesky Gallery.”

November 22, 2020 – Sanford featured in Observer –  “Quilting as a Radical Act: Exhibitions Examines the Art Form’s Revolutionary Impact.”

November 19, 2020 – Codeswitch featured in Homer News –  “New Homer creator brings Afrofuturism to town.”

November 16, 2020 – Codeswitch featured in AIRFIX daily – “Bronx Museum Names New Executive Director and Deputy Director.”

November 13, 2020 – Codeswitch featured in The New York Times – “New Director for the Bronx Museum of the Arts? It’s a Familiar Name”

November 11, 2020 – Sanford featured in Vox –  “If museums want to diversify, they’ll have to change. A lot.”

October 30, 2020 – Soft Truths featured in The Art Newspaper – “Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend.”

October 27, 2020 – Codeswitch featured in Interview Magazine – “Code-Switching in Art and Craft: Sanford Biggers in Conversation with Diedrick Brackens.”

October 27, 2020 – Codeswitch featured in Metropolis Mag – “Sanford Biggers Uses Traditional Quilting to Issue New Message.”

September 18, 2020 Codeswitch featured in Artnet News – “25 Shows to See Across the US as Museums Reopen.”

September 10, 2020 –  Sanford featured in WWD –First Survey of Sanford Biggers’ Quilts on View at Bronx Museum

September 10, 2020 –  Sanford featured in Wallpaper Magazine – “Sanford Biggers is weaving new narratives into American History”

September 9, 2020 – Sanford featured in Flaunt – Sanford Biggers / The Interplay of Narrative and Linguistics in Quilting.”

September 8, 2020 – Sanford featured in Hyperallergic – In His New Works, Sanford Biggers Finds a Future Ethnography

September 8, 2020 – Sanford featured in The Art Newspaper – Sanford Biggers show will highlight the unlikely role played by quilts in helping slaves flee to free states

September 1, 2020 – Sanford featured in Artful Jaunts – “Sanford Biggers on Unlocking The Secret Codes of Patchwork Quilts”

September 2020 – Sanford featured in The Smithsonian Magazine – “Sanford Biggers’ Quilts Carry Secret Messages”

August 18, 2020 – Sanford’s podcast interview – “Sanford Biggers on Art as a Change Agent”

August 14, 2020 – Sanford featured in The New York Times – “Cracking Codes With Sanford Biggers”

July 1, 2020 – Sanford’s interview with Cultured Magazine –How These Seven Artists Use Their Work To Call For Change

June 17, 2020 Artist Sanford Biggers on Instagram live with RoseLee Goldberg, founding Director and Chief Curator of Performa, NYC

June 16, 2020 – Conversation with Sanford Biggers and Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Perez Art Museum

April 14, 2020 – Sanford featured in Art & Object – “Meet this year’s Guggenheim Fine Arts Fellows

April 10, 2020 – Sanford featured in Observer – “Awardees of 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships Get a Lifeline Amid Cancellations and Closures

April 9, 2020 – Sanford featured in ARTnews – “Sought-After Guggenheim Fellowships Go to Sanford Biggers, Zoe Leonard, Sky Hopinka, More

April 9, 2020 – Sanford featured in Art Forum – “Sanford Biggers and Zoe Leonard Among 2020 Guggenheim Fellows

April 9, 2020 – Sanford featured in Art Net News – “Sanford Biggers, Zoe Leonard, and Dozens of Other Artists Are Among the Winners of the Prestigious 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship

Feb 2020 – Sanford featured cover story in School of Art Institute of Chicago Magazine: Spring 2020 issue – “The Bravery of Sanford Biggers

January 2020 – Sanford’s interview with Toure of Toure Show: Podcasting with Smart People. Episode – “Sanford Biggers – I AM ART

January 2020 – Sanford’s interview with Tyler Green of The Modern Art Notes Podcast – NO. 427: Sanford Biggers, Michelle Angela Ortiz

December 19, 2019 –  Sanford featured in The Boston Globe – New England’s 10 Best Museum Exhibitions