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The IFPDA Foundation provides various grants and awards throughout the year, benefiting many deserving institutions and organizations. Currently, the foundation offers Foundation Grants, the Book Award, Curatorial Internship grants, the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize, and the Jordan Schnitzer Award for Excellence in Printmaking. 


Established with the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, this annual program honors the unique ways in which contemporary artists use printmaking in their artistic practice. It has been presented each year at the IFPDA Print Fair since 2014. 

2014:  Mel Bochner

2015:  Kiki Smith

2016: Nicole Eisenman

2017: Leonardo Drew

2018: Christiane Baumgartner

2019: Jim Dine


2022: Enrique Chagoya


Enrique Chagoya was born and raised in Mexico City. Drawing from his experiences living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the late 70’s, and also in Europe in the late 90’s, Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols in order to address the ongoing cultural clash between the United States, Latin America and the world as well. He uses familiar pop icons to create deceptively friendly points of entry for the discussion of complex issues, examining the recurring subject of colonialism and oppression that riddles contemporary American foreign policy. 


2022: Hank Willis Thomas


Hank Willis Thomas is a conceptual artist focusing on themes relating to perspective, identity, commodity, media and popular culture. His work incorporates recognizable icons from advertising or branding campaigns to explore their ability to reinforce generalizations developed around race, gender and ethnicity. Thomas created one of his most iconic series in 2006, B®anded, in which he superimposed bodies of Black men with the Nike swoosh logo recalling the history of branding slaves in America as well as the literal and figural objectification of Black male bodies in contemporary culture. Thomas’ practice has evolved to incorporate a variety of media including silkscreen, mirrors and retroreflective vinyl —an industrial material rarely used in the arts—to challenge perspectives in his work, exploring 20th century protest images and often overlooked historical narratives.

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