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Made in L.A. 2023 Mohn Awards


Akinsanya Kambon will receive the $100,000 Mohn Award honoring artistic excellence, in conjunction with Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living. The museum will also produce a monograph of Kambon’s work as part of the Mohn Award.

Pippa Garner will receive the Career Achievement Award honoring brilliance and resilience, and Jackie Amézquita will receive the Public Recognition Award, as chosen by visitors to the Made in L.A. 2023 exhibition. Garner and Amézquita will each receive $25,000.

About the Mohn Award

Funded by Los Angeles philanthropists and art collectors Jarl and Pamela Mohn, the Mohn Award has been given to artists with each edition of the Made in L.A. biennial, which began in 2012. The Mohn Award ($100,000) and the Career Achievement Award ($25,000) are selected by a professional jury, and the Public Recognition Award ($25,000) is determined through a public vote. All the artists in the exhibition are eligible to receive the awards. 


A jury of professional curators selected the Mohn Award and the Career Achievement Award. This year’s jury includes Essence Harden, visual arts curator and program manager at the California African American Museum; Ryan Inouye, Kathe and Jim Patrinos co-curator of the 59th Carnegie International and curator, International Art, at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh; and Carla Acevedo-Yates, The Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the MCA Chicago.

The Public Recognition Award was determined by visitors to the Hammer Museum

Past Recipients

In 2020 artist Kandis Williams received the Mohn Award; Monica Majoli received the Career Achievement Award, and MR. WASH received the Public Recognition Award. Artist Lauren Halsey received the Mohn Award in 2018, Adam Linder received the Mohn Award in 2016, Alice Könitz received it in 2014, and Meleko Mokgosi received it in 2012.