Sanford Biggers' art frequently references African American ethnography, hip-hop music, Buddhism, African spirituality, Indo-European Vodoun, Jazz, Afrofuturism, urban culture, and icons from Americana. His installations, videos, and performances have appeared in national and international venues, including the Tate Modern, London; Performa 07, the Performance Art Biennial, NY; and the Whitney Biennial. His awards include the American Academy in Berlin Prize, Greenfield Prize, Creative Capital Project Grant, Art Matters Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts Award, and many more. Biggers is assistant professor at Columbia University's Visual Arts program and a board member of Sculpture Center, Soho House, and the CUE Foundation. He served as a Center Pew Fellowships panelist in 2009.