Artists change the way we see the world and interact with one another. The PEM Prize will be given to an artist or artists from any field whose work explores the catalytic relationship between creativity and civic engagement. Reinvigorating and reimagining the communities in which we live, these artists are leaders, connecting us to the possibilities that exist for more inclusive and understanding societies. PEM prize awardees will be individuals or groups who aim to deepen our global cultural connections, ignite our imaginations and inspire us into action.
The inaugural PEM prize will honor artist Carlos Garaicoa. Drawing on his study of architecture, urbanism and history, Garaicoa creates multidisciplinary artworks that range across a wide range of cultural topics. Born in Havana in 1967, Garaicoa lives and works in Havana and Madrid.
Join us for a full series of activities and events surrounding this project. Save the Dates of May 21, 2022 in the evening for the PEM Prize Celebration and Fundraiser and May 22, 2022 daytime for the PEM Prize Festival.