Gifted Works

Since 2013, VIA has gifted fifteen works of art to public collections throughout the United States. Through our grantmaking, we are committed to funding the production of new works of art that will ultimately enter a museum’s holdings, thereby ensuring the public’s continued access to visionary work by today’s leading artists. VIA works closely with each artist to match the commissioned work with an appropriate collection. Acquired works equally benefit the artist, the museum and the public – by embodying VIA’s three core values, reflecting the collection’s regional or material focus, and representing the artist’s oeuvre.


Partial Gift to the Walker Art Center

Daniel Buren
Voile/Toile – Toile/Voile, 1975/2018
Artist-designed Club 420 sails
9 main sails: 192 x 93-3/8 inches each, and 9 jib sails: 137-3/4 inches each

Exhibited at Walker Arts Center / Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

June 26 – October 7, 2018

Curated by Pavel Pys with Fabián Leyva-Barragán

Partial Gift to the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

John Akomfrah
Precarity, 2017
Three channel HD color video installation, 7.1 sound
52 minutes

Exhibited at Prospect.4 New Orleans

November 18, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Under the artistic direction of Trevor Schoonmaker


Gift to the University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

FiLTER_ Animation, 2017
HD Video; color, silent
17:24 minutes
HD Video; color, silent
28:30 minutes

Exhibited at University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive in On the Hour / JJ PEET: THE VACANT AMERICAN 

September 13-October 29, 2017

Curated by Apsara DiQuinzio

Gift to High Desert Test Sites

Andrea Zittel
Planar Pavilions at A-Z West, 2017
Cement block and paint

Permanent installation at High Desert Test Sites

Opened April 2017


Gift to the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas

Alex Israel
Booties, 2015
Acrylic on aluminum
Dimensions: 4 1/8” x 10 3/8” x 9 1/8”
Edition of 10, AP 1 of 2
Glove, 2015
Acrylic on aluminum
Dimensions: 7” x 7” x 14 1/4”
Edition of 10, AP 1 of 2
Cap, 2015
Acrylic on aluminum
Dimensions: 8 1/2” x 9 1/2” x 13 3/4”
Edition of 10, AP 1 of 2

Exhibited at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Sightings: Alex Israel

October 24, 2015 – January 31, 2016

Gift to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Oliver Laric
Untitled, 2014
4K video, color, sound
5 min 55 sec
Edition 1 of 5 + 2 AP
The Hunter and the Dog, 2014
Polyurethane, jade powder, bronze powder, aluminum powder, and pigments
35 2.5" x 26" x 2 2/5"

These works debuted in 2015 at the 3rd New Museum Triennial: Surround Audience

February 25 – May 25, 2015

Co-curated by Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin


Gift to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

John Gerrard
Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014, 2014
Simulation installation
Edition 1 of 5 + 2 AP

Exhibited at Lincoln Center, co-presented with Public Art Fund

October 3 – December 1, 2014

Gift to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

Allora & Calzadilla
Temperament and the Wolf, 2014
Live performance/action

The work debuted in 2014 at the 10th Annual Gwangju Biennale: Burning Down the House

September 5 – November 9, 2014

Under the artistic direction of Jessica Morgan

Partial Acquisition Grant to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Charles Gaines
Skybox I, 2011
Acrylic, digital print, polyester film and LED lights
3 boxes: 84” x 48” x 5” each

Exhibited at Prospect.3 New Orleans

October 25, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Under the artistic direction of Franklin Sirmans

Gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

Doug Aitken
Station to Station (Volume), 2013
Earth, acrylic and steel
60" x 12" x 12"
Edition 7 of 10

This artwork appears as if it were a single slice of earth. However, it is made up of the 10 layers of earth taken from each of the 10 train stops Station to Station made in its 4,000-mile journey across the U.S.


Gift to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Sharon Hayes
Ricerche: three, 2013
Single channel HD video
38 minutes
Edition 1 of 5 + 1 AP

Exhibited at the 55th Venice Biennale: The Encyclopedic Palace

June 1 – November 24, 2013

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni