Conceptual artist Fred Wilson (born 1954 in The Bronx) describes himself as of “African, Native American, European and Amerindian” descent. Wilson received a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant in 1999 and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 2003. Wilson represented the United States at the Biennial Cairo in 1992 and the Venice Biennale in 2003. In May 2008, it was announced Mr. Wilson will become a Whitney Museum trustee replacing Chuck Close. Fred Wilson is represented by The Pace Gallery in New York.