A five-member international committee gave the award, honoring "Bruce Nauman: Topological Garden" last week.
The exhibit showcases Nauman’s 40-year career, and includes his work in neon, video, installation, performance, and sculpture. The exhibit is on display in three different areas of the U.S. Pavilion, in a park that includes 29 international pavilions making up Biennale’s center.
"The word I've heard is that you really must see all of it," said Adam D. Weinberg, director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, about the three-venue Nauman show. Having viewed the portion in the U.S. Pavilion, he said, "It still seems really edgy."