The Event

MTV RE:DEFINE is one of America's most prominent and high profile philanthropic art auctions. Founded in 2011, MTV RE:DEFINE has raised over $12.5m to support HIV prevention and arts education projects. 

The Award

The Goss-Michael Foundation is proud to announce the first annual MTV RE:DEFINE Award, which offers studio funding and exhibition opportunities to a postgraduate fine arts student in their final program year at one of the top 25 graduate art programs in the world.

Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2019



Meet our 2019 Artist Honoree, Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn (British, born 1964) is a leading contemporary artist who first came to prominence in the early 1990s. Marc Quinn makes art about what it is to be a person living in the world.

Quinn’s current project, Odyssey, opening in late 2019 on the steps of the New York Public Library, is a not-for-profit artwork made from blood donated by more than 5,000 people – with half of these volunteers being refugees. Odyssey is created to heighten awareness of the global refugee crisis and to raise millions of dollars for those whose lives are affected by it. Get Human: