Yoko Ono

yoko ono: awards and nominations



Yoko Ono won the Grammy Award in the Album of the Year category for Double Fantasy with John Lennon and Jack Douglas.


Yoko Ono received Helen Caldicott leadership award for efforts to promote peace.


Yoko Ono received an Honorary Doctorate from The Art Institute Of Chicago.


Yoko Ono shared the Grammy Award as one of four producers for Gimme Some Truth - The Making Of John Lennon's Imagine Album as the Best Long Form Music Video.

Yoko Ono received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Liverpool University as a recognition of her artistic work and her patronage of the John Lennon Memorial Scholarship Fund which she founded in 1991.

The retrospective exhibition YES Yoko Ono won an award for Best Museum Show NYC Origination presented by The US Art Critics Association.


Yoko Ono won a Skowhegan’s award 2002 for assorted mediums in art.

Yoko Ono was presented with an award by Lifespire, a not-for-profit agency serving people with developmental disabilities.

Yoko Ono was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of fine arts at Bard College.


The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) honoured artist Yoko Ono, at the fifth MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts.


Yoko Ono received a Lifetime Achievement Award at IMAJINÉ 2005, the Japan Society Arts & Culture Gala Benefit.


Yoko Ono was awarded the International Prize for Visual Arts 2006 of the Cristobal Gabarron Foundation, Spain.


Yoko Ono was awarded the Distinguished Body of Work Award 2008 by College Art Association and Americans for the Arts National Arts Award.


Yoko Ono was awarded Venice Biennale Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in June 2009, and she was given a lifetime achievement honour at Mojo magazine's awards. Also, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile awarded her the Bernardine Higgins Great Official Gold Order.


Yoko Ono was awarded Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Award by ArtTable, the leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts.


Yoko Ono was awarded the Hiroshima Art Prize which recognizes the achievements of artists who have contributed to the peace of humanity in the field of contemporary art.


Yoko Ono was awarded the Oskar Kokoschka Prize in Austria.


Yoko Ono made honorary citizen of Reykjavík, Iceland.


Yoko Ono won the Observer Ethical Award.

Biography credits

The sources: A Journey Through John Lennon's Life And Times In Words And Pictures by John Robertson, Lennon by Ray Coleman, She's A Rebel by Gillian G. Gaar, and several interviews with Yoko Ono from the press.


Yoko Ono

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