The Julio Gonzalez Prize was created in 2001 by Viviane Grimminger and Kosme de Barañano, then director of the IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, in recognition of Gonzalez's role as a precursor of contemporary art. It is discerned annually to a living artist of international renown as a tribute to the impact of his or her work. Each recipient of the award is given a cast of Gonzalez's sculpture "Femme à l'amphore II". The IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez has almost 400 works by Julio González: sculptures, drawings, paintings and decorative art objects in metal. These pieces come from various acquisitions and donations, mainly that of Carmen Martínez and Viviane Grimminger, heirs to the González estate.
González Prize 2014
In 2014, Christian Boltanski is awarded the González prize. Boltanski's exhibition "Départ arrivée" was held from July to November 2016, comprised of seven installations .