Prix Marcel Duchamp 2021

Image: Lili Reynaud Dewar, "Rome, 1er et 2 novembre 1975", 2019-2021.
Video installation, 4 projections, color, sound. Duration: 35’16’’
Centre Pompidou 2021. © Bertrand Prévost


Lili Reynaud Dewar

Prix Marcel Duchamp

Born in 1975, Lili Reynaud Dewar draws on the history of militant and alternative cultures that she has been able to summon up in particular through figures such as Joséphine Baker, Guillaume Dustan, Jean Genet and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Her work mainly takes the form of performances, sculptures, videos and installations. On the occasion of the Prix Marcel Duchamp, her project "Rome, 1 and 2 November 1975", initiated while she was a resident at the Villa Médicis, looks back on the last days of the filmmaker and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini, from his last interview to his assassination. About twenty people close to the artist embody the filmmaker and the young Giuseppe Pelosi in a choral video installation, sliding from the director's fate to the journeys of those who bring him back to life today.

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La Biennale di Venezia
2022 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Image: Katharina Fritsch, Hahn und Podest / Cock and Pedestal, 2013/19. Polyester, steel, paint.
147¾ × 78¾ × 78¾ inches; 375 × 200 × 200 cm. Courtesy of the artist, VG Bild-Kunst,
Bonn and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York/Los Angeles. Photo by Ivo Faber.


Katharina Fritsch

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Katharina Fritsch (1956) lives and works in Wuppertal and Düsseldorf, Germany. Since 1979 she has worked on multi-scaled, boldly hued sculptures, which she says should instead be seen as three-dimensional pictures. Saints, mice, architectural models and plans, shells, snakes, umbrellas, human figures, the sound of frogs croaking, and objects of everyday life populate Fritsch’s world: a place where realistic detailing and disorienting immaterial finish dissolves the edges between the ordinary and the uncanny, causing a sensation of surprise and astonishment.

Image: Cecilia Vicuña, Boogie-Woogie Quipu, 2018. Unspun wool, bamboo, thread and wire.
144 x 114 x 133 inches; 365.8 x 289.6 x 337.8 cm. Photo by Matthew Herrmann.


Cecilia Vicuña

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Cecilia Vicuña (1948) is a poet, artist, filmmaker and activist. She lives and works in New York and Santiago. Her work addresses pressing concerns of the modern world including ecological destruction, human rights and cultural homogenization. Born and raised in Santiago, she was exiled in the early 1970s after the violent military coup against President Salvador Allende. Vicuña coined the term "Arte Precario" in the mid 1960s in Chile, for her precarious works and quipus, as a way of "hearing an ancient silence waiting to be heard." Her work is characterised by a desire to pay tribute to the indigenous history and culture of Chile.

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La Biennale di Venezia
2022 Awards

Image: Pavilion of Great Britain. Sonia Boyce, Feeling Her Way, 2022.
Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.


Sonia Boyce

Golden Lion for Best National Participation

Great Britain has received the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the 59th Venice Biennale. Created by Sonia Boyce, the pavilion, Feeling Her Way, features a sound installation of five Black British female musicians singing a cappella. Sonia Boyce is the first Black woman to represent Britain at the Venice event. "In working collaboratively with other black women, [Boyce] unpacks a plenitude of silenced stories," said the jury in a statement. They praised Boyce for her use of "a very contemporary language" that allowed the audience to piece together fragments, and for raising "important questions of rehearsal as opposed to the perfect attuned."

Image: Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019, 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia,
The Milk of Dreams. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia. © Photography: Roberto Marossi


Simone Leigh

Golden Lion for the Best Participant in the international Exhibition The Milk of Dreams

The Golden Lion for best contribution to the Biennale's international exhibition, The Milk of Dreams, went to American artist Simone Leigh for her "powerfully persuasive monumental sculptural opening to the Arsenale," one of the two main exhibition sites. The artist presented her work, Brick House, a 16-foot-tall bronze of a Black woman with cornrows and a dome-shaped torso that combines the forms of a skirt and a clay house. It was first seen on the High Line in New York in 2019. Simone Leigh is also representing the United States at this year’s event.

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2021 Turner Prize

Image: Array Collective installation shot, The Turner Prize 2021 Exhibition,
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, England.
© David Levene, courtesy The Turner Prize


Array Collective

Turner Prize

The jury awarded the Turner Prize to Array Collective for their hopeful and dynamic artwork which addresses urgent social and political issues affecting Northern Ireland with humour, seriousness and beauty. They were impressed with how Belfast-based Array Collective were able to translate their activism and values into the gallery environment, creating a welcoming, immersive and surprising exhibition. For the first time, this year's Turner Prize jury selected a shortlist consisting entirely of artist collectives and artist-run projects: Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical and Project Art Works.

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Prix AWARE 2022

Image: Laura Lamiel, 'Vous les entendez...', 2015.
Various elements: enameled steel chair and tables, spy mirror, metal, enameled steel, wood table, wood, glass, cooper, leather, paper, lamps. 2x (190 x 200 x 160 cm), unique.
Exhibition view 'Biennale de Lyon', 2015, photo: Blaise Adilon. Collection MAC Lyon.


Laura Lamiel

Prix d'honneur

Laura Lamiel began working with enamelled steel modules in 1985. Her interest lies in the possibilities offered by small-volume white bricks, which she piles up or stands against walls. In the 90s, she combined these bricks with different materials and shapes, such as rolls of carpet, synthetic furs, used gloves, and ribbons. While industrially manufactured, these everyday objects stand out from their original inherent seriality in that they reflect life stories. The artist then moved on from soft, malleable objects to more rigid and fixed elements, arranging them into installations combining public space implements with geometrically shaped artistic objects.

Image: Myriam Mihindou, Johnnie Walker 1/3, from the series Sculpture de chair,
1999-2000, cibachrome, 88 x 62 cm.
Courtesy Myriam Mihindou & Galerie Maïa Muller, © ADAGP, Paris.


Myriam Mihindou

Prix Nouveau Regard

French-Gabonese artist, Myriam Mihindou’s work knows no boundaries, whether literal or figurative. She shrugs off the question of belonging to a specific culture or artistic medium by playing with porosities and the concept of "Relation" as defined by Édouard Glissant. Performance art, understood as a practice in which the body is both a tool and the display for a thought, becomes the underlying theme of a cathartic artistic practice. Her work finds inspiration in her travels and the people she meets. She is a true exote who uses travel and the experimentation with specific areas and contexts to carry out her physical and memorial explorations.

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Prix de dessin de la Fondation d’art
contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain

Image: Olga Chernysheva, Drawing with a crow, 2019. Charcoal on paper, 80 x 64 cm.
© Courtesy the artist and Iragui gallery, Moscow


Olga Chernysheva

Prix de dessin de la Fondation d’art
contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain

Olga Chernysheva was born in Moscow in 1962. She studied at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow and at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She uses her paintings, watercolours, objects, videos and photographs to observe, interpret and recompose the everyday scenes she witnesses. Her palette of images captures daily life in Russia, placing the emphasis on ordinary scenes. Olga Chernysheva draws on Soviet archetypal imagery and its visual canons but also on the chance events that unfold before her camera.

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Prix ellipse 2022

Image: Assoukrou Aké, Du tumulte du monde au silence du papier, "L'appel des messagers", 2021.
Installation, acrylic on craft, blue masking tape and page taken from a mini encyclopedia
published in 1906 under the British colonial Empire. 16,8 x 22,4 cm.


Assoukrou Aké

Prix ellipse

Assoukrou Aké is the winner of the Prix ellipse 2022. An initiative developed by ellipse art projects, celebrating emerging artists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Multidisciplinary artist, Assoukrou Aké designs projects combining art and fiction, where he invests himself in the role of a medical researcher and storyteller, initiating "healing" stories against the diferent violence in the world. Assoukrou Aké will benefit from an exhibition during AKAA, ALSO KNOWN AS AFRICA, from October 21 to 23, as well as media and professional support.

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