Prix SAM 2022

Image: Julian Charrière, Soothsayer, 2021. Anthracite coal, stainless steel, 240 x 130 x 130 cm.
Copyright the artist; Photo Jens Ziehe


Julian Charrière

Prix SAM

Julian Charrière is the winner of the Prix SAM pour l’art contemporain 2022. The artist was presented by Jérôme Sans. The prize endowment will allow him to create an installation inviting the visitor to enter a bewitching volcanic landscape of magmatic sculptures, in which he will hear conversations from the Earth, thanks to a sound installation. For this new Stone Speaker project which will be presented at the Palais de Tokyo in 2024, he will travel to Java, Indonesia, to investigate the geothermal landscape of East Java, which is home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

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Bourse Révélations Emerige 2022

Image: Dora Jeridi, Les mangeurs d'images 1, 2022, Oil on canvas, 195 x 260 cm.


Dora Jeridi

Bourse Révélations Emerige

The painter Dora Jeridi won the Bourse Révélations Emerige this year. Drawing on the richness of art history, the practice of the young French graduate of the Beaux-arts de Paris is at the crossroads of influences. From the monumental formats of her diptychs inherited from classical painting to the central place played by narration in her paintings, testifying in particular to her fascination for the work of the artist Paula Rego, the 34-year-old artist delivers a hybrid work on the technical side. Her practice mixes oil painting and pastel drawing, which are superimposed in an explosion of shapes, colors and materials.

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SARR Prize 2022

Image: Abdelhak Benallou, Lumière bleu, 2020. Oil on canvas.163 x 132 cm.


Abdelhak Benallou

Grand Prize

Abdelhak Benallou, 4th-year student at the Beaux-Arts de Paris at the Stéphane Calais studio, is the recipient of the Grand Prize, which comes with a financial endowment and a residency at the Villa Albertine in Chicago. Explaining his practice he said: "My work as a painter is built on realistic practice. I am, above all, interested in the search for visual narration more so than by technical aspects. After trying several mediums, I now work in oil paint on series portraying various themes. Through my paintings, I am attempting to develop a reflection on behaviors and relationships in society, on the evolution between generations both from a human and technological point of view, drawing inspiration from my daily life."

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Prix Fondation Pernod Ricard 2022

Image: Elsa Werth, Agenda, 2022. Free engraved metal coin, 2,75 cm in diameter, 1000 copies.
Production: Fondation Pernod Ricard as part of the 23rd Prix Fondation Pernod Ricard.
Photo credit: Aurélien Mole


Elsa Werth

Prix Fondation Pernod Ricard

Elsa Werth develops a work in multiple forms: installations, sculptures, videos, artists’ books and sound pieces. The economy of work, the ways of working constitute the context from which her artistic practice unfolds. She takes into account ordinary actions, daily gestures linked to contemporary activities and rituals by designating them and destabilizing them through operations of displacement, counter-uses, disruptions. With a real economy of means, she claims anti-spectacular productions as a tactic of resistance.

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Prix Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris
pour la Jeune Création 2022

Image: Clédia Fourniau, Série 195/130-HV, acrylic ink, dye and resin on canvas,
195 x 130 cm, 2019-2021. Photo credit: Romain Darnaud


Clédia Fourniau

Prix Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris
pour la Jeune Création

Clédia Fourniau was born in 1992 in Paris, she graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2021 where she trained in the studio of Tatiana Trouvé. Clédia Fourniau sees her work "as an archaeology of the coloured layer, of transparency and light, where painting questions the relationship between the body and space". The works created in series are made of polyurethane resin coloured by the artist and aqueous tinted solutions. The painting-objects come to life in the light, reflecting back to us, leaving the viewer to explore the work and its perception in space.

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Grand Prix d’Architecture 2022

Académie des beaux-arts

Image: Christian de Portzamparc, Suzhou Cultural Center, Suzhou, China, 2020. © Photo: Shao Feng


Christian de Portzamparc

Grand Prix d’Architecture

The Grand Prix d’Architecture de l’Académie des beaux-arts 2022 was awarded to French architect Christian de Portzamparc. He began to make himself known through the Hautes Formes housing complex in Paris in 1979 and became famous with the construction of the Cité de la Musique in 1995. He is the first French architect to receive the Pritzker Prize in 1994. In 2004, the Grand Prix d'Urbanisme was awarded to him and in 2018, the Japan Art Association awarded him the Praemium Imperiale in the architecture category, for his artistic achievements and international influence.

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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.

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Prix Marcel Duchamp 2022

Image: Mimosa Échard, Escape more, exhibition view, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2022).
Courtesy of the artist and the Galerie Chantal Crousel.
Photo : Aurélien Mole. © Mimosa Echard / ADAGP, Paris (2022).


Mimosa Échard

Prix Marcel Duchamp

Mimosa Échard's multidisciplinary practice bridges the surreal, mechanical, and terrestrial in pursuit of plant and human symbiosis. Échard has a research-led practice that spans assemblage, painting, ceramics, and video games. For the Prix Marcel Duchamp, she designed what she calls an "ambiguous architectural object," an uninterrupted water screen reminiscent of human liquids — blood, tears, and urine. "I’ve wanted to work with water screens for a long time, I’ve been thinking about this piece for a long time, you could say it’s a liquid painting, but it’s also an encrypted image, it’s also an inaccessible space," she said in a statement. A video of a woman, flitting in and out of frame, plays behind the falling water.

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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 in particular. 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 Reiffers Art Initiatives 2022

Image: Pol Taburet, Anatomy of a Dead Tongue, 2021. Collection Pinault.


Pol Taburet

Prix Reiffers Art Initiatives

From voodoo to Francis Bacon and Francisco de Goya, via video games and Atlanta trap, the multiple inspirations of Pol Taburet reflect all the syncretism of his plastic practice. At 23, he is already famous for his striking figurative painting which represents beings on the border between the human and the spectrum. From these canvases of disturbing appearance emerges a magical aura, conveyed in particular by bursts of light painted with airbrush. Pol Taburet pays homage to his mother as well as to the rites and figures linked to the quimbois, this set of voodoo beliefs and practices born in Guadeloupe, from which he partly originated.

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Women in Motion Prize 2022

Image: Babette Mangolte, Lucinda Childs dancing her solo "Katima" in her loft on Broadway, 1978.
Courtesy of Babette Mangolte.


Babette Mangolte

Women in Motion Prize

Babette Mangolte has won the Women in Motion Prize for photography 2022. The prize is awarded by Les Rencontres de la Photoraphie d'Arles in partnership with Kering. Born in France in 1941 and based in New York since the 1970s, Babette Mangolte is a filmmaker, photographer, artist and author of critical essays on photography. As a director of photography, she worked with Chantal Akerman on the cult movie Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975). She has documented the choreography and performances of Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, Joan Jonas, Robert Morris, Lucinda Childs, Marina Abramović, Steve Paxton and the 1970s theater scene in New York City.

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