Prix Marcel Duchamp 2023
Nominated Artists

Image: Bertille Bak, Mineur Mineur, 2022.
Video installation with: 5 HD screens, 5 speakers, a platform, wall painting, 2 × 5 × 2,4 m (approx).
Courtesy de l’artiste, de la galerie Xippas, de Gallery Apart, Rome et de La Criée centre d’art contemporain, Rennes. Photo : Aurélien Mole


Bertille Bak

Nominated for the prix Marcel Duchamp 2023

Born in 1983 in Arras, France, Bertille Bak lives and works in Paris. Dedicated to observing societies and to the accurate analysis of a site, Bertille Bak delves into communities and the groups by examining their rituals, gestures, and objects, which she later uses in her projects. In collaboration with the individuals she meets, she constructs narratives between fiction and documentaries where poetry and utopias usurp the simple assessment of a situation. Her work is all about sharing a passage of life, a struggle, a resistance, whether it concerns her own community in the mining areas of Northern France or groups that are unfamiliar to her. Understanding the organization between individuals, listing their personal and collective histories, traditions and folklores, their hobbies and revolts is central to the work of Bertille Bak.

Image: Bouchra Khalili, The Mapping Journey Project, 2008-2011.
Video installation – Exhibition View, New Museum, New York, 2014.


Bouchra Khalili

Nominated for the prix Marcel Duchamp 2023

Bouchra Khalili was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1975. She lives and works in Berlin. Encompassing film, video, installation, photography, printmaking, and publishing, Khalili’s practice explores imperial and colonial continuums as epitomized by contemporary forced illegal migrations and the politics of memory of anti-colonial struggles and international solidarity. Deeply informed by the legacy of post-independence avant-gardes and the vernacular traditions of her native Morocco, Khalili’s approach develops strategies of storytelling at the intersection of history and micro-narratives. Combining documentary and conceptual practices, she investigates questions of self-representation, autonomous agency, and forms of resistance of communities rendered invisible by the nation-state model.

Image: Tarik Kiswanson, Surge, 2022. Biennale de Lyon, Manifesto of Fragility, Musée Guimet.
Steel desk, fiberglass, resin, paint. Image © Vinciane Lebrun


Tarik Kiswanson

Nominated for the prix Marcel Duchamp 2023

Tarik Kiswanson was born in 1986 in Halmstad, Sweden, where his parents exiled from the Middle East in the early 1980s. Visual artist and poet, he lives and works in Paris, France and Amman, Jordan. His work encompasses sculpture, writing, performance, drawing, sound, and video works. Notions of rootlessness, regeneration, and renewal are central themes in his practice. Always operating at the intersection of different cultural contexts, his various abstract works examine subjects related to memory, heritage, birth, loss and belonging. His work can be understood as a cosmology of related conceptual families, each exploring variations on themes like refraction, multiplication, disintegration, levitation, hybridity, and polyphony through their own distinct language.

Image: Massinissa Selmani, L'aube insondable #3, 2018.
Graphite et mine couleur sur papier, 124 x 100 cm. Courtesy Galerie Anne-Sarah Benichou (Paris), ADAGP Paris, Collection Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP).


Massinissa Selmani

Nominated for the prix Marcel Duchamp 2023

Massinissa Selmani is a French artist. He was born in 1980 in Alger, Algeria. He lives and works in Tours, France. Massinissa's body of work frequently resorts to the montage of images and drawings that ultimately have the ability to act far beyond their scale. Mainstream media imagery, newspaper clippings, surrealist photography and French and Algerian literature inspire the majority of his drawings and/or graphic designs. By superimposing found images and making drawing interventions Selmani aims to create social and political scenarios unlikely to occur in reality, and always balances these depictions in the realms of the comic and the tragic.

About the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2023 Nominated Artists

Prix Art Éco-Conception 2023

Image: Manon Pretto, Under The Ground, 2021.
Installation, écrans multiples, gravats, photos digitales, dimensions variables.


Prix Art Éco-Conception

After the success of the Prix Planète Art Solidaire, which rewarded 21 eco-committed artists based in France in 2021, the Art of Change 21 association continues its commitment to artists with the Prix Art Éco-Conception, which this time aims to support artists to reduce their environmental impact. The winners, selected from 278 candidates, consist of a majority of visual artists: among them Raphaël Fabre, who uses artifices, parodies, copies, to challenge our perception of reality; Théo Mercier, who has just initiated a new eco-responsible model by giving back to one of his industrial partners the sand component of his latest project, OUTREMONDE; Manon Pretto, who explores the relationships of authority, oppression and resistance through hybrid forms; Thomas Lévy-Lasne, who captures in painting "the invasion of intimacy by technology".

About the Prix Art Éco-Conception

2022 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award

Image: Tan Chui Mui, "a photo shot in 2004 in Kinmen Island of two men determining boundary of two sorghum fields --ar 3:4--upbeta", 2022. Digital image, generated by Midjourney AI. Courtesy of the artist.


Tan Chui Mui

Jimei x Arles Discovery Award

Tan Chui Mui with her project "Just Because You Pressed the Shutter?" nominated by curator Wang Yiquan won the 2022 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award. She will receive a financial endowment and be invited to hold an exhibition at the 2023 Rencontres d'Arles. The Malaysian artist draws on her own Chinese descent and family stories to explore the profound but undefined issues of land, inheritance, ownership, and photography. By creating a multi-dimensional experience, her exhibition showcases the confusion, pursuit and questioning of identity among overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, she keeps a distance from such attachment to the motherland, and connects land ownership to photography copyright, discussing the two and expressing herself with openness and tenderness.

About the Jimei x Arles Discovery Award