Sam Gilliam Award

Image: Ibrahim Mahama, Dung Bara – The Rider Does Not Know the Ground Is Hot. Desert X AlUla 2024. Courtesy The Royal Commission for AlUla and the artist.


Ibrahim Mahama

Sam Gilliam Award

The Ghanaian sculptor, textile and installation artist Ibrahim Mahama has won the inaugural Sam Gilliam Award. Using salvaged materials including textiles and found objects, Mahama creates works that range drastically in tone and scale, from wall-based pieces incorporating colourful fabrics to large-scale installations that comment on colonialism and industry. He is also known for vast public projects in which he wraps buildings’ façades in textiles produced in collaboration with numerous Ghanaian craftspeople. Next month he will wrap London’s Barbican Centre with one such work, a new textile commission.

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Art Paris 2024

Image: Nathalie Du Pasquier, Sans titre, 2022. Oil on canvas, 150 x 150 x 2 cm. Courtesy Yvon Lambert


Nathalie Du Pasquier

Prix BNP Paribas Banque Privée

Nathalie Du Pasquier is the winner of the Prix BNP Paribas Banque Privée. The artist, exhibited by Yvon Lambert gallery (Paris), is the first to receive this award, which is presented at the Art Paris fair to support the French art scene. A founding member of the Memphis group, which brought together designers and architects around Ettore Sottsass from 1981 to 1986, Nathalie Du Pasquier (born 1957) has been painting since 1987. She lives and works in Milan.

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Prix Art Éco-Conception 2024

Image: Lélia Demoisy, Possibilité n°1, 2020. Birch wood and mulberry thorns, 9 x 16 x 12 cm. Installation view, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, 2022. © E. Sander


Prix Art Éco-Conception

The Art of Change 21 association and its partner the Palais de Tokyo, organisers of the prize, have announced the twelve winners of the Prix Art Éco-Conception 2024. The prize, which includes a financial award for each artist, also offers the winners three days' support on the themes of carbon and eco-design from recognised professionals and experts in the art sector. This year's winners are Assoukrou Aké, Amandine Arcelli, Alizée Armet, Victor Cord’homme, Lélia Demoisy, Julia Gault, Ittah Yoda, Alice Magne, Desire Moheb-Zandi, Ouazzani Carrier, Jonathan Potana and Adrien Vescovi.

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PAD Paris 2024

Image: Cosmosaïque, Gastou gallery stand dedicated to the artist Béatrice Serre, scenography by Joy Herro. Bijoy Jain, Gandhara Study, stoneware armchair, 2019, presented by Maniera gallery. Arthur A. Dixon, Suite of four brass chandeliers, England, circa 1900, presented by HP Le Studio gallery.


Prix PAD Paris

The PAD Paris 2024 prizes have been awarded. Gastou gallery (Paris) received the Booth Prize for his booth Cosmosaïque, dedicated to the artist Béatrice Serre, with a scenography by Joy Herro. The Contemporary Design Prize was awarded to Bijoy Jain's Gandhara Study, a stoneware armchair (2019), presented by Maniera gallery (Brussels). The Historical Design Prize was awarded to a suite of four brass chandeliers (circa 1900) by Arthur A. Dixon, presented by HP Le Studio gallery (Paris).

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FRAME Awards

Image: Powerhouse Company, Marga Klompé Building, Tilburg University, Netherlands campus, 2023. Photo: Sebastien van Damme


Marga Klompé Building by Powerhouse Company

Winner of the Month for March

Designed by Powerhouse Company, Europe’s first university building constructed entirely of wood has been named the winner of the month for the March FRAME Awards competition, its circular approach gaining recognition from the jury. Located on the forested campus of Tilburg University in the Netherlands, the full timber construction took a cue from its surroundings, from its wooden walls, floors, stairs, frames and finishes. ‘Perfect aesthetics and beautiful use of materials; minimal but warm,’ says Rene Toneman, partner and creative director at Silo.

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Prix Sciences Po pour l’Art Contemporain 2024

Image: Elsa Brès, Connivéncia, La Loge, Bruxelles, 2023. Photo: Lola Pertsowsky. Courtesy La Loge and the artist


Elsa Brès

Prix du Jury

Elsa Brès was awarded the Prix du Jury at the Prix Sciences Po pour l’Art Contemporain 2024 for her work Connivéncia. Born in 1985, Elsa Brès lives and works in Bréau (Seine-et-Marne). Connivéncia presents a body of work and research around her latest film project, Les Sanglières, and its territory of resistance, the Cévennes. The artist explores the figure of the wild boar as a potential ally in the anti-patriarchal and anti-capitalist struggle. Les Sanglières should be completed this year.

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K11 Artist Prize

Image: Xin Liu, Gleaming Bodies, Sapporo International Art Festival 2024. Photo: Tsubasa Fujikura. Courtesy the artist and SIAF 2024.


Xin Liu

K11 Artist Prize

Artist and engineer Xin Liu has been awarded the inaugural K11 Artist Prize, a yearly award given to emerging Asian artists by the K11 Art Foundation. Liu’s work spans sculpture, digital art and film. A curator at MIT’s Space Exploration Initiative with a background in engineering, Liu is one among the cadre of artists who have recently created work dealing with space travel. Her virtual reality video Living Distance(2019), which was on view last summer at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works, features her own wisdom tooth, which she launched into space.

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Icelandic Art Prize

Image: Amanda Riffo, House of Purkinje, 2023. The Living Art Museum. Photo: Claudia Hausfeld


Amanda Riffo

Artist of the Year

Amanda Riffo (b. 1977) received the Artist of the Year award at the Icelandic Art Prize 2024 for her solo exhibition House of Purkinje, at The Living Art Museum. Riffo is a French-Chilean artist who has lived in Reykjavík since 2012. The jury considers Amanda Riffo's House of Purkinje to be a particularly fascinating exhibition, which at first glance seems not quite ready for its opening. But a closer look reveals that every object in this chaotic, workspace-like space is a work of art that brilliantly reflects the challenges and working conditions faced by the artists. The reality of the exhibition is shifted, and each object suddenly becomes a staged version of itself, as if on a film set.

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