Image: Barbara Chase-Riboud, Mao’s Organ, 2007. Polished bronze and red silk cord.
© Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC NY, © Barbara Chase-Riboud.


Barbara Chase-Riboud

Prix d'honneur

Barbara Chase-Riboud was awarded the Prix d'honneur by the non-profit association AWARE: Archives of Women Artists. Since its creation in 2014, AWARE has worked to make women artists of the 19th and 20th century visible.
Barbara Chase-Riboud was born in 1939 in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA). Sculptor, poet and novelist, Barbara Chase-Riboud began her artistic training at the age of seven, at the Philadelphia Museum and the Fleisher Art Memorial. She was just sixteen when the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York acquired one of her first works. She studied at Temple University and Yale, where she was the first African-American woman to gain a Master’s degree from Yale School of Architecture.

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Prix Fondation Pernod Ricard

Image: View of Boris Kundi's works at the "Bonaventure (Trafiquer les mondes)" exhibition,
Fondation Pernod Ricard, 2021. © Thomas Lannes, courtesy of Fondation Pernod Ricard.


Boris Kurdi

Prix Fondation Pernod Ricard

Born in 1990, Boris Kurdi studied philosophy before graduating from the Beaux-Arts Paris, his work is familiar to places of artists such as Bagnoler (Bagnolet) or DOC!, where he has his studio. His graphic work, which can extend to painting and sculpture, draws on the freedom of drawing to open the imagination with few means.
Lover of typographical characters and numbers, to which he can attribute an erotic dimension (by covering them with hair or nipples), he exhibits at the Fondation Pernod Ricard the number 1 transformed into a metal sculpture made at his size. Added to this is a large panoramic drawing depicting what looks like a burrow, a subway map, an aquarium: borrowing from the principle of the landscape orientation panel, the artist seeks to disorient.

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

Image: Françoise Pétrovitch, Fumeur, lavis d’encre sur papier, 160 x 120 cm, 2019.
Courtesy Semiose, Paris. © A. Mole.


Françoise Pétrovitch

Prix de dessin

Françoise Pétrovitch was born in Paris in 1964. Self-taught artist, she lives and works in Cachan. Represented by the Galerie Semiose in Paris, Françoise Pétrovitch is now in several public collections and has benefited from large-scale exhibitions. Her wash drawings - characters, animals - have a lightness, a vibration that comes from their spontaneity, but conceal constant, demanding work. Going from tiny to very large formats, "It's the great freedom of drawing for me," she says, she took a step forward in 2020, with the sets for an opera by Arthur Lavandier given in Rouen, L'Abrégé des merveilles de Marco Polo, a canvas measuring 7 meters long by 30 meters wide.

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Prix Marcel Duchamp

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. For 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.

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Reiffers Art Initiatives
Programme "Mentor et Jeune Talent"

Image: "Two Standing Broken Men" - Rashid Johnson, 2020, "Cracked Clouds" - Kenny Dunkan, 2021.
Exhibition view, « NO APOLOGIES » by Kenny Dunkan with the mentorship of Rashid Johnson,
Studio des Acacias, Paris, FIAC 2021.


Kenny Dunkan

Programme "Mentor et Jeune Talent"

Each year, Reiffers Art Initiatives invites a major figure of the contemporary art world to become the mentor of an emerging artist of the French scene. Among the selection of young talents proposed by the committee, Rashid Johnson chose to support the French artist of Guadeloupean origin, Kenny Dunkan. He regularly draws from the visual culture of the Caribbean and in particular from carnivals, to develop a work of art that addresses the French colonial heritage and the persistence of its modes of representation. The latter being closest to the artistic practice and message conveyed in Johnson’s work.

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Prix Sisley - Beaux-Arts de Paris
pour la jeune création

Image: Ymane Chabi-Gara, Hikikomori 3, 2020, acrylic on plywood, 122 x 122 cm.


Ymane Chabi-Gara

Prix Sisley - Beaux-Arts de Paris
pour la jeune création

Painter Ymane Chabi-Gara won the Prix Sisley - Beaux-Arts de Paris pour la jeune création, a new prize aimed at supporting young contemporary creation, as well as the place of women in art and society. Graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Dominique Gauthier, Joann Sfar and Marc Desgrandchamps studios in 2020, Ymane Chabi-Gara presented a series of large compositions around the theme of Hikikomori in Japan, a metaphor for the theme of confinement in which she mixes self-portraits.

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Bourse Révélations Emerige

Image: Hugo Capron, Bonbon crevette (UV), oil on canvas, 55x43cm, 2021.


Hugo Capron

Bourse Révélations Emerige

Born in 1989, French artist Hugo Capron lives and works in Dijon. After completing a residency at Villa Kujoyama, Japan, from which he returned in 2019, the artist trained as a printer. He resolutely embraced painting as a vocation. In his recent figurative canvases, he has taken on a classic genre, still life, but precisely on an underexploited motif: the fruit of fishing, fish and shellfish. The young artist sublimates them and transforms them through the use of large format, adding a touch of fantasy, putting the subject at a distance.

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SARR Prize

Image: Victoire Inchauspé, Tournesols: Sun(day), 2020.
Burnt wood, aluminum, sunflower seeds.


Victoire Inchauspé

Pierre-Alexandre Savriacouty

Pier Sparta

SARR Prize

The SARR Prize funded by the SARR Collection awards three students of the Beaux-Arts de Paris for excellence in a body of artistic work. As Patron of the arts, Catherine and Mamadou-Abou Sarr believe that it is critical to support and empower young artists at an early stage in their practices.
Victoire Inchauspé, Pierre-Alexandre Savriacouty and Pier Sparta are this year winning students.

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Prix SAM pour l’art contemporain

Image: Dalila Dalléas Bouzar, My Life is A Miracle #3, 2021.
Oil on canvas, 251 x 171 cm. Copyright The Artist.


Dalila Dalléas Bouzar

Prix SAM

Represented by the Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Dalila Dalléas Bouzar won the Prix SAM 2021. SAM Art Projects awards a prize each year to a French or foreign artist residing in France. The artist representing the French artistic scene must present a project that he wishes to carry out abroad, in a country outside Europe and North America.
Dalila Dalléas Bouzar's project is an embroidered black velvet tapestry in the form of an immersive installation in which the public will be able to live a collective experience. To realize her project, Dalila Dalléas Bouzar would like to travel to Algeria to collect the drawings that will make up the tapestry, drawings inspired by the engravings and cave paintings of Tassili in the Algerian desert.

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Women in Motion Prize

Image: Liz Johnson Artur, Black Balloon Archive, Untitled, 2018.


Liz Johnson Artur

Women in Motion Prize

Liz Johnson Artur has won the Women in Motion Prize for photography 2021. The prize is awarded by Les Rencontres de la Photoraphie d'Arles in partnership with Kering. Since 1991, Liz Johnson Artur has assembled images devoted to the African Diaspora around the world, brought together under the name Black Balloon Archive. Her dynamic documentary photographs, in color or black and white, paint a complex picture of Black identities. She photographs human beings and uses her work to tell stories. "What interests me are people" she said, "people whom I don't see represented anywhere."

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