Prix Jean-François Prat 2021

Image: Alexandre Lenoir, Après l’orage, 2020. Acrylic and oil on canvas, 161 x 166 cm.
Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde Photography


Alexandre Lenoir

Prix Jean-François Prat

The Prix Jean-François Prat is awarded since 2012 by the Jean-FrançoisPrat endowment fund. Alexandre Lenoir lives and works in Paris. Representing landscapes, interiors and buildings, his work often features characters as ephemeral as memories. An ambiguous hedonism inhabits these visions, drawing on the multiple identities of the artist himself. His paintings consist of multiple layers of color washes combined with an elaborate stencil technique. In this "tremor of time" that accompanies this complex procedure, the photographic snapshot that presided over it is erased and the exact image slips away.

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P×3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2021

Image: Jamie Johnson, Growing Up Travelling.


Jamie Johnson

P×3 Photographer of the Year

Jamie Johnson is a Los Angeles photographer specializing in children documentary projects. She has traveled the world capturing images of children and childhood around the globe. Jamie Johnson won for her photography book, Growing Up Travelling. Its focus is on Irish Travellers that live in caravans on the side of the roads throughout Ireland, and their children's everyday lives. "Even with their great history they live as outsiders to society and face unbelievable racism growing up. Unlike most children they are unable to refer to a history book to learn about their ancestors, a part of this journey was being able to document an era." said the photographer.

Image: Diana Cheren Nygren, The Persistence of Family.


Diana Cheren Nygren

Px3 Best New Talent

Diana Cheren Nygren was named Px3 Best New Talent 2021 with her work, The Persistence of Family. These images are composites of her old family photographs, photographs she took of her children, and the landscapes in which they and she grew up. Generations reach for each other across time. Though rooted in personal narratives, the pictures address a universal experience by which family relationships and history play a role in shaping our sense of ourselves and our understanding of our place in the world. They suggest that the present contains both the past and future. Ultimately, this series portrays the layered process of becoming, and the complex interweaving of time, place, and identity.

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MacArthur Foundation’s fellowships 2021

Image: Jordan Casteel, Aurora, 2020. Oil on canvas, 90 x 78 inches.


Jordan Casteel

MacArthur Fellowship

Painter Jordan Casteel is among the 2021 winners of the MacArthur Foundation’s fellowships, one of the most highly esteemed arts awards in the world. Though not limited to the art world, they are considered a sign of the winners’ far-reaching influence in their respective field.
Jordan Casteel is best known for her intimate portraits of residents in Harlem, the New York neighborhood she has long called home. In placing a focus on Black and Brown sitters, she represents people whose images are not typically seen in art institutions, all while imbuing their pictures with deeply felt psychologies. In 2020, Jordan Casteel was the subject of her biggest solo show to date, at the New Museum in New York, and the artist’s portrait of fashion designer Aurora James appeared on the cover of Vogue‘s vaunted September issue. Her work is set to appear in the survey "Black American Portraits" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in November.

Image: Installation view of the Whitney Biennial 2019 (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,
May 17-September 22, 2019). Daniel Lind-Ramos, Maria-Maria, 2019. © Ron Amstutz


Daniel Lind-Ramos

MacArthur Fellowship

Daniel Lind-Ramos crafts sculptures from objects found in Loíza, the Puerto Rican town in which he is based. Often resembling science-fictional beings, these works draw on Lind-Ramos’s life as a Black Puerto Rican man, as well as the history of Puerto Rico, with an eye toward colonialism and racism. In 2019, he showed one of the most memorable works at the Whitney Biennial, a sculpture vaguely resembling the Virgin Mary—a pun intended to also recall the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria and the sluggish response to it by U.S. politicians. Last year, he received an award from the Pérez Art Museum Miami. His work is currently on view at the Haus der Kunst in Munich.

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