2016 Art Prizes honor French artists Clément Cogitore, Kader Attia, and Lola Gonzalez
Ricard Foundation Prize – Clément Cogitore
For its 18th edition, the Ricard Foundation Prize gathered works by 8 emerging French artists in an exhibition curated by Isabelle Cornaro. Marked by a strong degree of diversity, the exhibition showcased contemporary iconography through the filter of art, including film, photography, performance, and installations. Awarded on October 21st, the Prize went to Clément Cogitore (represented by Galerie Eva Hober) for his approach that straddles the border between cinema and contemporary art.
Marcel Duchamp Prize – Kader Attia
On October 18, 2016,the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français announced that Kader Attia has won its 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp. The prize is awarded annually to a French artist. This year’s other nominees were Yto Barrada, Ulla von Brandenburg, and Barthélémy Toguo.
Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art – Lola Gonzalez
Lola Gonzalez is the winner of the 9th edition of the Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art. She was selected from among six other young artists by a prestigious jury comprising fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Ricard Foundation director Colette Barbier, FIAC director Jennifer Flay, Jeu de Paume director Marta Gilli, and Palais de Tokyo director Jean de Loisy. Lola Gonzalez presented a work inspired and co-created by Japanese dancer and choreographer Naoyuki Oguri, which explores the idea of community through film and performance art. Lola Gonzalez is represented by Galerie Marcelle Alix.
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