2012 Drawing Prize of the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation
Selected artists: Marc Bauer, Marcel Dzama and Jorinde Voigt
Following the deliberations of the Contemporary Drawing Prize’s committee, the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Foundation has announced the names of the three selected artists for the 2012 award.
Marc Bauer was born in 1975 in Geneva. He lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Ecole Supérieur d’Art Visuel of Geneva and was in residence at the Rijksakademie of Amsterdam, then the Swiss Institute in Rome. In 2009, he showed in the exhibition “Laque” at the Frac Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand. In 2011, he had a solo show at ReMap 3, in Athens, “History of Masculinity III: The Great expectation of M. H.” Again in 2011, he was exhibited in group shows notably in “Le réel est inadmissible, d’ailleurs il n’existe pas” at the art centre of the Hangar à Bananes, Nantes and in the presentation of “Recent acquisitions of the Drawings Department” at the Centre Pompidou .
He is represented by the galleries Freymond-Guth, Zurich and CAR Project, Bologna.
Marcel Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada, where he also did his studies. He lives and works in Brooklyn. In 2010, he had a solo show at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011, he was shown at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, in Germany with “Marcel Dzama: The Never Known into the Forgotten” and at the Gemeente Museum, in The Hague, with “Marcel Dzama: A Game of Chess”. He was shown in France, in 2005, at the Magasin, in Grenoble with “The Lotus Eaters”; at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen with “Le mélange des Genres: Créatures Hybrides et Mystérieuses” and, in 2004, at the Collection Lambert in Avignon.
He is represented by the galleries David Zwirner, New York, Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm and Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf.
Jorinde Voigt was born in 1977 in Frankfurt. She first studied philosophy and literature before studying the plastic arts at the University of Berlin, the city where she lives and works today. In 2011, she was shown at the Von der Heydt Museum, in Wuppertal, Germany, and at the Teckningsmuseet, in Laholm, Sweden. In 2004, she had a solo show in France at the Cité Internationale des Arts, “EPM – émotion per minute” and at Public with “Public Relations VoL.1″. In 2010, she participated in a group show “Emporte moi” at the MAC/VAL, Vitry sur Seine
She is represented by the galleries David Nolan, New York, Christian Lether, Cologne and Regina, London and Moscow.
The documents concerning the three artists will be given to an international jury composed of Joe Battat (Canada), Giovanni Springmeier (Germany), Muriel Sallem (England), Martina Yamin (USA), Guillaume de Saint-Seine (France), Sandra Mulliez (France), Bernadette Bainville (France) as well as Daniel and Florence Guerlain.
The award ceremony will take place on the 29th of March, 2012 during the Salon du Dessin at the Palais de la Bourse, Paris. The winner will receive an endowment of 15.000 euros and the two other selected artists will receive 2.500 euros each. A work by the winner is offered by the Foundation to the Graphic Arts Department of the National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou.
ABOUT THE PRIZE
This prize is reserved for both French and foreign artists, whether they live in France or not, but who sustain a privileged cultural link with France (through exhibitions, studies…) and for whom drawing constitutes a significant part of their work, whatever their main mode of expression.
Awarded for the first time in 2007 and biennial until 2009, the Prize honours artists who make any unique work on paper or cardboard, using graphic means: crayon, charcoal, red chalk, ink, wash tint, gouache, watercolour, pastels and felt… including collages and wall drawings but excluding computer and mechanical processes.
The candidates are selected by a committee composed of the two founders, Daniel and Florence Guerlain, and of four members chosen for their competence and interest in contemporary art. Following a working meeting with the artists, visits to studios and analysis, the committee selects three artists whose work is presented to a jury that changes with each prize and responsible for choosing the winner.
2011 Drawing Prize Winner: Marcel Van Eeden (Netherlands)
Selected: Vidya Gastaldon (Switzerland), Amelie von Wulffen (Germany)
2010 Drawing Prize Winner : Catharina van Eetvelde (Belgium).
Selected : Dove Allouche (France) and Thomas Müller (Germany).
2009 Drawing Prize Winner: Sandra Vasquez de la Horra (Chili).
Selected: Frédérique Loutz (France) and Jorge Queiroz (Portugal).
2007 Drawing Prize Winner: Silvia Bächli (Switzerland).
Selected: Javier Pérez (Spain) and Jean-Luc Verna (France).
Created in 1996, the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation organized exhibitions in the family property for ten years, before Daniel and Florence Guerlain decided to devote the Foundation’s activities to the Contemporary Drawing Prize. The award receives the support of Neuflize OBC, The House Guerlain, Axa Art, Artcurial, Loticis, Château Seguin and the Foundation’s Cercle des Amis.
Fondation d’Art Contemporain
Daniel & Florence Guerlain
5, rue de la Vallée
78490 Les Mesnuls. France