Congratulations to Kapwani Kiwanga who wins the 20th Prix Marcel Duchamp, and to the finalists Alice Anderson and Hicham Berrada, three artists from Beaux-Arts de Paris.
On October 19, 2020, the prestigious Prix Marcel Duchamp for Contemporary Art was unveiled.
Awarded by Adiaf (the Association for the International Dissemination of French Art) in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, this prize aims to distinguish the most representative artists of their generation and wishes to highlight the creative abundance of the French art scene.
Among the 4 nominees:
Kapwani Kiwanga winner of the 20th Prix Marcel Duchamp, for her proposal Flowers for Africa.
Born in 1978 in Hamilton, Canada, Kapwani Kiwanga lives and works in Paris. She studied anthropology and comparative religion in Montreal before entering a post-graduate program at Beaux-Arts de Paris. She uses social science methods to deconstruct the narratives of the contemporary geopolitical sphere, giving her research the form of installations, sculptures, photographs, videos and performances.
Alice Anderson, finalist
Born in 1972 in Alfortville, Alice Anderson is graduated from Beaux-Arts de Paris (2001) and Goldsmiths College (University of London). She lives and works in London. Her practice is anchored in dance-performance, a modus operandi in movement, producing sculptures, paintings and drawings.
Hicham Berrada, finalist
Born in 1986 in Casablanca, Morocco, Hicham Berrada graduated from Beaux-Arts de Paris (2011) and the Studio National des Arts Contemporains - Le Fresnoy. He lives and works in Roubaix. He is a guest professor at Beaux-Arts de Paris in the studio of Ann Veronica Janssens. Hicham Berrada's work combines intuition and knowledge, science and poetry. In his works he mobilizes experimental and scientific protocols to trigger different natural processes. "I try to master the phenomena I mobilize like a painter masters his pigments and brushes. My brushes and pigments are hot, cold, magnetism and light".
The exhibition of the four artists nominated for the year 2020: Kapwani Kiwanga, Alice Anderson, Hicham Berrada and Enrique Ramirez is presented at the Centre Pompidou until January 4, 2021.