Longlist candidates Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2015 features several DAI-alumni and one current student: Rana Hamadeh (DAI,2009), Julien Grossmann (DAI, 2009), Lauren Alexander /Foundland (2011) and Abner Preis (DAI, 2015). On the list we have furthermore spotted DAI's returning guest tutor Christian Nyampeta.
The Mondriaan Fund announced the names of the seventy visual artists nominated for the 2015 Prix de Rome Visual Arts. A part of them (28) was nominated by scouts who had been invited by the Mondriaan Fund. Other artists nominated themselves (34) or were nominated by a third party (7).
The candidates are:
Akmar, Inge Aanstoot, Foundland (Ghalia Elsrakbi/Lauren Alexander), Shigeo Arikawa, Nicky Assmann, Marcel van den Berg, Monique van den Berg, Saskia Blokzijl, Jessica de Boer, Maze de Boer, Aldo van den Broek, Ruta Butkute, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Brian Coutinho, Dina Danish, Zoro Feigl, Zachary Formwalt, Peggy Franck, Lotte Geeven, Giovanni Giaretta, Eric Giraudet de Boudemange, Esther de Graaf, Julien Grossmann, Rana Hamadeh, Raquel van Haver, Paul Hendrikse, Roderick Hietbrink, Roza Horowitz, Hedwig Houben, Sharon Houkema, Daan den Houter, Jaime Ibanez, Bram de Jonghe, Babette Kleijn, Conny Kuilboer, Liesbeth Labeur, Ulrike van der Lee, Heidi Linck, Fiona Mackay, Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Katja Mater, Alberto De Michele, Marcel Moonen, Cindy Moorman, Erkka Nissinen, Christian Nyampeta, Femmy Otten, Maarten Overdijk, Abner Preis, Emma van der Put, Magali Reus, Xavier Robles De Medina, Daphne Rosenthal, Rafaël Rozendaal, Anami Schrijvers, Arnoud Schuurman, Anika Schwarzlose, Lieke Snellen, Machteld Solinger, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Anoek Steketee, Studio Drift (Lonneke Gordijn/Ralph Nauta), Simon van Til, Nicoline Timmer, Miko Veldkamp, Evi Vingerling, Anouk Vogel, Irma de Vries and Dan Walwin.
The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most prestigious award in the Netherlands for artists under the age of 40. The award dates back to 1808 when Louis Napoleon introduced the Prix de Rome in the Netherlands to promote the arts. Although the award adopted various guises over the years, the aim has always been to trace talented artists and promote their further development and visibility. Since January 2013, the organisation and funding of the award is handled by the Mondriaan Fund. The Fund does so with due respect for the Prix de Rome’s long history and with the express wish to guarantee its status as an independent award.
From this list an international jury will select 4 artists in April 2015. Check www.prixderome.nl for more information.