Kick-off Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2017

The Mondriaan Fund announces the start of the Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2017. The Prix de Rome is awarded once every two years to a talented visual artist under the age of forty.

A group of scouts from a wide range of backgrounds is invited to submit a maximum of two candidates. In addition, artists who meet the set conditions can be proposed as candidate for the prize by third parties or by themselves.

Recommendations could be done until the 20th of February by sending in a written motivation (in English) and the following data: birth date, contact details and place of residency and work.
The Mondriaan Fund will subsequently check if the artists meet the conditions and if applicable ask to submit a CV, artist statement, work plan and documentation.

An international jury will shortlist four nominees from the proposed artists. These shortlisted artists will receive a work budget and an assignment to produce new work that will be shown in a group exhibition. Based upon the work, a new jury round will follow at the end of 2017, after which the winner of the Prix de Rome will be announced.

Conditions
The proposed artist has to meet the following conditions:
– not older than forty at the time the winner of the prize is announced (december 2017)
– not attending an art academy or post-graduate degree programme (with the exception of post-academic education)
– must have been working as a professional artist for at least one year
– if not a Dutch national, the nominee must be substantively active and integrated in the Netherlands’ professional visual arts field.
In the case of a creative partnership, at least half of the members needs to satisfy all of the above requirements.

Scouts
Miriam Bestebreurtje (curator and coordinator Masters AKV|StJoost) / Liesbeth Bik (beeldend kunstenaar) /Priscilla Fernandes (visual artist) / Annie Fletcher (chief curator Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven) / Hendrik Folkerts (curator documenta 14, Athene/Kassel, 2017) / Ksenia Galiaeva (visual artist) / Maaike Gouwenberg (curator) / Belinda Hak (program manager Minerva Academie, Groningen) / Bas Hendrikx (curator P//////AKT, Amsterdam) / Yasmijn Jarram (writer, curator) / Patricia Kaersenhout (visual artist) / Sabrina Kamstra (head Art Department AMC,  Amsterdam) / Natasja Kensmil (visual artist) / Jeroen Kooijmans (visual artist) / Danielle Lemaire (visual artist / curator Extrapool, Nijmegen) / Gabriel Lester (visual artist) / Noor Mertens (curator Kunstvlaai) / Otobong Nkanga (visual artist) / Jan van der Ploeg (visual artist, PS projectspace Amsterdam / Elly Stegeman (curator Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch) / Jerome Symons (visual artist) / Lucas van der Velden (visual artist, director Sonic Acts Festival Amsterdam) / Martijn Verhoeven (curator and coordinator Royal Academy of Art, The Hague)

Jury
Ferran Barenblit (director MACBA, Barcelona) / Mariette Dölle (director Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen) / Folkert de Jong (visual artist) / Petra Noordkamp (visual artist) / Francesco Stocchi (curator Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam) / chairman: Birgit Donker (director Mondriaan Fonds).