Hedwig Houben, Personal Matters and Public Affairs, 2015 (filmstill)

Solo exhibition Hedwig Houben in Bristol

Hedwig Houben, nominated in 2015 for the Prix de Rome Visual Arts, presents her work from 1 October to 11 December 2016  at the Spike Island art centre in Bristol. Her first solo exhibition in the UK includes a number of key works made over the last five years, encompassing film, performance, sculpture and text. Part of the exhibition is the work she made for the Prix de Rome presentation at de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam. read more

v.l.n.r Foundland, Christian Nyampeta, Magali Reus en Hedwig Houben

Shortlist Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2015

Foundland (Lauren Alexander, Capetown, 1983, & Ghalia Elsrakbi, Damascus, 1978, live and work in Amsterdam)
Hedwig Houben (Boxtel, 1983, lives and works in Brussels)
Christian Nyampeta (Rwanda, 1981, lives and works in the Netherlands and London)
Magali Reus (The Hague, 1981, lives and works in London)

The jury was impressed by the high quality of all candidates. read more

Koningin Máxima met Prix de Rome winaar 2015 Magali Reus. Foto: Shinji Otani

Jury report Prix de Rome Visual arts 2015

Artist Magali Reus (The Netherlands, 1981) was presented with the 2015 Prix de Rome for the visual arts today by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen Máxima. Reus received this award for her new work Leaves. The award comes with a EUR 40,000 cash prize and a work period at the American Academy in Rome. read more

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Publication Prix de Rome 2015

During the opening of the exhibition of the Prix de Rome 2015 on the 20th of November, the accompanying publication was presented about the work of the nominated artists: Foundland (Lauren Alexander en Ghalia Elsrakbi), Hedwig Houben, Christian Nyampeta en Magali Reus.

The publication contains an introductory essay ‘Visual Art as Conjecture’ by curator and writer Lucette ter Borg. read more

compilation Prix de Rome exhibition at de Appel arts centre, 2015, clockwise the presentations by Foundland, Hedwig Houben, Christian Nyampeta, Magali Reus. Photos by Daniel Nicolas

Public Programme Prix de Rome 2015

The final presentation of the work by the nominated artists for the Prix de Rome 2015 was on view at de Appel arts centre from November 20th 2015 until January 17th 2016. The exhibition was accompanied by a public programme including performances, artist talks and guided tours. During the Prix de Rome exhibition ART-ViSiT, the educational programme for elementary and high school students, offered a special programme of guided tours and workshops. read more

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Candidates Prix de Rome visual arts 2015

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). read more

Christian Nyampeta, Gwangju Biennale 2016

Christian Nyampeta at Gwangju Biennale

Christian Nyampeta, in 2015 nominated for the Prix de Rome visual arts, is one of the participants at the Gwangju Biennale in Korea. He made the work The Remains, part of his project How To Live Together. De biennale is open from 2 september until 6 November 2016. read more

Magali Reus, Mustard, overzichtstentoonstelling Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. 2016. Courtesy Magali Reus en Approach

Magali Reus in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Tate Modern

This autumn, until 27 November, the Stedelijk presents the first Dutch museum solo of Magali Reus, winner Prix de Rome 2015. Reus presents Mustard, a new series of sculptures configured into a site-specific installation. This series of works was developed in her London studio over the past year. By using complex techniques to process a variety of synthetic materials alongside fabrics and leather, Reus has created sculptural forms that avoid direct references to existing objects but still evoke associations with saddles, motorcycles, or blankets. read more

Scouts Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2015

The scouts who are invited to recommend a maximum of two artists are: read more

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Jury Prix de Rome 2015

Pernille Albrethsen (DK) – freelance critic, author and curator
Beatrix Ruf (DE) – director Stedelijk Museum
Jan van de Pavert (NL)  – visual artist
Francesco Stocchi  (IT) – conservator modern and contemporary art Boijmans Van Beuningen
Roy Villevoye (NL) – visual artist

Chair: Birgit Donker – director Mondriaan Fund read more