Four artists on the shortlist for the Prix de Rome

Four artists on the shortlist for the Prix de Rome

Four artists will qualify for the Prix de Rome, the oldest Dutch prize for visual artists under the age of 40. Melanie Bonajo, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Rana Hamadeh, and Katarina Zdjelar were the international jury on the shortlist.

All nominees get a working budget, and may thus made work upcoming winter exhibit in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. On the basis of that work points to the jury, in december, the winner. That gets 40,000 euros and the possibility of a period to work in the American Academy in Rome.

The jury chose from a list of 111 artists. Melanie Bonajo (Heerlen, 1978) lives and works in Amsterdam, just as Saskia Noor van Imhoff (Canada, 1982). Rana Hamadeh (Lebanon, 1983) works and lives in Rotterdam, just as Katharina Zdjelar (Serbia, 1979).

The jury of the Prix de Rome in 2017 consists of Ferran Barenblit (director MACBA, Barcelona), Mariette Dölle (director, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen), Folkert de Jong (visual artist), Petra Noordkamp (visual artist) and Francesco Stocchi (curator Museum Boijmans van Beuningen). Chairman is Birgit Donker, director Mondriaan Fund.

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