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Kick-off new round Prix de Rome Visual Arts

The new round of the Prix de Rome Visual Arts just started. 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 propose a maximum of two candidates to the Prix de Rome jury. In addition, artists who meet the set conditions can be proposed as candidate for the prize by third parties or by themselves.

Visual artist who meet the formal conditions can sign up until 21 February 2019. Recommendations by third parties can be done until the 31st of January. For more information on the conditions and applications please check the website of the Prix de Rome.

The shortlist will be announced mid April 2019. The working period for shortlisted artists will be from May until September 2019. Shortlisted artists will receive a working budget during this working period. From medio October the results will be exhibited at het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Based on the new work, the jury will announce the winner in November 2019.

Scouts
Jessica de Abreu (researcher, co-founder The Black Archives), Maziar Afrassiabi (founder and director Rib), Amal Alhaag (curator, cultural programmer, radio host), Katayoun Arian (researcher, curator, writer), Thomas Bakker (visual artist), Anke Bangma (artistic director TENT), Tudor Bratu (visual artist), Heske ten Cate (artistic director Nest), Adam Colton (visual artist), Piet Dieleman (visual artist), Nathanja van Dijk (director A Tale of a Tub), Peter van der Es (director Unfair, visual artist), Lino Hellings (visual artist, founder PAPA (participating artists’ press agency), Rob Hornstra (photographer), Michiel Koelink (media artist, educator), Fleur van Muiswinkel (artistic coordinator Contour Biennale, curator, art historian), Stephanie Noach (curator, researcher), Ronald Ophuis (visual artist), Inge Pollet (writer, artistic director Plaatsmaken), Sara Rajaei (visual artist), Vincent Vulsma (visual artist), Louwrien Wijers (visual artist, founder gastatelier Louwrien Wijers), Arnisa Zeqo (art historian, educator, curator), Bas van den Hurk (visual artist).

Jury
An international jury will shortlist four nominees from the proposed artists.De jury of the Prix de Rome 2019 consists of:

Lonnie van Brummelen (visual artist, winner Prix de Rome 2005)
Amira Gad (curator Serpentine Galleries, Londen)
Peter Gorschlüter (director Museum Folkwang, Essen)
Frank Koolen (visual artist)
Yasmijn Jarram (curator GEM, The Hague)
Chair is Valentijn Byvanck (director Marres, Maastricht)

About Prix de Rome
The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous Dutch award for visual artists below the age of 40 and architects under the age of 35. The purpose of the award is to identify talented visual artists and architects and to encourage them to develop and increase their visibility. The Mondriaan Fund has been responsible for the award from 2012 on.