Queen Máxima attends the award ceremony of Prix de Rome 2019

Koningin Máxima met Prix de Rome winnaar 2015 Magali Reus. Foto: Shinji Otani Queen Máxima with Prix de Rome winner 2015 Magali Reus. Photo: Shinji Otani

Her Majesty Queen Máxima will be present at the private award ceremony of the Prix de Rome Visual Art 2019 on 31 October at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The winner will be announced at 3.30 pm by Minister Van Engelshoven of Education, Culture and Science. The nominees are Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Esiri Erheriene-Essi, Femke Herregraven and Rory Pilgrim. From 19 October, the Stedelijk Museum will present the work they created for the Prix de Rome in the exhibition of the same name.

The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous award for visual artists under 40. The history of the award dates back to 1808 when Louis Bonaparte introduced the Prix de Rome in the Netherlands. The aim of the award is to trace talented artists and to promote their further development and visibility. For the Prix de Rome 2019 the Mondriaan Fund works together with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The winner will receive 40,000 euros and a residency at the American Academy in Rome.

The jury selected the nominated artists from a list of 108 artists who had either submitted their own proposals or were recommended by scouts or third parties. The same jury will pick the final winner on the basis of the work that the shortlisted artists made during a five-month work period. The jury consists of: Lonnie van Brummelen (visual artist, winner of the Prix de Rome 2005), Amira Gad (artistic director Lehmann Maupin, London), Peter Gorschlüter (director of Museum Folkwang, Essen), Frank Koolen (visual artist), Yasmijn Jarram (curator of GEM, The Hague), and chair without right to vote Valentijn Byvanck (director of Marres, House of Contemporary Culture, Maastricht).

The exhibition with the work of the nominated artists will be on show at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam from 19 October 2019 to 22 March 2020. At the Stedelijk Museum, Claire van Els (junior curator) is responsible for the set-up of the exhibition. Beside the exhibition, the museum organises a public programme.

On 31 October an accompanying publication is to appear, with texts by Sacha Bronwasser, Maarten Buser, Brenda Tempelaar and Sophia Zürcher.
Jap Sam Books, design by Lesley Moore, Dutch/English, illustrated.

Prix de Rome Visual Art 2019
19 October 2019 to 22 March 2020
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, open daily 10 am – 6 pm and Friday 10 am – 10 pm
Museumplein 10 in Amsterdam