On May 16th 2013 I was announced the photography winner of the Contemporary Talent 2012; François Schneider Foundation
My series, “We are not Made of Wood” was selected out of 3176 participants who submitted works related to the theme of water. The acquisition and exhibition cash prize promotes the work of yet unrecognized artists.
The Contemporary Talent 2012 award ceremony took place during the inauguration of the François Schneider Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, located in historic French wine country in Wattwiller, not far from Basel Switzerland.
The competition was open to all international candidates of six art disciplines – painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and video.
After months of deliberations Jean-Noël Jeanneney, the president of the grand jury, announced the winners during the inauguration of the Centre for Contemporary Art on 16 May 2013
The International Jury was composed of:
Jean-Noël Jeanneney Jury President
Fabrizio Plessi , Artist winner of the Venice Biennale,
Daniel Lelong, Director of Galerie Lelong
Alain Chard, director of the Foundation Francois Schneider
Rosa Maria Malet, Director of the Foundation Juan Miro in Barcelona
Michel Grilli, contemporary art collector and Head of Contemporary Art Acquisition Committee works from the European Investment Bank
Through the “Contemporary Talent“, François Schneider wants to support artists by acquiring their works and their implementation value of the Foundation’s art center being built and dedicated to the meeting of art and water. Located at the foot of Old Armand, in the village of Wattwiller in the Haut-Rhin, with over 2000 square meters of exhibition space.
The Contemporary Talent 2012 Winners:
Jessie Brennan, The Cut: Drawing.
Hicham Berrada, Arch Miller-Urey: Installation
Claire Chesnier, CCIX-diptych CCVIII: Painting
Rahshia Sawyer, We Are Not Made of Wood: Photography
Valere Costes, Dark Rain: Sculpture
Nour Awada, its implement the streaming: Video
Mehdi Medacci, Walls: Talent Water 2012
The exhibition of the winners’ of the Contemporary Talent 2012 will be organized during the year 2014 at the Art Center Foundation.