Nam June Paik Award 2018

International Media Art Award of the Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia
 Sondra Perry Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Hanne Lippard Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Hanne Lippard Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Antoine Catala Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Left: Antoine Catala; Right: Sondra Perry Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Sondra Perry Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Right: Andreas Angelidakis Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Andreas Angelidakis Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Andreas Angelidakis Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Melanie Bonajo Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt
 Melanie Bonajo Installation view at Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2018; Photo: Thorsten Arendt

Sondra Perry wins the 9th Nam June Paik Award – International Media Art Award of the Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia.

 

The Nam June Paik Award was inaugurated in 2002 by the Kunststiftung NRW and since then has been awarded to outstanding artists from all over the world, who – very much in the spirit of the pioneer and true avant-gardist, Nam June Paik – take risks, bridge cultural boundaries and whose work is transdisciplinary. The foundation’s award includes prize money of € 25,000 and is geared towards the time-based contextualisation of media art.

For the first time, a Kunstverein has been selected as project partner for the presentation of the award: Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster hosts the exhibition featuring the five nominated artists: Andreas Angelidakis, Melanie Bonajo, Antoine Catala, Hanne Lippard, and Sondra Perry

An international jury comprising Karen Archey, curator for contemporary art and time-based media at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Mark Beasley, curator for media art and performance at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, Mélanie Bouteloup, director of the Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research, Paris, Katerina Gregos, curator and writer, Brussels and Krist Gruijthuijsen, director of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin decided upon the winner at Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster:

Sondra Perry (b. 1986, Perth Amboy, New Jersey) graduated from Columbia University, New York and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Madison, Maine. Her solo shows include „Typhoon coming on“, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, 2018, „Eclogue for [in]HABITABILITY“, Seattle Art Museum, 2017 and “Resident Evil“, The Kitchen, New York, 2016. She engages critically with the construct of Blackness in her videos, sculptures and installations. Often based on her own experience, she investigates the representation, narratives and ideas of and about black American identities and their life worlds. Her particular focus is upon the connection between new technology and the representation and concomitant (self-)assurance of identities through them.

Shortlist:
Andreas Angelidakis (b. 1968, GR, lives in Athens)
Melanie Bonajo (b. 1978, NL, lives in Amsterdam)
Antoine Catala (b. 1974, F, lives in New York)
Hanne Lippard (b. 1984, GB, NO national, lives in Berlin)
Sondra Perry (b. 1986, US, lives in New York)

Past winners of the Nam June Paik Award have included Lawrence Abu Hamdan (2016), Camille Henrot (2014), and Cevdet Erek (2012).

 

Exhibition
Nam June Paik Award – International Media Art Award of the Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia
Westfälischer Kunstverein
Andreas Angelidakis, Melanie Bonajo, Antoine Catala, Hanne Lippard, Sondra Perry
10 November 2018 – 3 February 2019

www.namjunepaikaward.org
www.kunststiftung-nrw.de

 

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