ArtistsInstitutions 10-01-2018

January 10 | Saâdane Afif joins Parisian gallery mor charpentier

In today’s news, a Parisian gallery announces a new artist representation, artist Linda Sanchez is awarded an important prize and the Delfina Foundation is hiring!

Saâdane Afif joins mor charpentier

French artist Saâdane Afif — born in 1970 — has joined the Parisian gallery. Following its move to the city’s Marais neighborhood last year, the gallery, which also has space in Bogotá, is enjoying a fast growth, and has now snatched representation of one of the most successful French artists.

Winner of the 2009 Prix Marcel Duchamp and the 2015 Prix Meurice, Afif works with performance, sculpture, text and neon. Last spring, he presented a work consisting of hundreds of page replicating Duchamp’s "Fountain" at the Centre Pompidou. Also represented by gallery Xavier Hufkens (Brussels), the artist has previously shown at the MMK Frankfurt, at Rotterdam’s Witte de With, at the Palais de Tokyo and at adocumenta 12.


Saâdane Afif, Vice de forme, 2009, White Carrara marble, Sphere ∅ 14 cm, Cylinder ∅ 7 x 31,5 cm, Cube 10,5 x 10,5 x 10,5 cm, First presentation in Variété, Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, 2009 
Courtesy of the artist and Mehdi Chouakri



Artist Linda Sanchez wins the 2017 Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo

The artist, who also won the 2017 Bourse Révélations Emerige, is the laureate of this year’s edition of the Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo, awarded by the Parisian institution to an emerging artist. Sanchez succeeds artists including Romain Vicari, Hayoun Kwon and Enrique Ramirez.

Born in 1983, the artist works with drawing, video, sculpture, installation and performance, was chosen by a jury consisting of Jean de Loisy, Françoise Docquiert and Pierre Oudart. She will benefit from a cash prize going towards the production of a new work as well as a solo exhibition in one of the Palais de Tokyo’s spaces. This year’s other finalists were Célia Gondol and Yasmina Benabderrahmane.


Les coquilles sont incluses - performance plastique, ballons, plâtre, quantité, dimensions et temps d'implosion variables. installation view at musée d’histoire naturelle de paris - fiac hors les murs 2013



The Delfina Foundation is looking for a deputy director

The London-based art foundation, headed by Aaron Cezar, is looking for a new deputy director to join its team. Applications are open through February 9.

Artists including Rana Begum, Mona Hatoum, Tacita Dean, Coco Fusco and Abbas Akhavan have previously exhibited or taken part in residencies at the Delfina Foundation. To discover more about the foundation’s work, read our interview with Aaron Cezar. To apply for the Deputy Director position, please click here.


Public Domain family lunch, 2014, photo by Tim Bowditch, courtesy of Delfina Foundation


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