Finalists unveiled for Le Prix Ricard’s 19th edition
The Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard has just announced the six finalists of its eponymous award this year — with a parity of men and women.
The nominees are Deborah Bowmann (of the collective and artist run space in Brussels, which include Victor Delestre and Amaury Daurel), Pauline Curnier Jardin (b. 1980, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam), Lola Gonzalez (b. 1988, represented by Marcelle Alix Gallery, Paris, and winner of the Prix Meurice 2016), Thomas Jeppe (Australian, b. 1984, represented by Utopian Slumps, Melbourne et Conradi Gallery, Hamburg), Caroline Mesquita (b. 1989, Carlier|Gebauer Gallery, Berlin) and Zin Taylor (Canadian b. 1978, represented by Supportico Lopez, Berlin).
Their work, gathered under the title “Les bons sentiments”, will go on display at the Ricard Foundation from September 4 through October 28, under the curatorial direction of Anne-Claire Schmitz, director of La Loge, a space dedicated to contemporary art founded in 2012. The winner will be announced at the opening ceremony. A work by the laureate will then be purchased and donated to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, where it will go on display in the permanent collection. Included in the prize this year, the winner will be granted financing for a project abroad.
Among previous winners of the prize, created in 1999, were Didier Marcel (1999), Natacha Lesueur (2000), Tatiana Trouvé (2001), Boris Achour (2002), Raphaël Zarka (2008), Camille Blatrix (2014) and Clément Cogitore (2016).