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New Heads – Fondation BNP Paribas Art Awards 2015

  • 15.12.2015

For the fourth year in a row, the Swiss BNP Paribas Foundation and HEAD – Geneva join their efforts to promote young artists graduated in visual arts.

The New HEADS – BNP Paribas Foundation Art Awards reward young graduates of the Haute Ecole d’Art &Design of Geneva. The selected artists are offered the opportunity to present their creation during an exhibit which organization has been entrusted to the internationally reputed curator:  Latifa Echakhch.

The GET OUT exhibit, conceived by Latifa Echakhch, renowned artist and leading light on the international scene, will be inaugurated on December the 9th , 2015 at 6.30pm at LiveInYourHead*. It will expose the work of 16 graduates in visual arts from HEAD – Geneva: Suzanne Boulet and Colin Raynal, Angela Cardona Rodriguez, Maud Constantin, Etienne Chosson, Marion Goix, Ciel Grommen, Romain Juan, Nastasia Meyrat, Benjamin Mouly, Loan Nguyen Truong, Julie Sas, Pierre Szczepski, Sandrine Thomas, Yusuké Yamamoto and Seyoung Yoon. Their creation will be viewable at the LivelnYourHead until the 31rst of January 2016.

Image : © HEAD - Genève, Baptiste Coulon

During the opening night, three artists were awarded. Romain Juan was elected by BNP Paribas collaborators, and Julie Sas received the Jury Prize. They will both get a grant and the opportunity to expose at the artgenève salon. Etienne Choisson was selected to have his work published in Le Temps.

The Swiss BNP Paribas Foundation and HEAD – Geneva collaborate to value a new generation of artists in the visual arts field and ease their integration on the international artistic scene.

For the first time, the artgeneve salon takes part in the NEW HEADS- Foundation BNP Paribas Art Awards. The salon will organize an exhibit around the 2 laureates’ work from 28 to 31 January 2016. This original partnership will give the 2 winners of the Art Awards an incursion into the world of art professionals.

Le Temps, a Swiss news website, is also a partner of this event.

*LiveInYourHead, Curatorial Institute of HEAD – Geneva, 4 rue du Beulet, 1203 Genève