publication date 8-2-2018

Pauline Curnier Jardin wins NN Group Art Award 2018

Rijksakademie alumna Pauline Curnier Jardin (RA 15/16) wins the 2nd NN Group Art Award, presented during the opening night of Art Rotterdam.

The jury is of the opinion that Pauline Curnier Jardin’s (Marseille, 1980) work rewrites the conventional creation of the world and offers feminist alternatives that are often intractable and rebellious. Curnier Jardin’s films, performances and installations are critical, but at the same time full of humorous and philosophical elements and surprising twists, says the jury. The jury values that Curnier Jardin represents the hard contrasts that are central to her themes in a poetic way. In 2017, Curnier Jardin gained international visibility at the 57th Venice Biennale, where she participated with a film installation.

Nominations

A total of 41 Art Rotterdam gallery holders nominated artists and provided documentary material. The jury picked four nominees for the NN Group Art Award:

Salim Bayri – SIGN
Pauline Curnier Jardin – Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Rafaël Rozendaal – Upstream Gallery
Sam Samiee (RA 14/15) – (re)D., Antwerp

2017

In 2017 alumnus Florian Quistrebert (RA 12/13) and his brother Michael won the first edition of the NN Group Art Award.
gallery owner Ellen de Bruijne, Pauline Curnier Jardin and CEO NN Group Lard Friese. Photo Joost de Leij gallery owner Ellen de Bruijne, Pauline Curnier Jardin and CEO NN Group Lard Friese. Photo Joost de Leij Pauline Curnier Jardin's work. Photo Joost de Leij Pauline Curnier Jardin's work. Photo Joost de Leij