Video artist and documentary filmmaker Eunhee Lee has received the Han Nefkens Foundation – Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Grant in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró. The $15,000 grant will facilitate the production of a new video work, which she will have nine months to complete. The Han Nefkens Foundation will get a long-term loan of the produced artwork for presentation at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, which will then travel to be displayed at MoCA Taipei; ILHAM, Kuala Lumpur; Art Hub Copenhagen; and Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing.
‘We have unanimously selected Eunhee Lee (b. 1990, South Korea) for this year’s edition’, the jury members have stated, ‘for the precision and care with which she observes and analyses our contemporary world and the coexistence of humanity within an ever-increasing digital world. We commend the poetic approach of the work that mindfully analyses the complexity of the recognisable relationship between man and machine. We look forward to further exchanges with the artist, and the future of the project.’
The Jury for the 2023 edition of the grant was chaired by Han Nefkens and consisted of Emilio Alvarez, Founder LOOP Barcelona; Marko Daniel, Director Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Carol Yinghua Lu, Director Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing; Jacob Fabricius, Director, Art Hub Copenhagen; Rahel Joseph, Director, ILHAM, Kuala Lumpur; and Michael Wu, Michael Wu, Head of Exhibition Department, MoCA Taipei. Established in 2018, the Han Nefkens Foundation – LOOP Barcelona Video Art Production Grant 2023 in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró aims to be a tool for increasing contemporary artistic production in the video art field and is directed at artists of Asian nationality, living in Asia. Previous winners include Ekin Kee Charles (2022), Timoteus Anggawan Kusno in 2021 and Hsu Che-Yu in 2020.