Minia Biabiany receives $100,000 Moving Image Commission

Courtesy Han Nefkens Foundation

Minia Biabiany, whose work addresses the impact of the climate crisis on her native Guadeloupe, is the recipient of the 2024 Moving Image Commission, awarded by the Han Nefkens Foundation in collaboration with MACBA, Barcelona, MUAC, Mexico City, and The Bass Museum, Miami Beach. She will receive USD100,000 towards the creation of a new video work, which will be donated to and exhibited in each of the partner institutions.

Born in 1988, Biabiany works across video and installation to reflect on the exploitation of bodies and territories that continues to shape life in the Caribbean. In a statement, the thirty-five-year-old artist said the grant will allow her ‘to deepen [her] research weaving artistic and narrative practices, pedagogy and ecology within the Guadeloupean context.’ The jury, chaired by Han Nefkens, praised her poetic approach that blends ‘research into colonial histories, ecological crisis, cultural violence and language with storytelling’.

The Han Nefkens Foundation was set up in 2009 in Barcelona by the Dutch writer and patron with an eye to supporting the production of video art through collaboration with art institutions internationally.

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