The winners of this year’s AWARE Prizes for Women Artists have been announced: Jacqueline de Jong received the Outstanding Merit Prize, honouring an artist whose career is at least three-decades long, and Hélène Bertin received the Prix AWARE for an artist whose career spans less ten years. They will each receive a €10,000 grant.
Bertin and de Jong were selected by an international jury comprising Alfred Pacquement (honorary general heritage conservation officer), president of the panel, Manuel Borja-Villel (director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid), Marie Cozette (director of the Crac Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Sète), Fanny Gonella (director of 49 Nord Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz), Camille Morineau (director of exhibitions and collections of the Monnaie de Paris, co-founder and chairwoman of AWARE), Catherine Petitgas (collector and art historian), and Yves Robert (director of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques – Cnap).
Launched in 2017, the dual prize is distributed annually by the non-profit organisation Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibition, with the support of the French ministry of culture and the Chanel Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture.
21 March 2019