Paloma Bosquê wins 2017 Nigel Greenwood Art Prize

Paloma Bosquê, Possible Composition, 2016, banana leaf paper, brass rods and charcoal, 110 × 118 × 4,5 cm

Paloma Bosquê has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Nigel Greenwood Art Prize. The São Paulo-based Brazilian artist will undertake a three month residency at a cottage and studio in the Scottish Borders, and will receive an honorarium of £5,000.

Bosquê was chosen by a four-person jury from a shortlist which included Glasgow-based Rachel Adams, Chester-based Jacqueline Bebb, Vilnius-based Augustas Serapinas and Edinburgh-based Hannah Tuulikki. The 2017 jury included Helen Legg, director of Spike Island, Bristol; curator Tamsin Dillon; artist Yuko Shiraishi; and Nicola Lees, director of 80WSE Gallery, New York. Each artist was nominated by a selector whom remained anonymous during the judging process. Bosquê was put forward by ArtReview's international editor, Oliver Basciano.

Bosquê currently has a solo show at the Pavilhão Preto at Palácio Pimenta, Lisbon, and is included in the Coimbra Biennial this coming November. The prize is named in memory of the late gallerist Nigel Greenwood, often cited as a key figures in the development of the London art scene, and is coordinated by his estate. Previous winners include Ben Rivers and Katie Schwab.

22 May 2017