Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl has been awarded the inaugural EYE Prize
A collaboration between Amsterdam based film museum EYE and the Paddy & Joan Leigh Fermor Arts Fund, the EYE Prize aims to highlight the relationship between contemporary art and film. EYE will stage an exhibition every fourth year of the three previous years' EYE Prize winners.
Steyerl receives £25,000 towards the making of new work.
This year's jury comprised:
Sandra den Hamer, Chairman (The Netherlands), Chief Executive Officer EYE
Chantal Akerman (Belgium), director / artist
Stuart Comer (USA), Chief Curator for Media and Performance Art, MoMA, New York
Isaac Julien (UK), artist / director
Martijn Sanders (The Netherlands), cultural entrepreneur, advisor and art collector
Olivia Stewart (UK / Italy), Trustee PJLF Arts Fund / producer / screenwriter
Béla Tarr (Hungary), screenwriter / director
7 April 2015