Lola Gonzàlez wins the 2016 Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art

Le Meurice - Paris Ier

10.10.2016
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On 10 October, the Meurice nominated the ninth winner of its now famous Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art and inaugurated the exhibition highlighting the 6 finalists. Visible in the Castiglione gallery until October 23rd, it is also integrated in the VIP course of the FIAC. Established in 2008 on the initiative of Franka Holtmann, this prize and its €20,000 grant provides material support not only to the young artist but also to his gallery to enable them to be promoted abroad.

Following Saâdane Afif, the French artist Lola Gonzàlez, represented by Galerie Marcelle Alix, won the award for her project in collaboration with Japanese choreographer and dancer Naoyuki Oguri. Intended to be shown in Los Angeles by the Fahrenheit Art Center and the Clockshop Creative Center, it will then be presented at the Hammer Museum and Redcat Art Center. His project seduced the jury under the patronage of the multi-modal creator Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and composed of Saâdane Afif (winner of the 2015/2016 Meurice Prize), Montse Aguer (Director of the Dalinian Studies Centre), Colette Barbier (Director of the Fondation d’ entreprise Ricard), Nicolas Bourriaud (art-theorist and exhibition curator), Philippe Dagen (writer and professor at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), Jennifer Flay (director of the FIAC), Marta Gili (director of the Jeu de Paume), Jean de Loisy (President of the Palais de Tokyo), Henri Loyrette (state councillor), Maryvonne Pinault (collector), Claire Moulène (artistic advisor) and Franka Holtmann, Director General of the Hôtel Le Meurice.

In 2016, the French artist distinguished herself in solo and group exhibitions, including Roberto and others (Marcelle Alix, Paris), Veridis quo (Passerelle, Centre d’ art contemporain, Brest) and the performance Dance me to the end of love presented at the Do Disturb festival at the Palais de Tokyo.

Photos: Jean Picon
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