press release


This year, for the first time, works by candidates for the Prix de Rome (Visual Arts) will be exhibited simultaneously at two venues. Contemporary art centers Witte de With (Rotterdam) and de Appel (Amsterdam) each present five of the ten long-listed candidates, including two of the four short-listed artists.

An international jury - comprising Chris Dercon (director Haus der Kunst, Munich), Germaine Kruip (artist, NL), David Bade (artist, NL) and Jean-Marc Bustamante (artist, FR) - selected ten candidates from over 200 submissions. de Appel will show work by: Sung Hwan Kim (KO, 1975), Maartje Korstanje (NL, 1982), Alon Levin (IL, 1975), Pablo Pijnappel (BR/NL, 1979) and Maaike Schoorel (NL, 1973). Witte de With will show work by: Sema Bekirovic (NL, 1977), Sagi Groner (IL, 1971), Claire Harvey (GB, 1976), Viviane Sassen (NL, 1972) and Anne Wenzel (DE, 1972).

The jury selected four finalists - Claire Harvey, Sung Hwan Kim, Maartje Korstanje and Viviane Sassen - who will receive prizes of Eur 45.000, Eur 20.000, and two awards of Eur 10.000. The prizes will be announced on 26 June 2007.

Opening 19 May 2007 1 pm @ Witte de With, Rotterdam 4 pm bus from Witte de With to de Appel, reservations via 6 pm @ de Appel, Amsterdam 8.30 pm bus back to Witte de With

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Witte de With, Rotterdam / De Appel, Amsterdam

De Appel: Maartje Korstanje, Alon Levin, Pablo Pijnappel, Maaike Schoorel, Sung Hwan Kim

Witte de With: Sema Bekirovic, Sagi Groner , Claire Harvey, Viviane Sassen, Anne Wenzel

Finalisten: Claire Harvey, Sung Hwan Kim, Maartje Korstanje, Viviane Sassen