Prix de Rome
The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous Dutch award for visual artists below the age of 40 and architects under the age of 35. The purpose of the award is to identify talented visual artists and architects and to encourage them to develop and increase their visibility. The Mondriaan Fund has been responsible for the award from 2012 on.
Prix de Rome Architecture
Architect Alessandra Covini (1988, Milan) received the Prix de Rome Architecture on 18 October 2018 from the Dutch minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven. Covini is awarded for Amsterdam Allegories, her proposal for the Sixhaven area in the North of Amsterdam. The award comes with a 40,000 Euros cash prize and a work period at the American Academy in Rome. The Prix de Rome Architecture is awarded once every four years to talented young architects, urban designers or landscape architects.
The nominees of Prix de Rome Architecture 2018 were: Alessandra Covini / Studio Ossidiana, Bram van Kaathoven, Katarzyna Nowak and duo Rademacher de Vries.
Prix de Rome Visual Arts
Artist Rana Hamadeh (Beirut/Lebanon, 1983) received the Prix de Rome Visual Arts on 15 December 2017, from the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven. Hamadeh received this award for a new act as part of her opera project The Ten Murders of Josephine. The award comes with a 40,000 Euros cash prize and a work period at the American Academy in Rome.
The other nominees for this year’s Prix de Rome besides Rana Hamadeh were Melanie Bonajo, Saskia Noor van Imhoff and Katarina Zdjelar. The four finalists were judged on the basis of new work realised during a five-month work period.
The final presentations by the recipient of the 2017 Prix de Rome and the other nominees can be viewed until 25 February at Kunsthal, Westzeedijk 341 in Rotterdam.
The 2017 Prix de Rome is accompanied by a publication that focuses on the nominees’ work. This publication includes essays by Maria Barnas, Julia Mullié and Laurens Otto.