The Boghossian Foundation encourages artistic creation in Belgium and abroad, and has become involved in the contemporary art competition ArtContest since 2014 by awarding the first two prizes.
The founder of the competition, Valérie Boucher, has spent twelve years unveiling, following and supporting young contemporary artists’ work.
The jury is formed by Liliane De Wachter (Muhka curator), Carine Bienfait (director of JAP Brussel), Catherine Mayeur (docent at Kunstgeschiedenis), Albert Baronian (gallery owner) and Dirk Snauwaert (director of the Wiels). Each year, the jury meets during the summer to select 10 candidates from artists residing in Belgium of at least 35 years of age. After a second deliberation, which takes place on the day of the opening, the jury selects three recipients who are awarded prizes.
Each year, the Boghossian Foundation awards the two first prizes of two cheques totalling 9.000€ and 6.000€.
Work by Oriol Vilanova, 2015 ArtContest award recepient, Sunset from, 2015
Find the history and registration details on the official website of ArtContest.
The ten selected candidates are: Alessandro De Francesco, Italiaan, 1981; Catharina Dhaen, Belg (Antwerpen), 1992; Denitsa Todorova, Bulgaar, 1984; Laure Cottin Stefanelli, Frans, 1985; Lydia Debeer, Belg (Mortsel), 1992; Marion Charlet, Frans, 1982; Olivia Hernaiz, Belg (Brussel), 1985; Sarah De Wilde, Belg (Temste), 1981; Sirah Foighel Brutmann Israel, 1983 & Eitan Efrat, Deens, 1983; Tamara Van San, Belg (Antwerpen), 1982.
Their works are shown at ADAM, Brussels, from 24 November 2016 until 9 January 2017.
De laureats are Oriol Vilanova (first prize), Rein Dufait (second prize) en Ariane Loze (third prize).
De laureaten zijn Younes Bba-Ali (first prize), Max Pinckers (second prize) en Jonathan Rosic (third prize).