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THE RENCONTRES D’ARLES AWARDS 2020

In solidarity with the artists, the festival and its partners have rallied together to ensure that the 2020 awards can go forward as planned. Following the cancelation of the 51st festival, the four awards, traditionally given at the Théâtre Antique in Arles during opening week, were to be exhibited and handed out at the headquarters of Kering, a main partner of the Rencontres d’Arles, in November in Paris.

Following the French government’s latest announcements, we must regretfully cancel the Rencontres d’Arles award exhibitions.

More than ever, we must support the artists. Despite everything, we would like to announce the winners and present all our awards in November.

WOMEN IN MOTION AWARD | KERING AT THE RENCONTRES D’ARLES
THE 2020 WOMEN IN MOTION AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BEEN GIVEN TO SABINE WEISS

LOUIS ROEDERER DISCOVERY AWARD
TWO WINNERS TIED FOR THE FIRST PLACE HAVE WON THE LOUIS ROEDERER DISCOVERY AWARD JURY PRIZE, CONSISTING OF AN ACQUISITION :
POULOMI BASU AND FRANÇOIS-XAVIER GBRÉ

LUMA RENCONTRES DUMMY BOOK AWARD ARLES
THE WINNERS ARE YTO BARRADA & BETTINA FOR BETTINA.
SPECIAL MENTION TO KOURTNEY ROY FOR THE OTHER END OF THE RAINBOW.

BOOK AWARDS
AUTHOR BOOK AWARD / HISTORICAL BOOK AWARD / PHOTO TEXT BOOK AWARD

Winner of the BMW residency / Lewis Bush

LOUIS ROEDERER
DISCOVERY AWARD 2020

Since its creation, the Rencontres d’Arles has promoted photography and all its stakeholders. In response to our call for projects, we received 200 applications, 10 of which made the shortlist. Then a jury will choose the Louis Roederer Discovery Award’s winner. The €5,000 prize is used to purchase the project from the winning artist and his or her gallery. In a spirit of fairness because of this special year, there will be no Public Award but a €15,000 prize to be shared between the artists and the galleries presenting the nominated projects.

ELEVEN YOUNG ARTISTS PRESENTED BY THEIR GALLERIES

POULOMI BASU / NEW ART EXCHANGE & AUTOGRAPH
PHILIPPE BRAQUENIER / THE RAVESTIJN GALLERY
STEPHEN DOCK / DELPIRE & Co
ELSA & JOHANNA / LA FOREST DIVONNE
FRANÇOIS-XAVIER GBRÉ / GALERIE CÉCILE FAKHOURY
DOR GUEZ / DVIR GALLERY
AMÉLIE LABOURDETTE / GALERIE THIERRY BIGAIGNON
ALICE MICELI / GALERIA NARA ROESLER
DAVIDE MONTELEONE / HEILLANDI GALLERY
DEANNA PIZZITELLI / STEPHEN BULGER GALLERY

Two winners tied for the first place have won the Louis Roederer Discovery Award Jury Prize, consisting of an acquisition.

POULOMI BASU for Centralia, presented by New Art Exchange, Nottingham, United Kingdom & Autograph, London, United Kingdom.

FRANÇOIS-XAVIER GBRÉ for Emergence, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 2013 — 2020 presented by the gallery Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast / Dakar, Senegal / Paris, France.


With support from the Louis Roederer Foundation and Polka.