Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art

Sylvia de La Baume et Clémence Prudot d'Avigny

Supported by the Paris-Dauphine University since 2014, the Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art is a unique and innovative initiative which approaches the main challenges associated with contemporary creation.
It is part of the Dauphine Art Days, which is a major cultural and artistic event at the Paris-Dauphine University. The first three editions were about the subjects of “La frontier”, “Metamorphose” and “Tandem” which had great support from the participating artists and the public.

We had a discussion with Clémence Prudot d'Avigny (Prize's responsable) and Sylvia de La Baume (treasurer and partnerships responsable) so they could present the initiative in more details:

ARTSPER : Why giving a prize of contemporary art in Dauphine ?

The Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art is a student initiative created in 2014. It is part of the Dauphine Art Days, which is a major cultural and artistic event held at the Paris-Dauphine University. It focuses in the openness of the University to art, and makes it possible to open up to a new audience, a milieu that is sometimes overlook.

ARTSPER : What is its purpose ?

The initiatives that support young artists are numerous and necessary for the visibility and professionalization of young artists. The Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art wants to approach the term artist/curator for the second year in a row and thus promote the ties that connect them and the creative capacity of the exhibition layout. The Dauphine Prize for contemporary art is a recent award but ambitious in its objectives. It aims to offer the greatest visibility possible to artists through media partnerships, a partnership with the CROUS Gallery, expert in terms of young creation, and the creation of a jury of professionals acclaimed in the world of contemporary art.

ARTSPER : Who are the members of the team and the jury, what are their selection criteria?

The fourth edition of the Dauphine Prize for Contemporary Art will be led by a team of young professionals who are concerned about maintaining their quality and increasing their influence. Strong due to the diversity of their profiles, the team of this 2017 edition wants to incorporate different personalities from the world of art and consider new tendencies of contemporary art by rewarding the binomial artist/curator for the second year in a row.
A prestigious jury will be made up of experts from the world of contemporary art such as Chiara Parisi, curator at Ville Medicis, Anne de Villepoix, gallery owner, David Herman, art critic, Mathias Kiss, artist and Romain Semeytis, founder of Chassis.

ARTSPER : Where can we see the work of the prize winners? Will meetings be organized ?

The work of the artists who win will be exhibited for two weeks at the Crous Gallery, located in the 6th district. Meetings will be organized at the Paris-Dauphine University on Monday 27th, the artist and trained mediators will be present during the whole week of the exhibition.


ARTSPER : What happened with the artists who have won the previous editions ?

The Dauphine Prize has served as a real trampoline for most artists, in terms of sales and visibility. Most of the pieces exhibited at the Crous Gallery have been sold the same evening of the opening, and numerous artists have been discovered by galleries. Last year’s winner, Gillian Brett, is currently doing a residency abroad, at the Weiss Hauss de Vienne in Austria.

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Jazzu, Blue Angel, Painting

Jazzu

Blue Angel, 2016
80 x 80 x 3 cm
Painting

1 000 €

Gustav Klimt, La Fille aux bas de soie sur le Tabouret / The Girl with silk stockings sitting on the stool - 1910 (Sitzende mit gerafftem Rock / Seated Female Semi-Nude in Patterned Dress, Her Head Resting on Her Right Knee), Print

Gustav Klimt

La Fille aux bas de soie sur le Tabouret / The Girl with silk stockings sitting on the stool - 1910 (Sitzende mit gerafftem Rock / Seated Female Semi-Nude in Patterned Dress, Her Head Resting on Her Right Knee), 2012
87 x 59 cm
Print

790 €

Roberto Ciredz, Tout est dans tout, Print

Roberto Ciredz

Tout est dans tout, 2015
56 x 76 cm
Print

200 €

Anna Zuber, Memories // Donkey, Photography

Anna Zuber

Memories // Donkey, 2016
25 x 25 x 4 cm
Photography

Sold out

Zsófi Barabás, Gate, Painting

Zsófi Barabás

Gate, 2013
70 x 150 x 5 cm
Painting

3 900 €

Lisa Ballard, Ballintoy cliff, Painting

Lisa Ballard

Ballintoy cliff, 2016
61 x 78.7 x 5.1 cm
Painting

2 205 €

Ose, Migrants, Painting

Ose

Migrants, 2015
130 x 97 x 2 cm
Painting

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Matthew Neary, A pipeline goes through a construction site, Drawing

Matthew Neary

A pipeline goes through a construction site, 2016
112 x 76 cm
Drawing

592 €

Julien Calot, Une époque formidable, Painting

Julien Calot

Une époque formidable, 2016
162 x 130 x 5 cm
Painting

Sold out

Gaspard Mitz, The Show, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

The Show, 2016
20 x 30 x 6 cm
Sculpture

600 €

Kumi Sugaï, S Miroir, Print

Kumi Sugaï

S Miroir, 1990
76 x 62 x 1 cm
Print

550 €

Sonia Delaunay, Composition aux triangles, Painting

Sonia Delaunay

Composition aux triangles, 1970
61 x 51 x 1 cm
Painting

5 500 €

Pius Fox, Untitled, Painting

Pius Fox

Untitled, 2016
57 x 43 cm
Painting

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Mouneer Al Shaarani, Some Eloquence Is Enchanting, Painting

Mouneer Al Shaarani

Some Eloquence Is Enchanting, 2014
100 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

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Mario Kolaric, Fragment 78, Drawing

Mario Kolaric

Fragment 78, 2012
25 x 17.5 x 0.1 cm
Drawing

310 €

Bonnie and Clyde, Dream Come True, Drawing

Bonnie and Clyde

Dream Come True, 2015
76 x 56 cm
Drawing

334 €

Steve McCurry, Mujahideen Stand Atop a Mountain in the Hindu Kush, Photography

Steve McCurry

Mujahideen Stand Atop a Mountain in the Hindu Kush, 1984
61 x 50.8 cm
Photography

3 900 €

L'Atlas, Cosmic Silver, Print

L'Atlas

Cosmic Silver, 2008
58 x 48 x 1 cm
Print

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Jacked Pastureau, Jeu Bleu, Painting

Jacked Pastureau

Jeu Bleu, 2015
95 x 70 x 10 cm
Painting

1 500 €

Mario Kolaric, Fragment 57, Drawing

Mario Kolaric

Fragment 57, 2012
25 x 17.5 x 0.1 cm
Drawing

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Hélène Paris, Sans titre, série "Non-lieu", Drawing

Hélène Paris

Sans titre, série "Non-lieu", 2015
29 x 21 cm
Drawing

600 €

Sébastien Tixier, Allanngorpoq #3, Photography

Sébastien Tixier

Allanngorpoq #3, 2013
44 x 53 cm
Photography

630 €

Jehane Mahmoud, Sans Titre 15, Photography

Jehane Mahmoud

Sans Titre 15, 2014
37 x 35 cm
Photography

960 €

Pilar Ortega-Musitano, Sans titre #2, Drawing

Pilar Ortega-Musitano

Sans titre #2, 2014
42 x 32 x 2 cm
Drawing

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Tiantian Xu, L'encre dansant : janvier, Photography

Tiantian Xu

L'encre dansant : janvier, 2014
100 x 100 cm
Photography

2 200 €

Ose

France

Zsófi Barabás

Hungary

Matthew Neary

Chile

Mouneer Al Shaarani

Syrian Arab Republic

Roberto Ciredz

Italy

Sébastien Tixier

France

Jacked Pastureau

France

Mario Kolaric

Croatia

Lisa Ballard

Ireland

Tiantian Xu

China

Sonia Delaunay

Ukraine

Anna Zuber

Poland

Kumi Sugaï

Japan

Bonnie and Clyde

United Kingdom

Gaspard Mitz

France

Gustav Klimt

Austria

Jazzu

France

Hélène Paris

France

Pilar Ortega-Musitano

Argentina

Jehane Mahmoud

France

Steve McCurry

United States

Julien Calot

France

L'Atlas

France

Pius Fox

Germany