Edvard Munch Art Award 2015 to Camille Henrot

Posted to General, Exhibitions on 09.12.2015, 11:43 by Astrup Fearnley Museet with

Edvard Munch Art Award winner for 2015 is the French artist Camille Henrot. The Munch Museum announced the winner at Art Basel Miami Beach on December 4.

Camille Henrot was one of the artists at Astrup Fearnley Museet’s magnificent exhibition Europe, Europe in 2014. In the exhibition, she participated with the work Cities of Ys, and two of her films, sCOpe and The Strife of Love in a Dream, was part of a separate film program at Cinemateket (the Norwegian Film Institute) parallel to the exhibition.

The jury writes: “Through a number of projects and exhibitions of high quality and diversity Camille Henrot has within the five last years proven herself as an exceptionally talented and original artist. With her work Grosse Fatigue at the Venice Biennale 2013 she gained wide spread international attention, and since then she has continued to make thought-provoking new work.”

The prize for the award is 500,000 Norwegian kroner and a solo exhibition at the Munch Museum. The official award ceremony will take place on December 12 at the Munch Museum.

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