Artwork of NN Group Art Award winner Pauline Curnier Jardin. Photo: Joost de Leij

NN Group Art Award

Incentive prize for special talent

For the third year in a row, the NN Group Art Award will be presented during Art Rotterdam. NN Group, a financial services provider active in 18 countries, has a broad social programme including this incentive prize, which focuses on talented artists with a completed art education in the Netherlands.

All participating galleries are asked to nominate one of their artists. The jury, which this year consists of Eelco van der Lingen (curator, Frisian Museum), Lieneke Hulshof (editor in chief, Mister Motley), Liesbeth Willems (curator KRC Collection), Marcel van Eeden (visual artist) and Els Drummen (curator NN Group Art Collection), then determines which of the four nominees will win the incentive prize of €10,000. In addition, NN Group buys a work from one of the nominees for its own corporate collection.

In 2018, the prize went to Pauline Curnier Jardin, represented by Ellen de Bruijne Projects. When asked about the impact of the prize, De Bruijne indicated that media attention is high and interest in Curnier Jardin's work has increased considerably. The French artist herself praises the open, international perspective of the jury: 'I have the impression that only the quality of the work is assessed, and no account is taken of origin or nationality. That is unique and gives the prize added value for me.'

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