Following the deliberations of the Contemporary Drawing Prize's committee, the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Foundation
has announced the names of the three selected artists for the 2012 award.
Marc Bauer was born in 1975 in Geneva. He lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Ecole Supérieur d'Art Visuel of Geneva and was in residence at the Rijksakademie of Amsterdam, then the Swiss Institute in Rome. In 2009, he showed in the exhibition "Laque" at the Frac Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand. In 2011, he had a solo show at ReMap 3, in Athens, "History of Masculinity III: The Great expectation of M. H." Again in 2011, he was exhibited in group shows notably in "Le réel est inadmissible, d'ailleurs il n'existe pas" at the art centre of the Hangar à Bananes, Nantes and in the presentation of "Recent acquisitions of the Drawings Department" at the Centre Pompidou .
He is represented by the galleries Freymond-Guth, Zurich and CAR Project, Bologna.
Marcel Dzama was born in 1974 in Winnipeg, Canada, where he also did his studies. He lives and works in Brooklyn. In 2010, he had a solo show at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011, he was shown at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, in Germany with "Marcel Dzama: The Never Known into the Forgotten" and at the Gemeente Museum, in The Hague, with "Marcel Dzama: A Game of Chess". He was shown in France, in 2005, at the Magasin, in Grenoble with "The Lotus Eaters"; at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen with "Le mélange des Genres: Créatures Hybrides et Mystérieuses" and, in 2004, at the Collection Lambert in Avignon.
He is represented by the galleries David Zwirner, New York, Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm and Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf.
Jorinde Voigt was born in 1977 in Frankfurt. She first studied philosophy and literature before studying the plastic arts at the University of Berlin, the city where she lives and works today. In 2011, she was shown at the Von der Heydt Museum, in Wuppertal, Germany, and at the Teckningsmuseet, in Laholm, Sweden. In 2004, she had a solo show in France at the Cité Internationale des Arts, "EPM émotion per minute" and at Public with "Public Relations VoL.1". In 2010, she participated in a group show "Emporte moi" at the MAC/VAL, Vitry sur Seine.
She is represented by the galleries David Nolan, New York, Christian Lethert, Cologne, Regina, London and Moscow and Klosterfelde Galerie, Berlin.
The documents concerning the three artists will be given to an international jury composed of Joe Battat (Canada), Giovanna Springmeier (Germany), Muriel Sallem (England), Martina Yamin (USA), Guillaume de Saint-Seine (France), Sandra Mulliez (France), Bernadette Bainville (France) as well as Daniel and Florence Guerlain.
The award ceremony will take place on the 29th of March, 2012 during the Salon du Dessin at the Palais de la Bourse, Paris. The winner will receive an endowment of 15.000 euros and the two other selected artists will receive 2.500 euros each. A work by the winner is offered by the Foundation to the Graphic Arts Department of the National Museum of Modern Art Centre Pompidou.