The Pujade-Lauraine Prize • Carta Bianca announces the winners and the First Prize of its inaugural edition:
Binta Diaw, First Prize
Bianca Bondi • Stéphane Guiran • Elena Mazzi
Marzia Migliora • Myriam Mihidou
Benoît Pieron • Giuseppe Stampone
The full Jury awarded the First Prize to Binta Diaw. She receives a general compensation of 50,000 euros, which can be used in a flexible way, according to her needs (residence, production grant, daily financial support, etc.). The seven other winners each receive a compensation of 4,000 euros to support them in their artistic process. As a Great Witness, the curator, art critic and French writer Olivier Kaeppelin will deploy throughout the year an interdisciplinary exchange and a common reflection with the First Prize artist.
Born in 1995, Binta Diaw lives and works in Milan, Italy. She graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et Design-Grenoble, in Grenoble. The practice of Binta Diaw highlights the importance of ancestors, traditions, rituals, bodies, stories and voices made invisible by those who wrote history. Her work is understood as a memorial space with a symbology of the earth inscribed in the human body.