2016 Luxembourg Art Prize finalists

Alexei Alexander

Alexei Alexander

Age 31, Russia & United Kingdom (UK)

  • Mixed media
  • BA (Hons) Visual Communication & Graphic Design, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Inspirations: Asger Jorn, Cy Twombly, Donald Judd, Edward Ruscha, Erwin Wurm, Francis Bacon, Franz West, Guy Bourdin, Hans Haacke, John Baldessari, Juergen Teller, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, Ryan McGinley, Sarah Lucas, Thomas Ruff
Renata Franzky

Renata Franzky

Age 47, Germany

  • Painting
  • Self-taught
  • Inspirations: Anselm Kiefer, Caravaggio, El Greco, Lucian Freud, Maria Lassnig, Max Beckmann
Jaeyeol Han

Jaeyeol Han

Age 33, South Korea

  • Painting
  • Suwon University, Fine Art, BA / Suwon, South Korea
  • Inspirations: Jenny Saville, Paul Cézanne, Peter Paul Rubens, Willem de Kooning
John Haverty

John Haverty

Age 29, USA (Massachusetts)

  • Painting
  • Masters of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusett
  • Inspirations: Dieric Bouts, Hieronymus Bosch, Salvador Dalí
Bartosz Kolata

Bartosz Kolata

Age 37, Poland & Ireland

  • Painting
  • Graduated in Art Conservation and Restoration from Nicolas Copernicus University UMK, Poland, securing a Master of Art degree
  • Inspirations: Ambrosius Holbein, Andrzej Wróblewski, David Hockney, Jan van Eyck, Marlene Dumas
Maurice Mbikayi

Maurice Mbikayi

Age 42, South Africa & Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Video
  • Master Of Fine Arts, Michaelis School of Fine Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Bachelor of Art, Academie des Beaux Arts, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Inspirations: Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Duchamp, Yinka Shonibare
Graciana Piaggio

Graciana Piaggio

Age 45, Argentina

  • Photography
  • Self-taught
  • Inspirations: Adriana Lestido, Frank Auerbach, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Joel Meyerowitz, Josef Sudek, Minor White, Nicolas de Staël, Richard Diebenkorn, Rinko Kawauchi, Sally Mann, Willem de Kooning
Jose Sierra

Jose Sierra

Age 26, Colombia

  • Photography
  • Master’s in Fine Arts, Bolivar University of Fine Arts and Sciences, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Inspirations: Felix Gonzales-Torres, George Platt Lynes, Gilbert & George, Marcel Duchamp, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Wilhelm von Gloeden
Melissa Vandenberg

Melissa Vandenberg

Age 38, USA (Kentucky)

  • Sculpture
  • MFA / Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
  • Inspirations: Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Louise Bourgeois, Shirin Neshat, Yinka Shonibare
Simon Vienne

Simon Vienne

Age 24, France

  • Photography
  • Second entry to the Luxembourg Art Prize (2015, 2016)
  • Technical Certificate in Photography & Technical Diploma in Photography (distinction) from URMA (Regional University of the Craft Trades) in Tourcoing
  • Inspirations: Andreas Gursky, Gregory Crewdson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Josef Koudelka, Peter Lindbergh, Philippe Halsman, Sebastião Salgado, Stephen Shore, Steve McCurry, Vivian Maier, William Klein, Willy Ronis

The 2016 finalists’ exhibition

Group exhibition by the finalists for the 2016 Luxembourg Art Prize from 17 September 2016 to 29 October 2016.

Opening on Saturday 17 September 2016 from 6 to 9 pm.

Announcement of the winner of the 2016 Luxembourg Art Prize during the opening on Saturday 17 September 2016 at 8 pm.

Announcement of the 2016 winner

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