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Grants and Co-Commissions

Han Nefkens Foundation Video Art Production Grants and Co-Commissions 

 

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private, non-profit organisation set up in Barcelona in 2009 by Dutch writer and patron, Han Nefkens. It focuses solely on the production of video art, with the aim of connecting people through art across the world. The Foundation develops its activities thanks to a large worldwide network of experts who combine their knowledge and experience as scouts, advisors and jury members when selecting the artists who will benefit from its support. Positioned as a platform for emerging to mid-career video artists to advance their careers, its main activity is to commission new works through grants and commissions on an international level that culminate in exhibitions at partner institutions. The Foundation works closely with the artists in a made-to-measure way, according to each artist's needs, from the very first moments up until the final presentation.

 

Video Art Production Grants are tied to several partner institutions that will commit to showing the newly produced work. In this way, the grant offers the artist the chance to forge a dialogue with art professionals from each institution, to show the new work to a large international public in different social, cultural and political contexts.  

The winning artist or collective of artists receives a sum of 15,000 USD for the production of a screen-based video artwork. The awardee is selected from a list of nominees put forward by professionals from the artistic or related sector along with the partner museums. Each jury, made up of the directors and curators of each partner museum, selects the winner together through a dialogue aimed at unanimous agreement. 

The Han Nefkens Foundation is impartial and does not collect the video artworks.

 

Moving Image Co-Commissions are awarded to a winning artist or collective of artists, also selected in the aforementioned way. They receive a sum of 100,000 USD for the production of a screen-based video artwork. Moving Image Co-Commissions are a way for the museums involved to extend their collections through the co-production projects, as in these cases, the newly produced work enters each partner museum's collection. 

 

As well as providing an important source of support and boost in the artist's career, the grants and commissions also serve as a tool for increasing contemporary artistic production in the moving image field.

Grants and Co-Commissions

Han Nefkens Foundation – South Asian Video Art Production Grant 2023 : Shahana Rajani

Han Nefkens Foundation – Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Grant 2023 : Eunhee Lee

Han Nefkens Foundation – Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Video Art Production Grant 2023 : Alaa Mansour

Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ Hong Kong and Singapore Art Museum – Moving Image Commission 2023: Hao Jingban

Trương Công Tùng, winnner of the Han Nefkens Foundation – Southeast Asian Video Art Production Grant

in collaboration with Sàn Art, Vietnam; Sa Sa Art Projects, Cambodia; the Jim Thompson Art Center, Thailand; Museion, Italy; Busan Museum of Art, South Korea and Prameya Art Foundation, India

Han Nefkens Foundation – Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Grant 2022: Ekin Kee Charles
in collaboration with Fundació Joan Miró

Ghost 2565: Live Without Dead Time
'SOO-KWAN2022' by Chantana Tiprachart

Ghost 2565: Live Without Dead Time, Bangkok, Thailand
12 October — 13 November 2022

Han Nefkens Foundation Production Grant – Adlaw sa mga Mananagat/Fisherfolks Day 2022 by Martha Atienza
at the 17th Istanbul Biennial 2022 : 17 September – 20 November 2022

Han Nefkens Foundation Production Grant – ‘You Only Live Twice’ by Hwayeon Nam
at Busan Biennale 2022, ‘We, on the Rising Wave’ : 3 September – 6 November 2022

Noor Abed wins the Han Nefkens Foundation – Fundació Antoni Tàpies Video Art Production Grant 2022

Han Nefkens Foundation – Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Grant 2021: Timoteus Anggawan Kusno

Han Nefkens Foundation, Mori Art Museum, M+ and Singapore Art Museum – Moving Image Commission 2021: Nguyễn Trinh Thi

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