For a European competition, a European judging panel!
In order to choose the winners in each category, a panel of professional judges working in the art world, from all over Europe, will meet together at the beginning of March.
The panel is presented below:
KASHINK, President of the Panel
KASHINK is not your standard Parisian artist: she wears a drawn-on mustache on a daily basis and for 10 years has been painting huge, multifaceted figures with several, in a very colourful graphic style.
Her work is inspired by both Botero and Niki de Saint Phalle, the installations of Gilbert and Georges, and the performance art of Leigh Bowery. With a hint of pop art, the artist addresses profound subjects and deconstructs the aesthetic codes by offering a quirky view of the world. KASHINK demonstrates her activist commitment through her work, in particularly with regard to equal rights and diversity. Her exhibitions reveal a strong commitment to these themes, with KASHINK more than willing to delve deeper in her reflection with a view to directing her work beyond street arts and adopting more of a contemporary art focus.
Since 2012 she has been developing her work abroad, most notably in the United States with exhibitions at Miami Art Basel and then in New York with Jeffrey Deitch. She has been commissioned to work on walls in several European countries and in North America (Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC, Montreal, etc.)
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Tiziana and Gianni BALDIZZONE
For a long time, independent Italian photographers Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone have been committed to working on long-term projects focussing on a specific theme, with one such project being their last work, entitled "Transmissions" (2011-2016).
Their humanist approach to photography is influenced by their research into intimacy and their relationship with one another. They regularly publish books on subjects focussing on the human, cultural diversity and the environment. Their photographs are published in the international press and feature in several exhibitions in Europe, Japan and the United States.
Art critic, author of the prefaces to around 100 books and catalogues, and commissioner of exhibits, for example Alfred Kubin and the masters of contemporary design (Auberive Abbey).
Published in various reviews: Artension, Miroir de l’Art, Aralya, Art Absolument, Leap (China), Winn’Art and Raw Vision!
Gérald Vidamment is the editor in chief of the magazine Compétence Photo, launched in 2006. A journalist for 20 years, first in the daily press and then for the magazine, Gérald Vidamment took over management of the editing of Compétence Photo in 2007. An events photographer for several years, he has also been an active entrepreneur in various cultural domains.
Jeanette ZWINGENBERGERAn art historian and international exhibition commissioner, Jeanette Zwingenberger (PhD) is currently lecturing at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art, AICA). A specialist in both Renaissance art and the contemporary scene, she commissions exhibitions of a variety of themes: metamorphosis, art and language, the environment and cannibalism, both for private foundations and for the public sector (such as for the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, France; Me Collectors Room Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Germany; Brotkunsthalle Vienne, Austria; Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia; La Biennale di Venezia 54th International Art Exhibition, Italy, artfactory, Istanbul.)
The author of numerous exhibition catalogues within the international art scene and of monographic books, she regularly collaborates with art das Kunstmagazin, artpress, Beaux-Arts Magazine, l’œil and http://www.observatoire-art-contemporain.com.
From top to bottom : KASHINK, Tiziana et Gianni Baldizzone, Jeanette Zwingenberger, Christian Noorbergen, Gérald Vidamment