10 January 2020

Alice Anderson nominated for the 2020 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Alice Anderson has been nominated for the 2020 Marcel Duchamp Prize. Organised by the Association for the International Diffusion of French Art (ADIAF) in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, the prize is considered one of the most prestigious in France.


Anderson's work is performative; her sculptures, paintings and drawings result from performances invoking the notion of the sacred. Her studies on movement led her research to the Kogi culture in the heart of the Sierra Nevada in Colombia where observation of 'the rituality of gestures' and their ancestral practices fed her reflection on the place of the human in contemporary digital societies.


Anderson has exhibited and performed at BOZAR, Brussels (2019), Atelier Calder, Saché (2019); National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow (2019); Drawing Room London, (2019); Waddington Custot, London (2019); DenFrie Centre of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2018); La Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels (2018); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2017); Bâtiment Historique Eiffel (sculptures permanentes) (2017); Saatchi Gallery (2017); Royal Academy of Arts (2017); Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2016); Espoo Museum of Arts, Finlande (2015); Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2015); Wellcome Collection, London (2014); 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (2013); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2012); Freud Museum London (2011). She studied at Ecole Supérieure des Beaux- Arts de Paris and Goldsmiths College London. 


Anderson’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France; Espoo Museum, Finland; Wellcome Collection, UK; Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France; Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain, France; and Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France.


The winner of the prize will be announced on 19 October 2020, and an exhibition of work by the four nominees will be at the Centre Pompidou from 6 October 2020–4 January 2021.