AWARDS – ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART THE HAGUE, GRADUATION FESTIVAL 2016
 

Natali Blugerman

ArtScience (BA) Award

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Jury Statement: This installation offers an incredible journey. With every taken step the visitor travels further away from the the surrounding world, until everything gone. Looking back in the end, just a single dot of reality is what remains. It is as if we are watching our sun from far away in space.

Elsje Hollanders

Fine Arts Award

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Jury Statement: The jury was moved by the concentrated, poetic performance of Elsje Hollanders. Nothing too much, everything falls on the right place.

Vera van de Seyp

Graphic Design Award

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Jury Statement: The project "Platform as Habitat" consists of two parts, a current inventory of technologies for the Internet of Things and a speculative catalogue of fictional computing devices. By comparing the two elements it becomes apparent that the boundaries between these stages are blurry and not yet identified. Congratulations to Vera van de Seyp for this exceptional project! This student received the department award also due to a four year long outstanding study trajectory.

Fahmy Shahin

Interactive/Media/Design

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Jury Statement: Fahmy, you have mapped a contested territory between politics and myth. Plastic/Ocean/Desert/Sky induces a vertigo of identity, calling our trusted narratives of place into question.

Kimmo Virtanen

Photography Award

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Jury Statement: Love is a human condition remarkably well suited for getting people into trouble with one another. "Thirty-Second Love Songs" is an animated short film contemplating the earthly issues of a divided family. The story is seen from the perspective of outer space and narrated in second person using tree pruning instructions as an allegory for domestic peacekeeping.

Eva Verberne

Interior Architecture & Furniture Design Award

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Jury Statement: Everything you do starts from a certain urge that people have, their behaviour. The materialisation of these interactions is somewhere in-between architecture and staging. Your graduation project is a very promising starting point for your future career.

Nadie Borggreve

Textile & Fashion Award

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Jury Statement: In a very smart, surprising and brave manner, Nadie combines a distinctive sensibility for textiles with plenty of innovative experiments in shape and composition. This results in a truly exciting and intriguing avant-garde collection.

Ana Guedes

Artistic Research

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Jury Statement: The MAR dept prize this year goes to Ana Guedes, for the richness and complexity of a practice where cognitive and material research have developed together, balancing themselves in tight construction and open performance. Ana has realised her interest in historical and emotional ‘glitches,’ moments when the personal seems to scream through the smooth narrative of history, by making strange multi-arm record players with which she DJ’s an intimate family archive of popular music – a set of records carefully shipped home from a country at war 40 years ago. The labels of the records tell one history, the way they are played a completely different one. The players themselves are astonishing objects. Ana’s ability to digest the personal and lace it into an historical framework and contemporary artistic practice is innovative and impressive, and has resulted in a wonderful final presentation.

Ingrid Lee

ArtScience (MA) Award

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Jury Statement: This performance is a disturbing piece about identity. Who am I in the eyes of our technological society? What is 'me' and what is 'them'? Contemporary and universal issues are being addressed in a very poetic, brittle and above all touching manner.

Sisi Li

Interior Architecture (INSIDE) Award

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Jury Statement: From her personal experience of being lost in a traditional Hutong area in Beijing Sisi Li discovered the diversity of its residents who live in social housing, like craftsmen and service personnel. Sisi further explored the current situation around the Hutongs, destruction, gentrification and touristification and succeeded to rethink the typology of it. With your stunning presentation she convincingly shows that her approach could also be implemented in the Netherlands.

Daniel Grumer

TypeMedia Award

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JURY: All lecturers of this department

Falco Pols

Academy Award Bachelor

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Each year, the heads of all courses jointly select the best graduation works. The winning works are selected from 21 nominations for the Bachelor’s Academy Award and 12 nominations for the Master’s Academy Award. In addition to the enormous honour, the winners also receive €1,500 each.

JURY: Heads of all Bachelor's

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Daniel Grumer

Academy Award Master

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Each year, the heads of all courses jointly select the best graduation works. The winning works are selected from 21 nominations for the Bachelor’s Academy Award and 12 nominations for the Master’s Academy Award. In addition to the enormous honour, the winners also receive €1,500 each.

JURY: Paul van der Laan, Marthijn Pool, 1646, Jarel Schulp

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Kimmo Virtanen

Academy Award Thesis (BA)

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Each year, the heads of all courses jointly select the best graduation works. The winning works are selected from 21 nominations for the Bachelor’s Academy Award and 12 nominations for the Master’s Academy Award. In addition to the enormous honour, the winners also receive €1,500 each.

JURY: Nina Couvert, Laura Bertens, Tatjana Macic

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Mamoru Okuno

Academy Award Thesis (MA)

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Each year, the heads of all courses jointly select the best graduation works. The winning works are selected from 21 nominations for the Bachelor’s Academy Award and 12 nominations for the Master’s Academy Award. In addition to the enormous honour, the winners also receive €1,500 each.

JURY: Nina Couvert, Laura Bertens, Tatjana Macic

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Tobias Lengkeek

Jan Roëde Award

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Jan Roëde (1914-2007) studied at the academy in the early 1930s and spent most of his life living and working in The Hague. The Jan Roëde Foundation, responsible for managing his legacy, instituted the Jan Roëde Award to commemorate the centenary of his birth. With this annual €2,500 award, the Foundation aims to encourage a Royal Academy of Art graduate to further develop their artistic talent. The jury looks beyond the artistic quality of the work, also examining the extent to which the laureate works in the spirit of Jan Roëde, who believed art had the power to liberate.

JURY: Pim Voorneman, Maurits van der Laar, Olga van Hulsen, Louw van Sinderen, Dick Stapel, Huub Wersch

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Edmond Steinbusch

Jan Roëde Encouragement Award

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JURY: Pim Voorneman, Maurits van der Laar, Olga van Hulsen, Louw van Sinderen, Dick Stapel, Huub Wersch

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Samuel Otte

Paul Schuitema Award

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The Paul Schuitema Award sees the Royal Academy of Art honour the photographer, graphic and industrial designer Paul Schuitema, who taught at the academy between 1930 and 1960. The Paul Schuitema Award (€1,000) recognises work reminiscent of Schuitema’s spirit, vision and working method. In their assessment, the jury focuses specifically on individuality, problem solving ability and social relevance.

JURY: Gert Dumbar, Ernie Mellegers, Guus Rijven

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Kimmo Virtanen

Overduin Award

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Subsidised by the Stichting Henk en Ria Overduin Fonds, the Overduin Award (€3,000) is presented to a young designer or artist. Henk Overduin (1943-1988) was an artist and Assistant Director at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

JURY: Maze de Boer

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Yamuna Forzani

Stroom Encouragement Award

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Every year, the presentation of the Stroom Den Haag Encouragement Award for Royal Academy of Art graduates is eagerly awaited. Partly due to the substantial prize money involved (€2,500), but naturally also in light of the recognition and incentive this award offers in the further development of the graduate’s artistic practice. 

JURY: Adriaan Mellegers, Maaike Gouwenberg, Frank Koolen

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Doris Hardeman

Stroom KABK Invest

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Stroom KABK Invest is a unique tailor made programme which admits four Royal Academy of Art graduates every year. Selected by Stroom and KABK, these burgeoning artists receive a year of intensive coaching and dialogue in their artistic practice and development, provided that their studio/workplace is located in The Hague.

Selection committee: Rachel Bacon, Connie van Driel, Martijn Verhoeven

Bas Kaufmann

Stroom KABK Invest

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Stroom KABK Invest is a unique tailor made programme which admits four Royal Academy of Art graduates every year. Selected by Stroom and KABK, these burgeoning artists receive a year of intensive coaching and dialogue in their artistic practice and development, provided that their studio/workplace is located in The Hague.

Selection committee: Rachel Bacon, Connie van Driel, Martijn Verhoeven

Tobias Lengkeek

Stroom KABK Invest

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Stroom KABK Invest is a unique tailor made programme which admits four Royal Academy of Art graduates every year. Selected by Stroom and KABK, these burgeoning artists receive a year of intensive coaching and dialogue in their artistic practice and development, provided that their studio/workplace is located in The Hague.

Selection committee: Rachel Bacon, Connie van Driel, Martijn Verhoeven

Suzie van Staaveren

Stroom KABK Invest

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Stroom KABK Invest is a unique tailor made programme which admits four Royal Academy of Art graduates every year. Selected by Stroom and KABK, these burgeoning artists receive a year of intensive coaching and dialogue in their artistic practice and development, provided that their studio/workplace is located in The Hague.

Selection committee: Rachel Bacon, Connie van Driel, Martijn Verhoeven

Sven van Dieken

Academy Shop Award


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The Academy Materials Award is presented by the Academy Shop. Located on academy grounds, this shop specialises in paper, drawing and art supplies.

JURY: Gerard van Zeggelaar

Suzie van Staaveren

Heden Start Award

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The winner of this award will benefit from a year of business coaching from gallery Heden. Work by the winner will be purchased for the Heden collection directly following their graduation. Heden also facilitates a presentation at a Dutch art fair and an exhibition at their gallery on the Denneweg in The Hague.

JURY: Jacko Brinkman, Erik Jan Ligtvoet, Nadine van den Bosch

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