Nomad is proud to announce that Jasmina Cibic is the winner of the International Solo Award at The Spring Exhibition 2016 in Copenhagen, one of Europe's most important juried exhibitions.
Organized by Charlottenborg Fonden, The Spring Exhibition has been an annual recurring event at Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s programme for 159 years. It presents artists from throughout the world. Many are from Denmark and Northern Europe, but artists from countries like South Korea, Japan, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Colombia are also behind some of the exhibited works from the fields of visual art, architecture and design.
Jasmina Cibic has been selected by an international jury comprised of the artist FOS (DK), artist Molly Haslund (DK), architect Anders Abraham (DK), designer Anton Alvarez (SE) and curator Thorsten Sadowsky (CH). Over a total of 117 artists invited to show their works at The Spring Exhibition, she has been the recipient of the jury prize: the International Solo Award.
As winner of the solo award, Jasmina Cibic is invited to exhibit in her own room at The Spring Exhibition next year.
The award has been publically announced during speeches on the opening night.
Jasmina Cibic (b. 1979) lives and works in Ljubljana and London and is among the most prominent representatives of a new generation of Slovenian artists who address the specific national, political and cultural challenges of post-communist Europe. She works in performance, installation, photography and, most recently, increasingly in film. Her works are usually site-specific and examine, among other things, the political iconography of historic hegemonic architecture and the re-interpretation of places that made history — and that have turned into monuments of frustrated utopias. Using theatrical gestures and tactical role-playing that draws on the political language of various ideologies, Jasmina Cibic succeeds wonderfully in staging the aesthetics of power and the rhetoric of new beginning and destruction as a self-debunking political drama.
The jury is greatly impressed by the professionality and visual cogency of her film Tear Down and Rebuild (2015), which was realised in the monumental Palace of the Federation in Belgrade. Similarly, her performative reconstruction of the architecturally seminal pavilion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (The Pavilion, 2015), which was designed the well-known Serbian architect Dragiša Brašovan for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition, is an important and original contribution tothe myths of architecture. The jury thus agreed in every respect in deciding to name Jasmina Cibic as recipient of the International Solo Award of the Charlottenborg Foundation.
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Dreyers Fond, Statens Kunstfond, L. F. Foghts Fond, Augustinus Fonden, 15. Juni Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond and Københavns Billedkunstudvalg