|Alumna Master Artistic Research Sissel Marie Tonn is the winner of the Theodora Niemeijer prize 2016
Artistic Research (ma)
From end of September she can realise het project 'Intimate Earthquake Archives' in Het Oog in the Van Abbemuseum, and in addition receives prize money of €10.000.
The Theodora Niemeijer Prize is the only Dutch prize for visual arts specifically dedicated to women. It is awarded once every two years to the artist who presents the best project proposal for Het Oog (The Eye).
Intimate Earthquake Archives is a proposal by Sissel Marie Tonn in which she wants to explore the relationship between human experience and an environment undergoing change. It’s an interactive installation that allows participants to access and experience all the earthquakes recorded in Groningen - related to the gas drilling - to date.
The jury of the Theodora Niemeijer Prize 2016
- Saskia Bak, director of Museum Arnhem;
- Annie Fletcher, chief curator exhibitions Van Abbemuseum;
- Isolde Hallensleben, programme maker, presentor, columnist;
- Wendelien van Oldenborgh, artist;
- Antoon Ott, board member Stichting Niemeijer Fonds.
The award ceremony took place on July 7th at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
Stichting Niemeijer Fonds
Sissel Marie Tonn completed the Master Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague in 2015.
The Master Artistic Research (MAR) is a two-year interdisciplinary Master Trajectory for Research in the Arts, and is aimed at students working in the field of visual art and/or music. The programme is part of the University of the Arts The Hague, and has a working relationship with the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.