|Winners of the Royal Academy Awards 2016!
GRADUATION FESTIVAL 2016
ACADEMY SHOP AWARD
Sven van Dieken (Interior Architecture and Furniture Design)
Winner: Samuel Otte (Photography)
Honourable mentionings: Louise Rietvink (Interior Architecture and Furniture Design), Valeria Gay (Graphic Design), Renate van der Togt (Photography), Olena Shkarupa (Graphic Design)
JAN ROËDE AWARD
Winner: Tobias Lengkeek (Fine Arts)
Jan Roëde encouragement award
Winner: Edmond Steinbusch (Fine Arts)
Winner: Yamuna Forzani (Textile & Fashion)
Honourable mentionings: Luuk Eggenhuizen (Graphic Design), Elizaveta Pritychenko (Graphic Design), Alexander Andropoulos (Fine Arts), Jerome Cornevin (Fine Arts), Suzie van Staaveren (Fine Arts), Fahmy Shanin (Interactive/Media/Design)
Winner: Kimmo Virtanen (Photography)
HEDEN START AWARD
Winner: Suzie van Staaveren (Fine Arts)
STROOM KABK INVEST
Winners: Doris Hardeman, Bas Kaufmann, Tobias Lengkeek, Suzie van Staaveren (Fine Arts)
ROYAL ACADEMY DEPARTMENT AWARDS BACHELOR
ArtScience Department Award
Nominees: Natali Blugerman, Tatiana Kolganova, Falco Pols
Winner: Natali Blugerman
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.
Fine Arts Department Award
Fine Arts Nominees: Katia Borghesi, Elsje Hollanders, Bas Kaufmann
Winner: Elsje Hollanders
The jury was pleasantly surprised by the way Bas Kaufmann makes use of the public space of the building and by the playful way of dealing with different materials and sculptural histories.
The jury was moved by the concentrated, poetic performance of Elsje Hollanders. Nothing too much, everything falls on the right place.
Katia Borghesi made an impressive installation where individual and collective memory are important ingredients. An installation which is very precise in all its details.
Graphic Design Department Award
Nominees: Octavia van Horik, Elizaveta Pritychenko, Vera van de Seyp
Winner: Vera van de Seyp
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.
Interactive/Media/Design Department Award
Nominees: Fahmy Shahin, Awinash Panchu
Winner: Fahmy Shahin
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.
Interior Architecture and Furniture Design Department Award
Nominees: Une Kavaliauskaitė, Maria Tyakina, Eva Verberne
Winner: Eva Verberne
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.
Photography Department Award
Photography Nominees: Shari de Boer, Liza Szabó, Kimmo Virtanen
Winner: Kimmo Virtanen
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.
Textile and Fashion Department Award
Nominees: Elina Alekseeva, Sarah Lauwaert, Nadie Borggreve
Winner: Nadie Borggreve
'Playful and impulsive but in charge, complex human emotions are translated into a strong, contemporary and authentic fashion 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. '
ROYAL ACADEMY DEPARTMENT AWARDS MASTER
Master ArtScience Department Award
Nominees: Stefan Bandalac, Ingrid Lee, Katarina Petrović
Winner: Ingrid Lee
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.
Master Artistic Research Department Award
Winner: Ana Guedes
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.
Master Interior Architecture INSIDE Department Award
Nominees: Yuiko Yokota, Sisi Li
Winner: Sisi Li
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.
Yuiko Yokota: From a personal observation that led to a comparison between the Dutch approach to preserving the built environment and the situation in her home town of Takasaki in Japan, Yuiko came to an original and convincing concept for a better preservation of built elements in Japan. Yuiko succeeded in convincingly elaborate her concept into a viable and attractive design and present that in an appealing way.
Master TypeMedia Department Award
Nominees: Daniel Grumer, Marc Rouault, Franziska Weitgruber
Winner: Daniel Grumer
ROYAL ACADEMY BACHELOR AWARD
Winner: Falco Pols (ArtScience)
ROYAL ACADEMY MASTER AWARD
Winner: Daniel Grumer (Type and Media)
THESIS AWARD BACHELOR
Winner: Kimmo Virtanen (Photography)
THESIS AWARD MASTER
Winner: Mamoru Okuno (Master Artistic Research)
Jury statement thesis awards Bachelor & Master