Two KABK alumni nominated for the the Volkskrant Visual Arts Prize 2020

19 December 2019

Among the five young artists nominated for the thirteenth edition of the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs, our KABK alumni Sharelly Emanuelson (MA Artistic Research 2014) and Philip Vermeulen (Bachelor ArtScience 2017). An exhibition with work by the five artist opens at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam on the 1st of February and is on view until 22 March 2020.

Sharelly Emanuelson, En Mi Pais, 2019
Sharelly Emanuelson, En Mi Pais, 2019. Fotografie: Aad Hoogendoorn

Sharelly Emanuelson (1986), nominated by curator and writer Vincent van Velsen. He chose Emanuelson because she is able to “visualize the beauty and complexity of life on the Caribbean islands.” According to Van Velsen, her multimedia work contributes to the knowledge about “our ongoing relationship with the overseas territories.” Van Velsen also praises the valuable boost she fulfills with her art platform UniArte.

Philip Vermeulen, TLLLLLLLT, 2020
Philip Vermeulen, TLLLLLLLT, 2020. Fotografie: Aad Hoogendoorn

Phillip Vermeulen (1986), nominated by Suzanne Swarts, director of Museum Voorlinden. ‘’Phillip’s work is about looking, but even more about feeling.’’ says Swarts. ‘’Vermeulen creates compelling performative installations in which he stimulates all senses with sound, light and movement. In each creation, he again allows science, technology, visual arts and theater to merge into unforgettable sensations.’’

The Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs is an annual prize intended for artists up to 35 years old. The prize’s history has an illustrious list of winners, including amongst others former KABK Photography student Anne Geene (in 2018) and KABK Fine Arts alumna Femmy Otten (in 2013).

The winner of this year's edition will be announced on the 5th of March. The prize consist of €10.000,- (made available by Rabobank) and a book publication (supported by the Jaap Harten Fund) also worth €10.000,-.