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The 2014 Prix Canson® Jury


Yan Pei-Ming l President of the jury


Born in 1960 in Shanghai, Yan Pei-Ming is a Chinese-born, French painter.

He has lived and worked in Dijon since the 1980s. When he arrived in France he studied at Dijon’s École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, and moved to Paris in 1988 to join the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques. In 1993, he was a resident at the Villa Médicis in Rome.

In the past decades, Yan Pei-Ming’s work has been shown around the world in prestigious institutions such as the Louvre museum, Mannheim’s Kunsthalle, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo (GAMeC) or, more recently, QMA Gallery in Doha in 2012.

2014 will see two major exhibitions dedicated to Yan Pei-Ming, at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Fondation Vincent van Gogh in Arles.


The jury members


Jimena Blázquez Abascal - Director, NMAC Foundation (Cadix, Spain)

Jimena Blázquez Abascal heads the NMAC Foundation and since 2003 she is also a curator for MOMA PS1. She is on the jury for several art prizes and contributes to various influential magazines.


Philippe Cohen - French art collector

Philippe Cohen has collected contemporary art for over 20 years, with a particular focus on drawing and video. He exhibited part of his collection at the Passage de Retz in Paris, and at Moscow’s Modern Art Museum in 2014. He played an instrumental role in the creation of a committee dedicated to emerging French artists at the Israel Museum, and recently gifted his collection of 19th-century orientalist drawings to the museum.


Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel - Curator, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France)

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel studied political science, history and history of art at the Sorbonne. She started her career as an independent curator in Germany before joining the Palais de Tokyo.


Brett Littman - Executive director, Drawing Center (New York, USA)

Brett Littman worked for non-profit organisations such as Urban Glass, Dieu Donné Papermill and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center before becoming Executive director of the Drawing Center in 2007. He also curates exhibitions, including Mariko Mori at the Japan Society Gallery in 2013 and David Lynch at the Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery in Los Angeles.


Enrico Lunghi - General director, MUDAM (Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg)

Art historian Enrico Lunghi started his career as an assistant at the Musée national d’histoire et d’art de Luxembourg, before becoming artistic director of the Casino Luxembourg-Forum d’art contemporain. Since 2009 he has been the General director of the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean.


Rosa Maria Malet - Director, Joan Miró Foundation (Barcelona, Spain)

Rosa Maria Malet started her career at Barcelona’s Joan Miró Foundation in December 1975. From assistant curator and curator she went on to become director of the Foundation in 1980. She curated the major exhibition dedicated to American artist Roni Horn which will open at the Foundation in June 2014.


Didier Ottinger - Deputy director, Musée national d’Art moderne and Head of programming, Centre Pompidou (Paris, France)

Didier Ottinger is a curator and an art critic. He is acclaimed for his work on exhibitions including Edward Hopper at the Grand Palais, Le Surréalisme et l’objet at the Centre Georges Pompidou and for his books on modern and contemporary painting.


Jean-Marc Prévost - Director, Musée du Carré d’Art (Nîmes, France)

Jean-Marc Prévost heads Nîmes’s Carré d’Art since 2012 and acts as artistic consultant for the arts for the Festival d’Automne in Paris. Prior to that he was a curator at the Direction des Musées de Marseille, head of the Musée départemental d’Art Contemporain in Rochechouart, and artistic creation inspector at the French Ministry of Culture’s délégation des Arts Plastiques.