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Foundwork Artist Prize 2023 awarded to Valerie Asiimwe Amani
We are delighted to announce that Ruskin DPhil student Valerie Asiimwe Amani received the Foundwork Artist Prize 2023.
'To Dismantle A House', Installation and performance, 2022
From the jury's statement:
"The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award for contemporary artists working in any media. The 2023 Honoree is Valerie Asiimwe Amani currently based in Oxford, UK. Previous honorees include Dominique White (2022), Kent Chan (2021) and Onyeka Igwe (2021)."
"We’d also like to express enormous gratitude to this year’s jury—Alex Gartenfeld, Davida Nemeroff, Shinique Smith, Emiliano Valdés, and Nicola Vassell—for their crucial role and care in this process, as well as to all the artists on our platform who presented their work to be considered by participating in our online community."
"Valerie Asiimwe Amani is a Tanzanian artist and writer. Working through various physical and embodied mediums, her practice interrogates the ways in which body erotics, language, and the mythical are used to situate (or isolate) the self within community."
"Alongside this news, the Dialogues interview between Valerie Asiimwe Amani and critic Daniella Brito can be found on the Foundwork website.
More information available: https://foundwork.art/artist-prize"