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The Winners


Under the High Patronage of H.M. the King

From left to right and top to bottom :Kris Vleeschouwer Breaking Bounds, 2004 Installation Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerpen Photo Carine Demete.
Carlos Aires, Alter Ego Installation HISK, Antwerpen, 2004
Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost P.M. 20, principal model for Residenz, 2002
Olivier Foulon « En coulisses, parfois, les artistes changent de costumes » Actualités Installation Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2002 .
Sébastien Reuzé Le périphérique de Paris, 2004 .
Cindy Wright Skin 2, 2004 Olieverf op doek, 200 x 140 cm.


KRIS VLEESCHOUWER is Belgian. He was born in Mortsel in 1972.
“As an artist, I constantly try to reach the limits between what is possible and what is impossible, he says. In an innovating manner his project fuses together the world of art and that of corporations, through an internet connection and a very elaborate technical system. The result is an innovating mental universe for all of those who participate.

CARLOS AIRES is Spanish. He was born in 1974 in Ronda.
His work looks into subjects such as education, power, sexuality, morale, cultural diversity, traditions, mortality, politics and human rights. He believes that everything we believe to be history, our history, looses its objectivity and its credibility. His work affirms nothing, it questions.

SIMONA DENICOLAI is Italian. She was born in Milano in 1972. IVO PROVOOST is Belgian. He was born in Diksmuide in 1974.
They believe the difference between real and false is not important. Everything is real or false, as long as we believe it and assume it. We evolve in a context in which the image we have imagined is built. Their project touches on the theme of the imagination.

OLIVIER FOULON is Belgian. He was born in 1976 in Anderlecht.
He offers deep thinking on the museum and on cultural history in general. He revisits and interprets defined images as works of art. Along his visits he makes drawings and sketches, then enlarges them and puts them in relation with enlarged copies of original works.

SÉBASTIEN REUZÉ is French. He was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1970.
He takes photographs of what he sees in the street and leads us to look at the city in a different manner, by observing details that apparently are not very important, and expressions of moods. There is no staging nor technical manipulation in his work.

CINDY WRIGHT is Belgian. She was born in Herentals in 1972.
She paints monumental portraits of certain visitors in her workshop and confronts these radical works with very enlarged details of pieces of meat, like sausages. Her pictorial art belongs to the domain of realism – the pictorial medium is present in a very tangible manner.

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Hendrik Driessen is the director of De Pont at Tilburg. Enrico Lunghi is the artistic director of Casino (Forum of contemporary art) in Luxemburg. Anda Rottenberg directed the Zacheta National Art Gallery in Warsaw for a long time. Jean-Hubert Martin has directed various institutions such as the Kunsthalle in Bern and the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris. Bartomeu Mari is the Chief Curator at the MACBA in Barcelona.
Substitute Members: Flor Bex, honorary director of the MuHKA and Patricia Depeuter, Curator of the ING Collection in Belgium.
YOUNG BELGIAN PAINTING Young Belgian painting was founded in 1950. Every two years it awards its prizes based on the decisions of an international jury. The artists invited to participate must be Belgian or must have resided in Belgium for at least a year, and be under 35 years old on 1st January 2005. The winners are invited to exhibit in the rooms of the Palais des Beaux-Arts during the Summer and the Prizes are awarded by the jury on the day of the official opening of the exhibit, during which they will be announced.
Four prizes are awarded: a prize of 25.000 €, the Crowet Prize, and three of 12500€, the Langui Prize, the Palais des Beaux-Arts Prize and the ING Prize