Manuel Dampeyroux The Book of Youssra, 2023

Burcu Perçin Solidarity (detail), 2022

Kevin Driscoll A monument to contemporary architecture, 2024


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Scott Urquhart Of A Home, 2023


$24,000 USD Awarded Annually – 6 Winners Per Round + 18 Finalists + 200 Artists Highly Commended

Each round 6 Winning artists are exhibited by Homiens, receive an unrestricted cash award of $500, are published in our exhibition catalog, receive an optional interview, feature in our prestigious annual publication The Homiens 60, and may request a letter of recommendation from our Jurors. 12 additional Finalists per round exhibit with Homiens and are published in our exhibition catalog. Up to 200 artists are Highly Commended and celebrated across our media. All entrants are considered for exhibition and may apply to participate in our Meet the Artists initiative. Jurors’ feedback available. All artworks accepted, and all artists may enter.

Kerry Collison The Devil’s on the Streets of Swansea, 2023


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Mátyás Zsolt Sárosi Our feet took root, 2023


Raoul Orzabal The Rockies (detail), 2022

Lucas Stolz Wabi Sabi, 2024

Homiens News

At the 60th Venice Biennale? Here’s our round up of the best takes so far on the 2024 line up:

Start with this overview from Artnet of the most eye-catching pavilions on offer: “Here Are 7 Standout Pavilions at the 2024 Venice Biennale, From a Quirky Sculptural Orchestra to a Luscious ‘Creole Garden’.”

Disagree? You might like Alex Greenberger’s (ARTnews) take on “The 10 Best National Pavilions at the Venice Biennale” which, unlike Artnet’s summary, features John Akomfrah’s Great Britain Pavilion, Toyin Ojih Odutola’s work in the Nigerian Pavilion, and more.

If you’d like a more intimate account of Akomfrah’s project for the Biennale, you might enjoy Taylor Dafoe’s piece for Artnet, “British Pavillion Artist John Akomfrah Uses Water and Sound to Synthesize Big Ideas.” Ben Davis has also shared a more personal, on-the-ground photo diary, which centers on Adriano Pedrosa’s “Foreigners Everywhere” brief.

If you’re after a detailed look at a beguiling work, take a closer look at Kapwani Kiwanga’s exhibition for the Canada Pavilion, documented here in “At Kapwani Kiwanga’s Pavilion in Venice, Tiny Glass Beads Carry the Weight of History” by Kate Brown for Artnet.

The best summary we’ve read? It’s got to be this co-written review with contributions from Vivienne Chow, Janelle Zara, Jo Lawson-Tancred, Naomi Rea, Kate Brown, and Margaret Carrigan, which delves into the hype around certain projects, before assessing their actual impact: “There Are a Ton of Shows to See Around the Venice Biennale—Here’s Our Take on What’s Worth Seeing (and What’s Not).”

“To be a visual artist is not a profession – it is existence. In the Maysles’ film The Gates, she is in a car and a journalist is asking, “You’re very advanced in age, will you retire?” And Jeanne-Claude says, “Artists do not retire, they simply die.” It’s not a profession, it’s existence, you know? You exist through art. You cannot even compare it to other professions, in the office and things like that.” Christo for The Talks

Get ready: Adriano Pedrosa’s 2024 Venice Biennale opens to the public on Saturday, 20th of April, the opening coinciding with the Biennale’s jury announcement of the winners for the Golden Lions at 11:00 CEST. Emily Watlington from Art In America has shared a review of Day 1, which you can view here “Venice Diary Day 1: A First Look Inside the Biennale’s “Foreigners Everywhere” Main Exhibition.” You can also read more about Pedrosa’s efforts here, from The Art Newspaper: “Venice Biennale 2024 Review | Intimacy and violence: ‘Foreigners Everywhere’ explodes the Biennale model.”

Curator Sylvain Amic, the former chair of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen in Normandy, has been chosen by Emmanuel Macron as the next chair of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

You can also now take a look at the artists slated to take part in the 2024 Gwangju Biennale, due to open in the South Korean city of Gwangju on September 7. This year, the exhibition will be curated by French curator, Nicolas Bourriaud, who released the names at a recent press conference.

“As a young emerging visual artist, I am grateful to Homiens for this significant encouragement. This recognition motivates me to persevere and continue creating and exploring in the future. Homiens has built such a supportive and diverse artistic community across borders, and I am so happy to be a part of it. Thank you, for this wonderful opportunity.” Wenhui Jiang (Winner of the Homiens Art Prize)

“The Homiens Art Prize has provided not just financial aid but also crucial exposure that opens doors to new opportunities and collaborations. Thank you, Homiens for your commitment to artists and their journey.” Kevin Driscoll (Winner of the Homiens Art Prize)

“Being Longlisted for the Homiens Art Prize has afforded me the first institutional recognition of my artwork, a motivating accolade that I previously thought was out of my reach as a self-taught painter.” Emma Lunica (Longlisted for the Homiens Art Prize)

“I am grateful for the recognition Homiens has given me and for their support. The support given helps me to continue forward in the progression of my career.” John Sproul (Longlisted for the Homiens Art Prize)

“I am very thankful for the recognition of my work. Having been chosen for the Longlist and the appreciation of my work means a lot to me and encourages me to continue on my path. Thank you for this!” Sybille Hayek (Longlisted for the Homiens Art Prize)

“This is a most promising and timely acknowledgement of my art practice. It gives me a light of joy and a beacon of hope to fathom what can be achieved with both my professional and personal ambitions. Homiens presents outstanding opportunities for artists all over the world to find recognition and community. Thank you Homiens.” Jeff Hansen (Longlisted for the Homiens Art Prize)