Hélène Webers & Mels Evers
beeldend kunstenaar en curator, München
The jury is impressed with the work by this year's graduates.
Their practice is very diverse, unique and of good quality.
A selection of candidates was named for the Gilbert de Bontridder Award.
It took a lively discussion to come to our final decision. However, we are very happy to conclude that our prizewinner has a strong vision.
The jury highly appreciated being introduced to the work, also in conversation with Sara Bachour: we find her work innovative, convincing and of high quality.
Presenting a diversity of work in good physical presence, her strong signature runs through as a common thread. The work is based on openness of ideas and triggers curiosity.
The everyday is shown in appealing aesthetics, introducing a joyful and refreshing experience. With intelligence and humour, greater meanings unfold on multiple levels.
We encourage Sara to continue developing her work from this solid base also from a conceptual point of view and expect to hear much more from her the coming years – to which we are looking forward!
met dank aan