The Shizuko Yoshikawa Promotion Award 2018 goes to LAURE MARVILLE (*1990 Lausanne, lives and works in Geneva)
The Shizuko Yoshikawa and Josef Müller-Brockmann Foundation’s biennial Shizuko Yoshikawa Promotional Award 2018 goes to Laure Marville. In 2018, she graduated from the visual arts program at ECAL in Lausanne. The artist is the second winner of the CHF 25,000 prize. The sponsorship award is aimed at young female artists and is intended to facilitate their entry into an artistic career.
Laure Marville, born in Lausanne in 1990, is a Swiss-based artist currently working in Geneva. Always incorporating multiple readings, she uses artworks as carpets, paintings as stamps, humor as a device, taste as a playground, identity as a stencil, references as patterns. The various materials and techniques she uses, which often involve a fabric-based materiality, such as the gesture of knitting and sewing or the act of manual printing, aim to create a system of references and codes in accordance with a non-hierarchical and complex kind of art practice. This interest in craft processes can also be understood as a statement calling for more domesticity, friendship and organic collaboration. In 2014, Laure Marville received her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Art and Design (HEAD) in Geneva. Her work has been shown in several art spaces in Switzerland and Europe, including Palais de l’Athénée (Geneva), Fabrika (Moscow), WallRiss (Fribourg), Galerie Rotwand (Zurich), Centre PasquArt (Biel), Rosa Brux (Brussels), Halle nord (Geneva), Fri Art (Fribourg) or Villa Bernasconi (Grand-Lancy).
Shizuko Yoshikawa, artist, Unterengstringen (founder)
Christine Streuli, artist, Berlin (guest expert)
Nicole Schweizer, curator contemporary art, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (guest expert)
Elisabeth Grossmann (member of the foundation board)
Lars Müller (President of the Foundation)