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Kader Attia
Marcel Duchamp Prize Nominee

The MARCEL DUCHAMP PRIZE has been organized in partnership with the Centre Pompidou since its founding in 2000 and with the FIAC since 2005.


The Marcel Duchamp Prize was created in 2000 by the ADIAF. Its ambition is to honour a French artist or artist residing in France, representative of his or her generation and working in the field of the plastic and visual arts: installation, video, painting, photography, sculpture … In keeping with the essential artist after whom it is named, this prize wishes to bring together the most innovative artists of their generation on the French scene and encourage all of the new artistic forms, thereby stimulating creation.


Unique of its kind, this collector’s prize allows a new generation of artists to benefit from a structure which encourages their recognition, gives greater visibility to their works and helps promote their international career. More than 60 artists, winners and nominees have been honoured by the Marcel Duchamp Prize since its launch. They offer a very open vision of contemporary art in France and make up a unique panorama of French creation in all its richness and vitality.


Since its creation, the Marchel Duchamp Prize has been organized in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, the French National Museum of Modern Art, which has chosen to widen its mode of selecting the artists it exhibits by way of the eye of the collector. Since 2005, the FIAC, the Paris International Art Fair, has combined forces with the organizers to offer the selected artists an even bigger showcase while giving them increased visibility with French and overseas collectors.


Photo by Pirje Mykkänen