Support for contemporary creation
Created in 2014 by Emerige Group Chairman Laurent Dumas and exhibition curator Gaël Charbau, the Révélations Emerige Grant is aimed at visual artists in every area of practice (photography, painting, installation, video, etc.). To be eligible, artists must be under 35 years of age, French or living in France and not represented by a professional gallery.
The Révélations Emerige has already facilitated the emergence of work by several artists, beginning with the recipients of the Grant in the last six years: Vivien Roubaud (Galerie In Situ – fabienne leclerc), Lucie Picandet (Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois), Edgar Sarin (Galerie Michel Rein), Linda Sanchez (Galerie Papillon), Paul Mignard (Galerie Jérôme Poggi) and Paul Heintz (gb agency), all of whom have since received a lot of coverage in the art media. Other finalists have also benefited from the springboard of the Grant by having their work noticed and seen more widely. They include Bianca Bondi (Lyon Biennial 2019), Léonard Martin (Nuit Blanche 2019, Lyon Biennial 2019), Randa Maroufi (Embellir Paris), Mali Arun (Palais de Tokyo, 2019), Raphaëlle Peria (Drawing Lab, 2018), Ugo Schiavi (Nuit Blanche 2018) and Fabien Léaustic (Nemo Biennial, 2019, Nuit Blanche 2018) among many others.
Chosen by a panel of leading figures from the art world, the winner receives professional support, studio space for one year and an overall grant of €15,000 to be used for staging his or her first solo exhibition in the partner gallery. One of the remaining eleven nominees is selected by a partner institution for a residency in another country (The Pill, Istanbul, 2017-2018 and Hestia Art Residency and Exhibition Bureau, Belgrade, 2018-2019).