August 18, 2007

Marlene Dumas receives €55,000 Düsseldorf art prize

Jennifer Allen reports in ArtForumt: "Painter Marlene Dumas has won Germany's prestigious Düsseldorf art prize, worth €55,000 ($74,875). As the APA and DPA report, the South African artist—who has lived in the Netherlands since 1976—was chosen to show in the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1995. In addition to participating in Documenta in 1982 and in 1992, Dumas was honored with a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2001. The Düsseldorf prize, which was awarded to Bruce Nauman last year, will be presented to Dumas in an official ceremony in the city this fall." Read more. See images of her work on the Saatchi Gallery website.