Initiated by ceramic brussels, the art prize aims to showcase the vitality and diversity of contemporary ceramic practice and to support contemporary creation.
The prize is open to art students and/or young artists living in Europe, not represented by a gallery, with no age limitation and a maximum of 10 years artistic practice and research in ceramics.
The 2024 call for artists opened in July 2023 and closed mid-September with around 200 applications.
→ The 2025 call will open in march 2024.
The group show features 10 laureates in an exhibition curated by Jean-Marc Dimanche, during ceramic brussels . Each artist and a selection of his/her/their pieces will be introduced to the public within a setup specifically elaborated.
The exhibition is developed to be accessible and visible to everyone: located at the entrance, it is free and open for the public to discover.
ceramic brussels art prize 2024 received around 200 applications.
The laureates were selected by a jury of renown professionals, and unveiled in October 2023, on our social networks.
The 2024 laureates:
Born in Moulins in 1998, Antoine Moulinard is a French ceramist and visual artist who now lives and works in Brussels. He has a master’s degree in ceramics from ENSAV La Cambre and is currently continuing his journey in Brussels at the Triphasé workshop while he is in residency at the Carrefour des Arts foundation. His work from the Functional Art movement is committed towards the LGBTQIA+ cause and inspired by the Camp aesthetic.
Audrey Ballacchino is a French artist of Italian descent born in the Vosges region in 1986. After completing a master’s degree in modern languages in Nancy, she took a training course at the Maison de la Céramique of Dieulefit. Her work is largely inspired by Sicilian folk art and she likes to combine tradition and contemporary expression.
Damien Fragnon is a French artist born in Clermont-Ferrand in 1987. After obtaining a Higher National Diploma in Plastic Expression from the ESAAA, he took up several residencies in Picardy and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, among others. At the heart of his art is eco-repair and environmental simulation, which he creates using various media such as metal, light and natural elements.
Elsa Guillaume is a French artist born in 1989 in Carpentras. She graduated from the Beaux-arts in Paris in 2013 and moved to Belgium in 2019. Elsa's work brings together her passion for the sea, drawing and ceramics. She divides her time between studio work and field research, where she draws and photographs natural elements.
François Bauer is a visual ceramist born in 1986 and currently based in Strasbourg. In 2014, he obtained a master's degree in research from the University of the Arts in Strasbourg before pursuing professional training as a designer in Ceramic Arts at IEAC Guebwiller in Alsace. Drawing is omnipresent in his work and he seeks to deepen the link between drawing and design, between image and object.
Born in 1984, Inup Park is a Korean artist now based in Amsterdam. After studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, he completed two residencies at the EKWC in 2021 and 2023. His works are dynamic and luminous, and he often uses his body to represent them and highlight his emotions.
Joke Raes is a Belgian artist born in Bruges in 1983. She obtained a master's degree in visual arts from the University of Ghent Sint-Lucas. Her art is inspired by a deep interest in the interactions between people and their environment, in the delicate balance between our emotions and the outside world.
Jonas Moënne is a French artist born in the Alps in 1992 and based in Brussels. In 2018, he obtained a Master's degree in visual arts with a ceramics option from ENSAV La Cambre. His work as a sculptor is mainly characterised by research into the medium of fire, and his pieces deal with the complex relationship between humanity and the rest of the living world.
Ming-Miao Ko is a Taiwanese artist born in Taipei in 1984, who currently lives and works in Antwerp. She graduated from the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Finland in 2018 with a master's degree in culture and the arts, and from the PXL-MAD school of arts in Hasselt in 2021 with a master's degree in fine arts. Her work focuses on the fluidity between materiality, corporeality and the creation of meaning. She blurs the boundaries between body and object, human and non-human, sexuality and reproduction.
Duo Vertigo is a project by Nitsa Meletopoulos and Victor Alarçon, created in 2020 in Moly Sabata and now based in Chapaize, France. Victor previously studied architecture at HEPIA in Geneva, while Nitsa has a master's degree in fine arts from the Ecole Supérieure d'Arts d'Avignon. Both then trained at the Maison de la Céramique in Dieulefit. Their 4-hand-made pieces speak of love, desire and sex, but also of disenchantment, and combine traditional and contemporary pottery.
The laureates are selected by a jury of renown professionals. The 2025 jury will be unveiled in march 2024.
Thanks to institutional partners, additional awards are attributed to a selection of laureates.