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Emerige continues to support emerging young French artists by awarding the fourth Revelations Emergie Grant. Candidates can sign up online to be considered by the selection committee until March 31, 2017. 


Created in 2014 on the suggestion of Lauren Dumas, president of the Emerige Group, the grant is presented to visual artists working in all media (photography, painting, installation, video, etc.) under age 35, French or residing in France, and not represented by a professional gallery.


The grant has brought attention to the work of numerous artists, beginning with the winners of the first three editions: Vivien Roubaud (Galerie In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc), Lucie Picandet (Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois), and Edgar Sarin (Galerie Michel Rain), who have gone on to create interesting work since receiving the prize. Other finalists have also benefited from the attention brought to them by their consideration for the grant, including Kevin Rouillard (Galerie Cortex Athletico and Gallerie Continua), Keita Mori (Drawing Lab), or Elsa Parra and Johanna Benaious (Circulations, the Festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne).


Selected by a jury of art-world figures, the recipient will receive professional guidance, a studio space, and a grant of 15,000 euros to put toward his or her first solo exhibition. After the galleries In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc in 2014, Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois in 2015, and Michel Rein in 2016, this year the Galerie Papillon (Paris), which represents the artists Tatiana Wolska, Erik Dietman, and Didier Trenet, will be taking on the next winner.


For the first time this year, the young and dynamic The Pill gallery (Istanbul), which presents the work of emerging French artists internationally, will select an artist from among the finalists and organize a solo exhibition of their work. The recipient of the Revelations grant will also be invited to participate in a group exhibition at the gallery. With this new international collaboration, the Emerige grant aims to widen the exposure of the young artists whose talents it promotes.


As in previous years, all finalists will present their work in a group exhibition to give the artists an opportunity to make contacts with professionals of the art world and to present their work to a broader audience. Workshops for children and teens will be part of this year’s program. The exhibition, curated by Gael Charbau, will take place in Paris in November 2017; the winner of the 2017 grant will be announced during the opening night of the exhibition.