Announcing the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates

The Prince Claus Fund is very excited to Announce the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates. 

HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands will present the 2016 Principal Prince Claus Award to Thai filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul on 15 December.

Five additional Prince Claus Awards will be presented to: chef and food activist Kamal Mouzawak (Lebanon), interdisciplinary cultural centre PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F) (Pakistan), graphic designer, artist, educator and historian Bahia Shehab (Egypt/Lebanon), the digital portal La Silla Vacía (Colombia) and architect Vo Trong Nghia (Vietnam). The Prince Claus Awards Ceremony will be held in the presence of members of the Dutch Royal Family at the Royal Palace Amsterdam. 

For the past 20 years, the Prince Claus Fund has honoured visionary artists and organisations for their excellent, pioneering work in culture and development. www.princeclausfund.org

Photo Courtesy: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Announcing the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates

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Apichatpong  Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (1970, Thailand), filmmaker and artist

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is an artist and a leader of Thailand’s independent cinema movement. His works subtly address complex social issues and personal politics through mesmerising aesthetics and innovative, non-linear narrative forms. He is also committed to promoting experimental and independent filmmaking in Thailand through his company Kick the Machine Films. Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s work will be exhibited at EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam in September 2017. 

Find the report from the 2016 Prince Claus Awards Committee here

To watch the Awards film about the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul please click here

Kamal Mouzawak

Kamal Mouzawak

Kamal Mouzawak (1969, Lebanon), chef and food activist

Kamal Mouzawak is a chef and food activist passionate about sustainable food production and traditions and identity through cuisine and agriculture. Founder of Beirut’s first organic market and the cooperative restaurant, Tawlet (Table), Mouzawak draws on rural communities’ culinary knowledge while raising awareness of the importance of sustainable food through cooking classes, health education and environmental campaigns. 

Find the report from the 2016 Prince Claus Awards Committee here

To watch the Awards film about the work of Kamal Mouzawak please click here

PeaceNiche / The Second Floor  (T2F)

PeaceNiche / The Second Floor (T2F)

PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F) (2007, Pakistan), interdisciplinary cultural centre

PeaceNiche, a not-for-profit organisation founded by Sabeen Mahmud (1974-2015), is an interdisciplinary space that promotes democratic discourse and conflict resolution through intellectual and cultural engagement. Its flagship project T2F is one of the few community spaces for open dialogue; it features a café and bookshop and hosts a packed agenda ranging from writer meet-ups to performing arts to open mic nights.     

Find the report from the 2016 Prince Claus Awards Committee here

To watch the Awards film about the work of T2F please click here

Bahia Shehab

Bahia Shehab

Bahia Shehab (1977, Egypt/Lebanon), graphic designer, artist, educator

Bahia Shehab combines Islamic art history with contemporary Arab politics and feminist discourse in her art, activism and academic work. By tagging Cairo with calligraphy graffiti during the Arab Spring, creating artworks from reproduced ancient letters, and compiling the first Arabic script encyclopaedia, Shehab uses the past to shed new light on the present and inspires the next generation of academics and graphic designers. 

Find the report from the 2016 Prince Claus Awards Committee here

To watch the Awards film about the work of Bahia Shehab please click here

La Silla  Vacía

La Silla Vacía

La Silla Vacía [The Empty Chair] (LSV) (2009, Colombia), interactive online portal

La Silla Vacía is an interactive online portal for news and stories that examine the way power is exercised in Colombia. LSV does investigative reporting on subjects others will not touch, setting high standards for Latin American journalism. Its innovative digital approach stimulates civic engagement and generates informed debate around social issues.

Find the report from the 2016 Prince Claus Awards Committee here

To watch the Awards film about the work of La Silla Vacía please click here

Vo Trong  Nghia

Vo Trong Nghia

Vo Trong Nghia (1976, Vietnam), architect

Vo Trong Nghia is an architect who is putting sustainable architecture on the map by combining local materials and traditional skills with 21st century design.  With a focus on green spaces, his designs range from major urban structures to durable but inexpensive housing for remote communities. His approach to urban design is shaping the future of architecture and transforming Vietnam’s urban landscape. However, at the core of his practice, he uses the physical environment to reconnect humans back to Mother Nature.

Find the report from the 2016 Prince Claus Awards Committee here

To watch the Awards film about the work of Vo Trong Nghia please click here

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Announcing the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates

The Prince Claus Fund is very excited to Announce the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates.  HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands will present the 2016 Principal Prince Claus Award to Thai filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul on 15 December. Five additional Prince Claus Awards will be presented to: chef and food activist Kamal Mouzawak (Lebanon), interdisciplinary cultural centre PeaceNiche...

 
 
 
 

Announcing the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates

The Prince Claus Fund is very excited to Announce the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates.  HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands will present the 2016 Principal Prince Claus Award to Thai filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul on 15 December. Five additional Prince Claus Awards will be presented to: chef and food activist Kamal Mouzawak (Lebanon), interdisciplinary cultural centre PeaceNiche...