Edition 1

GREECE & CYPRUS - First Edition
For its first edition, Hyam chose to highlight aesthetics influenced by the interregnum experienced in Greece, Cyprus and beyond in the Mediterranean region. Consequences of a never ending economic crisis, inseminating bitterly the work of arts of the four selected finalists.

Les dates

  • July 2014 : Artcurial Paris

Called « Prize for the young mediterranean artistic scene » with the support of Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation. Maria Tsagakari was granted an endowment of 10 000 EUR to sustain her artistic practices related to cultural identity and help her developing her international visibility.

  • January 2016 : Artcurial, Paris

« Erotimatiko » group show featuring the work of prize recipient Maria Tsagkari and the three other finalists : Rania Bellou, Marianna Christofides, Athanasios Zagorisios in the lounges of the auction house.

  • From July to September 2016 : Hydra Island – Greece

Introduction of the installation « The New Green part 2 the expectation » commissioned work produced by Hyam and created by the prize recipient for the public space in Hydra.

Le comité

  • Alain Seban, then President of Centre Pompidou
  • Giorgos Agouridis, then President of the cultural center of Foundation Stavros Niarchos
  • Anna Kafetsi, then Head of EMST, Museum of contemporary art of Athens
  • Adelina Von Fürstenberg, founder and president of Art fo the world
  • Xenia Geroulanos and Thaddeus Ropac of Thaddeus Ropac Gallery
  • Katerina Gregos, then Head of Art Brussels
  • Andreas Kourkoulas and Maria Kokkinou, architects and authors (Benaki museum, Athens)
  • Thierry Ollat, Head of MAC of Marseille
  • Emmanuel Saulnier, Artist and Professor at the Fine Arts in Paris
  • François Tajan, deputy president of Artcurial