The grant ADAGP – Etant donnés 2019

04 Nov 2019

In 2019, the grant Bourse ADAGP – Étant donnés chose to granted two collective exhibitions gathering a dozen of artists from the French art scene. The Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati) will present from November 2019 one of the winning collective exhibitions in 2019: Confinement.



Initiated by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States and their partner foundation, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), Etant Donnés is a program that provides financial support to non-profit American institutions who wish to present the work of artists from the French scene.


The ADAGP wanted to support the scheme by offering two grants of € 15,000 each for assistance to the demonstration in American institutions prescribing artists mid-career, French nationality (or living in France for more than 5 years), members of the ADAGP.


This year, the two grants ADAGP-Etant donnés are attributed to


Franck Apertet, Nicolas Daubanes, Myriam Mihindou, Jean-Michel Pancin, Mathieu Pernot, Catherine Poncin, Till Roeskens et Annie Vigier.


Collective exhibition

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Project name: Confinement

November 22, 2019 – February 29 février 2020
Curator : Valentine Umansky



Fayçal Baghriche, Louisa Barbari, Halida Boughriet, Hakima El Djoudi, Karim Ghellousti, Yazid Oulab, Dania Reymond, Sara Sadik, Massinissa Selmani et Djamel Tatah.

Collective exhibition
The Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY

Project name: Waiting for Omar Gatlato
October 26, 2019 – March 15, 2020
Curator: Natasha Marie Llorens


In 2018, the grant supported Tatiana Trouvé and Kapwani Kiwanga exhibitions. Since then, Kapwani Kiwanga has a very good visibility especially in the USA: she received the Frieze Artist Award in 2018 and produced a monumental sculpture presented outdoors in NYC as part of this same fair.

In early 2019, Kiwanga continued this momentum by winning the equivalent of the Turner Prize in Canada, the Sobey Prize for the Arts, and the Prix Etant donnés, created for the 25th anniversary of the program.


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