Yasmina Benabderrahmane, winner of LE BAL AWARD OF THE YOUNG CREATION WITH THE ADAGP 2019

13 Oct 2017

The ADAGP Prize LE BAL of Young Creation is intended for photographers and / or videographers under 40 residing in Europe. It is intended to accompany the winner for two years in the realization of a project of creation already begun.


In its first edition, LE BAL award of young creation with the ADAGP elected Clement Cogitore, for his project Braguino or The impossible community, exhibited in LE BAL from September 15 to December 24, 2017.

This year the jury, chaired by Diane Dufour, director of the BAL, is composed of: Hugues Aubry, sponsor; Alain Bublex, artist; Léa Bismuth, independent curator; Élizabeth Garouste, artist and designer; Régine Hatchondo, Director General of Artistic Creation, Ministry of Culture; Valérie Jouve, photographer; Rebecca Larmarche-Vadel, Palais de Tokyo and Thomas Schlesser, Director of the Hartung-Bergman Foundation.

LE BAL and the ADAGP are pleased to announce the winner of this second edition: Yasmina Benabderrahmane, for her project A bras le corps exhibited in LE BAL in autumn 2019 and accompanied by a publication. Yasmina Benabderrahmane is also awarded a € 20,000 grant that will allow her to complete her project. Her portrait will be filmed by Arte and diffused on the site of Arte Creative.

Among the 497 files received, the jury also wanted to distinguish 5 favorites: Josh Bilton, Mélanie Pavy, Enrique Ramirez, Maxence Rifflet and Sebastian Stumpf.

In September 2018, two masterclass days will be held, where they will have the opportunity to meet professionals and personalities from the world of the visual arts (publishers, graphic artists, heads of institutions, critics, artists, collectors, etc.) with the aim to understand the meaning of their work, to enrich and to evolve their project of creation.



"I come from a part of a Muslim family practicing: the representation of the body is seen as a sacrilege. On the other hand I am the daughter of a hairdresser and I grew up in a beauty institute. However, the relationship with the body has always been a taboo in my family. This dichotomy between the modest body in the intimate sphere and the public body is for me a source of astonishment and fascination. I aspire to show what one does not see and to divert what one sees. - Yasmina Benabderrahmane

YASMINA BENABDERRAHMANE was born in 1983 in Rueil-Malmaison. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2009 and from the Le Fresnoy National Contemporary Art Studio in 2015. Her work has been the subject of several collective exhibitions, notably at the 54th Contemporary Art Fair of Paris, city of Montrouge in 2009, or the exhibition Jeune Création in 2013 at CENTQUATRE.


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