COAL Award 2013 – The nominees

COAL Award 2013 – The nominees

The COAL Art and Environment Prize will reward the commitment of contemporary artists to current environmental issues. For this fourth edition of the COAL Prize, which focuses on the theme of Adaptation, more than 200 artists from some 30 countries participated. The winning project, chosen from among ten nominated projects, will receive an award of 10,000 euros on April 2.

The ten projects nominated for the 2013 COAL Award are:

The Living Library – Digital Farm Collective/Matthew Moore (born 1976 in San Jose, California, USA)
Transitional architecture – Laurent Tixador (Born in 1965 in Colmar, France)
In praise of the outside – Liliana Motta (Born in 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Urban Farm Units – Damien Chivialle (Born in 1982 in Le Mans, France)
Contingent Movements Archive – Hanna Husberg (Born 1981 in Kangasala, Finland)
Productive structures – Nicolas Floc’h (Born in 1970 in Rennes, France)
Bakehouse Bjorvijka – Futurefarmers/Amy Franceschini (Born in 1970, in Patterson, California, USA)
The observatory of Mr. Martins – Ivana Adaime Makac (Born in 1978 in Las Flores, Argentina)
Halfway to heaven – Zhao Renhui (Born in 1983 in Singapore)
July 31 in Fiesch – Anna Katharina Scheidegger (Born in 1976 in Sumiswald, Switzerland)


The Coal Prize 2012 Jury is composed of:

Claude d’Anthenaise, Chief Curator of the Museum of Hunting and Nature
Judith Benhamou-Huet, Art critic and curator
Patrick Degeorges, Philosopher, emerging and strategic ideas at the Ministry of Ecology
David Edwards, Founder of the Laboratory
Jennifer Flay, Artistic Director of the FIAC
Thomas Grenon, Director General of the National Museum of Natural History
Raphaël Ménard, Director of Foresight, Egis Group
Chiara Parisi, Director of Cultural Programs at La Monnaie de Paris
Gaëlle Rocher, Yves Rocher Foundation
Gilles Tiberghien, Philosopher


Catalog COAL Awards 2013


The Coal Art & Environment Prize ceremony will take place on April 2 at 6:30 pm at Le Laboratoire, Paris 1st.

The COAL Prize is placed under the high patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the National Center for Plastic Arts. It is supported by the Yves Rocher Foundation and the Egis Group. The ceremony is organized in partnership with Le Laboratoire, Hédonie and the New-York agency.


Image credit: Antti Laitinen, Self-portrait in the swamp, 2002

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    COAL mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues and accompanies the emergence of a new culture of ecology through its actions such as the COAL Prize, curating exhibitions, advising institutions and communities, European cooperation, and the animation of conferences, workshops and the first dedicated website


    COAL has been awarding the COAL Prize Art and Environment every year since 2010 and the COAL Student Prize - Culture & Diversity since 2020.

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    Cooperation programs on a European and international scale, support for institutions in their ecological transition through tailor-made accompaniment and training, promotion of arts and ecology issues through publications and numerous conferences and workshops.