November 21, 2005 - Paris Photo - Anthony Goicolea : Winner of the BMW – Paris Photo Prize for Photography
November 21, 2005

Anthony Goicolea : Winner of the BMW – Paris Photo Prize for Photography

Anthony Goicolea: Winner of the BMW
17 – 20 November 2005

Paris Photo Prize for Photography
Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Anthony Goicolea, Ghost Ship, 2005, courtesy Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia.

Anthony Goicolea was named winner of the 2005 BMW Paris Photo Prize at a gala awards ceremony on 18th November at Paris Photo, receiving the 12 000 Euro (US$ 15, 000) prize.

Launched in 2004 to support and promote contemporary artists working in the field of photography, the BMW-Paris Photo Prize is open to living art photographers represented by galleries participating in Paris Photo. The theme for 2005 was Spirit on the Move, which is also the theme of BMWs upcoming advertising campaign.

29 out of 58 artists whose work was submitted by participating galleries were short-listed by a jury of international experts presided by Didier Maitret, Chairman of BMW France. The jury then worked to select the winning artist. The short-listed works were exhibited during Paris-Photo, enabling visitors to enjoy and appreciate contemporary art photography.

The winning work entitled Ghost Ship by Anthony Goicolea, promoted by the Luis Adelantado Gallery in Valencia, is part of a recent series called « Sheltered Life ». Digitally enhanced, the image represents a fairytale landscape: a giant tree rises out of a devastated, almost lunar, environment. Captured in its ancient branches is a ship carrying a motley group of nameless refugees, hippies, drop-outs, nomads or pirates embarked on their way to a better world.

Born in 1971 of Cuban origin, Anthony Goicolea is an American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been exhibited in one-man shows recently held at the Melbourne Contemporary Center of Photography in Australia as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Chicago. His work features in the art collections of the University of Georgia Library and Yale University.
This years jury of international experts is comprised of William Klein, photographer, Jean-Daniel Lorieux, photographer, Octave Manset, Director of Communications for BMW France, Serge Lemoine, Director of the Musée dOrsay, Pilar de Navascués, deputy director of museums for the Community of Madrid, and Juan Redon, Barcelona collector.

List of the 29 short listed artists exhibited at Paris Photo 2005 : Olivo Barbieri (Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporaneo, Firenze) – Sergio Belinchon (Galeria dels Angels, Barcelona) – Arièle Bonzon (Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon) – John Divola (Charles Cowles Gallery, New York) – Marco van Duyvendijk (Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam) – Barry Frydlender (Andrea Meslin Gallery, New York) – Anthony Goicolea (Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia) – Dionisio Gonzalez (Galeria Max Estrella, Madrid) – John Goto ( F5;6 Galerie, Munich) – Christian Houge (Scout Gallery, London) – DoDo Jin Ming (Michael Hoppen Gallery, London) – Nadav Kander (Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York) – Ryan McGinley (Galerie du Jour Agnès B., Paris) – Tobias Madörin (Ausstellungsraum 25, Zürich) – Anna Malagrida (Galeria Senda, Barcelona) – Alicia Martin (Galeria Oliva Arauna, Madrid) – Aitor Ortiz (Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg) – Scott Peterman (Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta) – Robert Polidori (Camera Work Gallery, Berlin) – Carlos & Jason Sanchez (Torch Gallery, Amsterdam) – Lise Sarfati (Yossi Milo, New York) – Vladimir Sichov (Art 75 Galerie Yves de Maria, Paris)- Kerry Skarbakka (Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen) – Melvin Sokolsky (Staley-Wise Gallery, New York) – Manit Sriwanichpoom (Galerie VU La Galerie, Paris) – Claudia Terstappen (Palma 12 Galeria, Vilafranca) – Anne Testut (Galerie Bernard Dudoignon, Paris)

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