June 21, 2016 - Villa Vassilieff - Artistic Committee for the 2017 Pernod Ricard Fellowship
June 21, 2016

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Exterior view of the Pernod Ricard studio at Villa Vassilieff. Image courtesy Villa Vassilieff. 

Artistic Committee for the 2017 Pernod Ricard Fellowship

Villa Vassilieff
Villa Marie Vassilieff, Chemin du Montparnasse
21 Avenue du Maine
75015 Paris
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11am–7pm

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Pernod Ricard and Villa Vassilieff are delighted to announce the Artistic Committee for the second edition of the Pernod Ricard Fellowship

2017 Artistic Committee:

Sunjung Kim, Director, Art Sonje Center, Seoul
Victoria Noorthoorn, Director, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Benjamin Seroussi, Director, Casa do Povo, Sao Paulo
Sumesh Sharma, Curator & Co-Founder of the Clark House Initiative, Bombay
Bisi Silva, Director, CCA, Lagos, Nigeria
Bernard Blistène, Director, National Museum of Modern Art, Paris
Colette Barbier, Director, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris
Mélanie Bouteloup, Director, Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research & Villa Vassilieff, Paris  
Virginie Bobin, Head of Programs, Villa Vassilieff, Paris

The Pernod Ricard Fellowship is conceived as a research and artistic platform, experimenting with non-linear models of generating and distributing knowledge to encourage different possible connections between researchers, contemporary artists, cultural institutions, non-profit organizations and the general public.  

Inheriting the cosmopolitan and convivial spirit of the historical studio, art academy and artists’ cantina founded and run by Marie Vassilieff in the heart of Montparnasse, the Fellows enjoy a tailor-made support, special meetings with local or international researchers and art professionals relevant to their needs, and access to a rich network of institutions in France and abroad such as Centre Pompidou, a long-term, privileged partner of Pernod Ricard and Villa Vassilieff. 

The Artistic Committee’s role is to identify potential international fellows (artists, curators and researchers) on the basis of a research proposal. In 2016, the Pernod Ricard fellows are Andrea Ancira (curator and researcher, Mexico DF, Mexico), Zheng Bo (artist, Hong Kong/Beijing), Sojung Jun (artist, Seoul)
 and Ernesto Oroza (artist, Miami/Havana). 

The 2017 Pernod Ricard fellows will be announced next fall.  

The Pernod Ricard fellows benefit from a 3-month residency in a private studio at Villa Vassilieff, a 6,000 euro grant to cover living expenses in Paris, a 5,000 euro production and research grant, as well one or two round-trips to Paris.  


About Villa Vassilieff 
Villa Vassilieff, a cultural establishment owned by the City of Paris, opened its doors in February 2016, in the heart of Montparnasse, on the site of Marie Vassilieff’s former studio, which until 2013 housed the Musée du Montparnasse. It is run by Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research, which is thus opening its second site of activities. Villa Vassilieff is conceived as a place for working and living, where to stimulate the blossoming of ideas, encounters and the sharing of knowledge. Pernod Ricard is its main sponsor. 

About Pernod Ricard 
Since its creation, Pernod Ricard has become a renowned actor in the French and international contemporary art scene. The group is a prime supporter of many art institutions, among which Centre Pompidou, Saatchi Gallery, Guggenheim Bilbao and New Museum, while its various brands conduct numerous actions in support of contemporary art and artists, such as Fondation Ricard for Contemporary Art, or Absolut Vodka and Havana Club’s initiatives among others, with the mission to render art widely accessible to all.

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