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Guy Oliver and Reman Sadani Win 2020 Jerwood/FVU Awards

Above: Reman Sadani, Blinking Exercise No.1, 2018.
Above: Reman Sadani, Blinking Exercise No.1, 2018.

LONDON, ENGLAND—The Jerwood/FVU Awards announced last week that Guy Oliverand Reman Sadani have been named the winners of the 2020 edition of the moving-image prize. The artists will receive $31,100 each in support of the creation of new works, which will be exhibited at Jerwood Space in London from March 31 to May 31, 2020 before touring the UK.

Sadani’s proposed work considers the impulse to travel alongside the phenomenon of contemporary displacement and forced migration. Oliver’s project examines the legacies of cultural icons and their falls from grace. The winning proposals for the seventh iteration of the prize, whose curatorial theme is “Hindsight” and addresses time, nostalgia, and collective memory, were selected from a pool of more than two hundred applications by artist Shezad Dawood; Irene Aristizábal, head of curatorial and public practice at Baltic and cocurator of the British Art Show 9 (2020); Steven Bode, director of Film and Video Umbrella; and Harriet Cooper, head of visual arts at Jerwood Arts.

“The Jerwood/FVU Awards responds to a need for significant major commissions for early-career moving-image artists, enabling them to create ambitious, timely and often challenging new works,” said Cooper. “We are delighted to be working with Guy and Reman over the coming months to realize their thought-provoking proposals and look forward to presenting the final works in the gallery at Jerwood Space next year.”

July 12, 2019