Barcelona, 24 January 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Artist Roni Horn (born in 1955) was just awarded the fourth edition of the Joan Miró Prize – a very generous cash award which she will receive on occasion of a ceremony due to take place on 30 January at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona.
The artist was acclaimed by the jury for her ability to “explore new dimensions and horizons”, a quality which she “shares with Joan Miró”. The jury favoured innovation and freedom of creation above all, which they believe are values that characterised the life and work of Miró. According to the jury, Roni Horn “has not ceased to impress international audiences with a multifaceted artistic practice (…). Horn is an artist that has authored an elusive work that, like Miró’s, is endlessly open, does not discriminate between media, and has a special focus on place and placement, as well as on drawing as a process and a compass.”
As well as a € 70,000-cash prize, Horn will be offered the possibility to exhibit her work in the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and in CaixaForum in Madrid in 2014. She will also receive an award conceived by designer André Ricard.
The Joan Miró Prize is awarded every other year by an international jury in recognition of present-day artistic work. It is awarded by the Fundació Joan Miró and sponsored by the Obra Social “la Caixa”, with the aim of promoting the visual arts.
Roni Horn explores very different media and techniques, in turns sculpture, design, photography, writing; but always with a conceptual and minimalist twist. Horn has always been determined to address questions of strong social significance such as gender issues, identity, androgyny and the relationship between subject and object. She is also a keen portrait and landscape artist.