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Marina Abramovic receives Spain's most prestigious culture prize

The performance artist was awarded the Princess of Asturias award for the arts (laureate)

Italian photographer dropped from prize after accusations he identified rape survivors in India without consent

By publishing full names alongside images, Marco Gualazzini stands accused of breaking child protection laws and putting his subjects in danger

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Inaugural Oberlander Prize goes to landscape architect

Julie Bargmann wins the $100,000 award, which recognises her focus on advancing urban regeneration in marginalised communities

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Bradford, Southampton and the county of Cornwall make the UK City of Culture 2025 longlist

But Banksy ‘spraycation’ towns are eliminated from the competition

New Museum announces sculpture award for women artists

Five artists will be commissioned to create sculptures for the museum’s public plaza when its expansion is complete

Lubaina Himid creates work for UK government collection inspired by climate change and Black Lives Matter

Turner Prize-winning artist wins the annual Robson Orr TenTen Award, with 15 copies of the print going on display in official buildings

‘Excellence in Essex’: Firstsite wins Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021

The small contemporary art organisation was awarded the £100,000 prize for its work during the pandemic and engagement with the local community

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'India is an example of fascism unchecked': Jameel Prize-nominated activist Sofia Karim on her samosa packets of solidarity

The London-based artist's Turbine Bagh project shines light on human rights abuses across South Asia

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James Turrell and Sebastião Salgado among international recipients of £400,000 Japanese art prize

Japan Art Association drew up the all-male winners list for award dubbed ‘Nobel Prize for the Arts’

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Sculptor Nairy Baghramian awarded 2022 Nasher Prize

The $100,000 award for sculpture recognises the Berlin-based artist's evocative explorations of the body through sculpture

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Sung Tieu's film on sonic warfare, nausea and the legacy of the Cold War wins 2021 Frieze Artist Award

The Berlin-based artist will have a solo booth with Emalin at the London fair

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Winner of 25th Deutsche Börse prize announced

Chinese artist Cao Fei's Serpentine exhibition Blueprints recognised as prophesying the effects of the pandemic

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Winners of the Russian Art Focus Prize announced at Viennacontemporary

The British journalist Theo Merz won “best publication” and writing collective Agitatsia won “best research paper”

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From village life to vaccine centre: Museum of the Year 2021 shortlist announced

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry, Experience Barnsley, Firstsite, Thackray Museum of Medicine and Timespan chosen as five finalists for Art Fund's coveted £100,000 prize

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Sarah Hardie's symphonic video essay on motherhood, opera and gardens wins Soho House's inaugural art prize

The work was chosen by a panel including Tate director Maria Balshaw and curator and presenter Kate Bryan

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What's the point of art prizes?

The trend for awards to be shared among all the shortlisted artists reflects the current political climate, but it might be time to do away with them all together

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Everyone’s a winner: Artes Mundi 9 prize awarded to all six nominees

Firelei Báez, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Meiro Koizumi, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Prabhakar Pachpute and Carrie Mae Weems each win £10,000 in latest example of award-sharing

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New grant programme to benefit Black designers

The initiative includes three $10,000 awards for emerging designers and one $100,000 grant for a Black-owned design business

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Shortlist announced for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s largest art prize

Although nominations were open to artists of all ages for the first time, the finalists are all around the same generation

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Chicago’s Joyce Foundation awards $75,000 each to four artists’ projects

Sydney Chatman, Daniel Minter, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Santiago X will create new works in Great Lakes cities that “honour individual and collective resiliency”

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Black Obsidian Sound System: 'Thanks for the Turner Prize nomination, here are our terms'

Group shortlisted by Tate for the prestigious contemporary art prize is calling out the institution’s hypocrisy and demanding working conditions that are “nurturing and supportive”

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For first time Turner Prize 2021 shortlist is made up entirely of artist collectives

From a Welsh community group to a neurodiverse arts hub in Hastings, the collectives' works will go on show in Coventry in September

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Yinka Shonibare, an art icon with a sardonic twist

The artist is a shining example of philanthropy, funding creative residency projects in London and Lagos

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Curator Meg Onli wins inaugural prize aimed at advancing racial equity in the arts

The $75,000 Figure Skating Prize will be awarded annually to a Black artist, curator or scholar

Winner: The Art Newspaper's podcast The Week in Art is named Best Special Interest Podcast

Judges of the Publisher Podcast Awards described the category as "one of the most competitive"

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Pérez Art Museum Miami awards María Magdalena Campos-Pons its annual prize

The artist was a pioneer of the New Cuban Art Movement in the late 1980s

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Portrait of veiled mother of nine fishing in Yemen wins World Press Photo award

Pablo Tosco’s image from amidst world’s worst humanitarian crisis tops awards, with 45 photographers garlanded from 28 countries

Looking for free artist studio space in central London? A new scheme could help out

New award backed by Spanish fashion brand Loewe will fund workspaces for seven artists at Studio Voltaire

Donald R. Sobey, one of Canada’s greatest cultural philanthropists, has died, aged 86

The son of the Sobey’s grocery chain founder was a huge supporter of artists, and helped establish the country’s main art prize

A year after Covid-19 is confirmed as a pandemic, World Press Photo prize reminds us of photography's vital role in playing witness to history

Highest prize for photojournalism includes images from 28 countries that capture a year when the coronavirus intertwined with global issues of social injustice and territorial conflicts

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First art prize dedicated to female African artists launches today

Accra-based Gallery 1957 organises prize to celebrate its fifth birthday, with all-star jury set to announce cash prizes for three winners

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Knight Foundation’s $50,000 fellowship goes to five artists who find ‘creative or poetic’ ways to work with technology

Sondra Perry, Rashaad Newsome and Black Quantum Futurism are among the inaugural recipients of the annual

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Sobey Art Awards open to Canadian artists of all ages for the first time

The country’s biggest art prize gets bigger, expanding its pool of candidates and increasing its total cash offerings

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Tanoa Sasraku wins Futures Award for 'haunting' minstrel videos and defiant Ghanaian flags

The 25-year-old Black British artist was awarded first prize worth £10,000

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Singer RM from Korean boyband BTS named 'art sponsor of the year'

The Bangtan Boys musician was recognised for donating $90,400 to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul last September

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Lithium mining and a Donald Judd horror film: nominees for Prix Marcel Duchamp—France's most prestigious contemporary art award—announced

The four artists will have their work exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris for the prize, worth €35,000

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New art prize allows London's National Gallery to tour Dutch masterpiece around UK

Tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset wants to shake up long-standing museum models through the ambitious award

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London teenagers in cancelled prom outfits win Taylor Wessing Prize

Alys Tomlinson spent three months during lockdown taking the portrait of teenagers in the midst of their “lost summer”

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Exiled Kurdish artist—who smuggled paintings from her Turkish jail cell—wins inaugural Carol Rama Award

Zehra Doğan was imprisoned for nearly three years under terrorism charges for work of art shared on Twitter

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Prize-winning Gainsborough publication shines light on lives of painter's female sitters

New book, which reveals how the Old Masters influenced the 18th-century British artist, has won the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History

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‘Prison is boring as hell’: Sarah Lucas on isolation and judging art by inmates

The artist speaks about her role in judging the Koestler Awards for art made by UK prisoners and the importance of creativity in confinement

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Deana Lawson, photographer of highly staged tableaux, wins the Hugo Boss Prize

The artist, the first photographer anointed, will receive $100,000 and a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim

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Actor Russell Tovey to judge 2021 Turner Prize

Award's exhibition moves to Herbert Art Gallery and Museum as part of the year-long UK City of Culture 2021 festival

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Museums of the year: Art Fund names five joint winners of UK’s biggest arts prize

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Gairloch Museum, the Science Museum, South London Gallery and Towner Eastbourne will share £200,000 award

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Martin Bailey—The Art Newspaper's correspondent—awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Other art world honourees include painter Frank Bowling; Artist Support Pledge founder Matthew Burrows; and Sally Shaw, the director of Firstsite in Colchester

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Cameroonian curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung awarded Berlin's highest state award

Ndikung, who founded Berlin art space SAVVY Contemporary, dedicated The Order of Merit of Berlin award to the "displaced people of Anglophone Cameroon"

Mohamed Bourouissa wins the 2020 Deutsche Börse photography prize

French-Algerian artist awarded £30,000 prize for works about marginalised communities, including series on Paris suburbs and shoplifters in Brooklyn

Venice Biennale awards Golden Lions to the late curators Okwui Enwezor and Germano Celant

Honour bestowed on four previous artistic directors of the international exhibition

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Prozac nation: Russian photographer’s images of depression win 2020 Wellcome Photo Prize

Arseniy Neskhodimov’s photographs raise awareness of mental health in the age of coronavirus

Alberta Whittle named the winner of this year's Frieze Artist Award

Exploring themes around the fear of contagion and xenophobia, the new film commission will debut online as part of the virtual edition of Frieze London

UK’s largest art award Artes Mundi postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus

Challenge of transporting works and artists means £40,000 prize now scheduled for spring next year

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Five museums will share £200,000 as Art Fund reboots 2020 prize to battle coronavirus crisis

Museum of the Year prize has been changed from £140,000 awards and the shortlist will be announced in October

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Hong Kong artist's sombre still life with a tear gas canister vase wins Human Rights arts prize

Jeremy Deller judged the sixth edition which is backed by the European Union

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Artist Gary Hume says National Portrait Gallery should 'bite the bullet' and cut ties with oil giant BP

Fuel company's decision to withdraw from the BP Portrait Award judging panel was a missed opportunity to end sponsorship relationship, artist believes

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Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight wins Pulitzer prize

Writer was recognised for his criticism of Lacma’s controversial expansion plan

Awards and prizes are being launched to help UK artists during the Covid-19 pandemic—here's how you can apply

Several UK organisations have created new grants or tweaked existing ones because of the coronavirus crisis

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