Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Toulouse, FRAC Midi-Pyrénées

Mezzanine Sud

Prix des Amis des Abattoirs
From 16 December to 21 February 2021
les Abattoirs
Lana Duval, "Front-back", peinture digitale, 2018

This prize accompanies and promotes artists in the domain of contemporary artistic creation. This year, four young artists from the Occitanie region are being rewarded with the opportunity to participate in the annual exhibition organised on-site at Toulouse: Lana Duval, Bonella Holloway, Matthieu Sanchez, and Anna Solal. This is a real showcase for creations by young visual artists in the region.

This year, the jury panel, which comprises Annabelle Ténèze, director at Les Abattoirs, Emmanuelle Hamon, manager for regional dissemination of art at Les Abattoirs, Marie Angelé, consultant in visual arts for the Ministry of Culture, Julie Crenn, art critic, Nicolas Daubanes, former winner of the award, and Philippe Joachim, president of the Amis des Abattoirs, met on 8 July and selected the four following artists:

- Lana Duval, born in 1991 in Biarritz, lives and works in Toulouse, graduate of the École supérieure d’art des Pyrénées

- Bonella Holloway, born in 1991 in London, lives and works in Toulouse, graduate of the IsdaT, Institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse

- Matthieu Sanchez, born in 1991 in London, lives and works in Toulouse, graduate of the IsdaT, Institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse

- Anna Solal, born in 1988 in Dreux, lives and works in Paris, graduate of the École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre

You can discover the rich diversity of their work: installations, videos, painting, sculpture, collage, and even long-distance performance. These projects were chosen for their strong proposals in reaction to the artistic and cultural issues of today.

From what remains of painting and music in this digital era and the pseudo-traditional return to handicrafts and embroidery to the disappearance of the artwork, this edition of Mezzanine Sud once again gives you the opportunity to discover how artists of the new generation are finding their own space in today’s world of art.

The Mezzanine Sud – Prix des Amis des Abattoirs gives fantastic visibility to young creators of visual art in the Occitanie region. Today, this prize is gaining in regional and national recognition, and has served as a springboard for most of its young winners: acquisitions in public collections, new exhibition projects, etc. We have no doubt that this year’s laureates will also benefit from this tremendous exposure.