The Rambourg Foundation Prize for Contemporary Art

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The Rambourg Foundation Prize is renewed for its third edition and will focus on Contemporary Art.
Molka Haj Salem
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For its third edition, the Rambourg Foundation Prize is renewed. Since the field of Contemporary Art is in great expansion in Tunisia, it therefore require a real structuring. Thereupon, The Rambourg Foundation  has decided to refocus the Prize on this artistic sector. The goal of this Prize is to provide the actors of this sector a regular artistic “meeting” and to offer them more visibility.

Created in 2015, this prize aimed to grant, every two years, an endowment of twenty thousand dinars to 6 young Tunisian artists to support them in the production of an innovative project in the arts and culture. The first two editions (2016 and 2018) have rewarded twelve young artists in various artistic disciplines
The work of the Rambourg Foundation in the field of culture made it possible to take into consideration the different needs of the artists and the cultural sector in Tunisia and that is why a reform was imposed on this Prize. The third edition of the Rambourg Foundation Prize aims to support confirmed contemporary artists and acts, therefore, as an accelerator. There are no longer specific categories;  The projects which the candidates will submit must be related to the field of contemporary art. The Rambourg Foundation does not impose any delimitation on this field, leaving to each candidate the appreciation of what contemporary art is and to justify if necessary, in what
way their projects are connected to it.
The first Prize is an endowment of fifty thousand dinars and the second Prize is an endowment of twenty thousand dinars. The winners will receive a tailored support for their project (in the creation, for example of a catalog or an exhibition, etc.). It will be granted to two artists who have been judged to be the most promising, interesting and innovative among the artists who have applied for the Prize.
Registration are now open.


As with every edition, the Fondation Rambourg prize mobilizes a large network of the art world: gallery owners, curators of large institutions, local and foreign collectors, critics and experts. For the 2020 edition, the selection committee brought together experts, gallery owners, curators, critics, Tunisian and foreign collectors. The plurality of this jury allows to have different points of view on what is a course of excellence.


ELISABETH KRIEF – President of the jury​
Founder and Director of the Krief Gallery in Paris, Elizabeth Krief has regularly exhibited in her gallery artists often recognized since and participated in many international events (fairs, shows, biennials, symposia ...). She has initiated several international projects in New York with Tunisian artists and young creators. The Résidence Elizabeth Krief and Jacques Manardo @The Invisible Dog Brooklyn, New York, created 2 years ago, testifies to its desire to extend its action by supporting artists in their discovery of the New York scene and their introduction into the artistic world. . Elisabeth Krief is also an advisor to companies and collectors. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National School of Fine Arts in Paris.

CEO of the Rambourg Foundation, Shiran ben Abderrazak is an author, cultural engineer and expert in creative economy. He graduated from the School of Advanced Studies in Social Science and author of "Journal of a Defeat" brought to the stage in 2017 by Eugénie Andrin. He was one of the architects of the implementation of the Creative Europe program in Tunisia. He is the co-founder of the artist residency Dar Eyquem which he directed for three years during which he developed programs which have accompanied and touched more than 160 artists.​

Founder and owner of Selma Feriani Gallery, located in London and Tunis. She has made several successful exhibitions in the eyes of the public and critics in Tunisia. It also participates each year in the most prestigious international fairs of contemporary art in order to promote Tunisian artists as well as other artists from the Arab world.

Art historian. She holds a Masters in art history from the University of Paris 1 and a Doctorate from the University of Grenoble, and has curated several exhibitions of young contemporary artists. She co-wrote the guide "Tunisian Artists", Cérés 2019. She also taught art history and artistic evolution in many regions of the world, especially in Africa.​

Marketing teacher and researcher at IHEC Carthage. She is a collector and founder of La Boîte in 2007, a non-profit organization of contemporary art which aims to promote new artistic projects, by supporting artists at each stage of their artistic journey: research, production, presentation with exhibitions meetings organized in Tunisia.​

Art historian and French curator, specialist in contemporary art. Since 2018, he has been artistic advisor to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon and co-curator with the Palais de Tokyo of the 15th Biennale of Contemporary Art in Lyon.​

Art critic, collector, writer and novelist. He is the author of three essays on contemporary art including Paris- New York La Figuration Libre, two novels and a play "Un amour à Tienanamen" performed in March 2015 in Nantes. He also taught contemporary art and its market at Science-po Paris.

Founder and director of the cultural and artistic center « The Invisible Dog » in Brooklyn, New York, since 2009. He previously worked for major cultural institutions: from the Théâtre de l'Odéon to the Théâtre de la Madeleine (Paris ), passing by the Théâtre de la Criée (Marseille) and the Théâtre d'Aix-enProvence.