Nathalie Djurberg Beckers Art Award 2006

2 December 2006 21 January 2007

Scholarship exhibition
Main hall, Färgfabriken

The 20th Beckers Art Award – a grant of 150,000 SEK – will this year be awarded to the artist Nathalie Djurberg.

Jury statement

In Nathalie Djurbergs ecstatic animations, everything is boundless but also possible. On the surface, we come into a dim light setting of a mythical world in clay where civil masculine extravagance and tastelessness combine with loving, licking wild animals and feminine erotic exposure. Djurbergs animations oscillate closely between the innocent and playful and the serious and burlesque. Nathalie Djurberg is awarded the Beckers Art Award for her exceptional capacity to bring humor and intelligence to alter our perception – Djurberg allows us to see and feel, and when our laughter grips to us when we see that chaos is neighbour with God.


Beckers Art Award was established in 1987 and has since then proven to have a remarkable ability to identify young talents on the brink of a breakthrough in their careers. The winner is awarded a grant, which from this year has been raised from 150,000 to 200,000 SEK, and a solo exhibition that has, since 2001, been arranged and held in collaboration with Färgfabriken.

Jury: Jenny Lindén Urnes, Mårten Castenfors och Magnus Jensner

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