Esther Ferrer, awarded with the Velázquez Plastic Arts Prize

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2014-11-12

The artist Esther Ferrer (Donostia-San Sebastian, 1937), has been awarded with the Velázquez Plastic  Arts Prize 2014, given by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. The jury highlighted the "coherence" and "accuracy" of the work developed by Ferrer for five decades; she becomes the second woman ever awarded with the highest recognition of fine arts statewide. The artist has received  the news “in anguish”  but she has ultimately accepted the decision because she believes "in the independence of the international jury". Nevertheless, her intention –she told  EFE news agency- is "to pass as unnoticed as possible."

 
Ferrer, who has lived for more than 20 years in Paris, has shown her work in numerous art galleries and events worldwide. She has won many prizes, such as the National Prize of Plastic Arts in 2008 and the Ikus Arteen Emakumeen Saria prize, last February.

 
Esther Ferrer has a Degree in Social Sciences and Journalism, and is known for her innovative performances, either individually or as part of ZAJ group (dissolved in 1996). She began her intense artistic activity in the mid-70, working with photographs, installations and paintings. In her artistic performances, Ferrer firstly  meant to show the unseen and the poetic use of objects - paper, dice, alphabet-writing-;  later, she moved  towards  working on problems associated with identity or the incomprehensibility of a new language, always trying to involve the audience.

The artist Esther Ferrer (Donostia-San Sebastian, 1937), has been awarded with the Velázquez Plastic  Arts Prize 2014, given by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. The jury highlighted the "coherence" and "accuracy" of the work developed by Ferrer for five decades; she becomes the second woman ever awarded with the highest recognition of fine arts statewide. The artist has received  the news “in anguish”  but she has ultimately accepted the decision because she believes "in the independence of the international jury". Nevertheless, her intention –she told  EFE news agency- is "to pass as unnoticed as possible."

 
Ferrer, who has lived for more than 20 years in Paris, has shown her work in numerous art galleries and events worldwide. She has won many prizes, such as the National Prize of Plastic Arts in 2008 and the Ikus Arteen Emakumeen Saria prize, last February.

 
Esther Ferrer has a Degree in Social Sciences and Journalism, and is known for her innovative performances, either individually or as part of ZAJ group (dissolved in 1996). She began her intense artistic activity in the mid-70, working with photographs, installations and paintings. In her artistic performances, Ferrer firstly  meant to show the unseen and the poetic use of objects - paper, dice, alphabet-writing-;  later, she moved  towards  working on problems associated with identity or the incomprehensibility of a new language, always trying to involve the audience.

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