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2015 Princess Margriet Award

1 Apr 2015

The 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture was presented to Athens Biennale from Athens and Visual Culture Research Center from Kiev in Brussels on 31 March 2015.

“From Europe’s most fragile borders, facing unforeseeable futures, Visual Culture Research Center and Athens Biennale courageously show us how culture can be a means of solidarity and common ground that create tangible alternatives to the economic and political conflicts of our time.” — Chris Dercon, Jury member, Director, Tate Modern
“Their commitment to nurturing a vibrant and inclusive environment involves a broader public in cultural participation and underscores the pivotal role that culture plays in the democratic development of Europe’s communities.” — Katherine Watson, Director ECF

Athens Biennale and Visual Culture Research Center have been chosen for the 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture for their work building on the public sphere, creating sorely needed open space for artistic imagination.

By choosing to honour these two laureates, ECF is sending a strong signal for the future of independent cultural initiatives in wider Europe that are showing us how transformative culture can be, even in the most challenging political and economic circumstances.

2015 Award Jury


Athens Biennale and Visual Culture Research Center will be presented with the 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award on 31 March 2015 in Brussels.

An audience of local and international guests from Europe’s political, economic and cultural spheres are invited to attend the presentation and engage in the conversation around the relevance of the laureates’ contribution to Europe’s shared cultural space.

HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands have the intention of attending the ceremony.

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