Hope 2019

Margaret Courtney-Clarke, I’ll get Rich, 2017.

The theme for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet was Hope – a theme that offers a wide range of creative possibilities and a strong set of connections to the Prix Pictet’s overriding theme of sustainability. Hope in the face of adversity. Recycling. Reforestation. Rewilding. Science – advances in medicine – and technological solutions for global environmental problems. Falling poverty levels. It is time to examine some of the positive actions on sustainability that are beginning to emerge by contrast with the alarming analysis that constantly assails us in the global media. Prix Pictet Hope was awarded to Joana Choumali for her series, ça va aller, by Chair of the independent judging panel Sir David King at the opening of the exhibition of works by the shortlisted artists at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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  • Sir David King (Chairman)

    Affiliate Partner, SystemIQ Limited
    Senior Strategy Adviser to the President of Rwanda

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  • Martin Barnes and Marta Weiss

    Senior Curators of Photographs
    Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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  • Philippe Bertherat

    Former Managing Partner, Pictet Group

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  • Jan Dalley

    Arts Editor, Financial Times

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  • Herminia Ibarra

    Charles Handy Professor of Organisational Behaviour
    London Business School

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  • Richard Mosse

    Photographer, Winner of Prix Pictet Space

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  • Jeff Rosenheim

    Curator in Charge, Photographs
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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  • Kazuyo Sejima

    Co-Founder, SANAA
    Pritzker Prize-winning architects

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Winner interview

Prix Pictet Hope laureate Joana Choumali winning series Ça va aller. Find out more about this series, shortlisted for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet, in this interview with the artist, which took place during the Award Ceremony of #PrixPictetHope at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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