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The NEON Curatorial Award was established in 2012 to champion curatorial excellence, and is part of an ongoing partnership between the Whitechapel Gallery and NEON, a non-profit organisation in Athens.

The annual prize celebrates the exchange of ideas and innovations in the presentation of contemporary art and aims to build links between emerging curators in London and across Greece.

Curators are invited to participate by devising an exhibition proposal drawing from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, which includes over 500 artworks by 170 international and Greek artists.


NEON Curatorial Award Winners

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2019: Annika Thiems

Judges:
– Adelaide Bannerman, Curator at Tiwani Contemporary and Producer for International Curators Forum (London)
– Galini Notti, independent curator (Athens, Greece)
– Catherine Wood, Senior Curator of International Art (Performance) at Tate Modern
– Chaired by: Dr. Nayia Yiakoumaki, Curator Archive Gallery, Head of Curatorial Studies and Project Manager of NEON Curatorial Exchange & Award.

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2018: Olivia Aherne

Judges:
– Chris Fite-Wassilak, independent curator and critic (London)
– Helena Papadopoulos, curator and founding director of Radio Athènes (Athens)
– Kathy Battista,Founding Director of the MA program in Contemporary Art
at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, and Co-Founder of Art Legacy
Planning (New York)
– Chaired by: Dr. Nayia Yiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery)

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2017: Caterina Avataneo

Judges:
– Ben Eastham (Editor of The White Review)
– Nadia Schneider Willen (Collections Curator at Migros, Zurich)
– Tina Sotiriadi (independent curator, H+S Projects)
– Chaired by: Nayia Yiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery)

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2016: Emily Riddle

Judges:
-Mathieu Copeland (Independent Curator)
– Laura McLean-Ferris (Adjunct Curator at the Swiss Institute)
– Andrew Renton (Director at Marlborough Contemporary
– Chaired by: Nayia Yiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery)

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2015: Joseph Constable

Judges:
– Nicolas de Oliveira (London Metropolitan University)
– Ingrid Swenson (PEER, London)
– Grant Watson (Royal Academy of Arts Gallery)
– Chaired by: Nayia Yiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery)

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2015: Rebecca Edwards

Judges:
– Nicolas de Oliveira (London Metropolitan University)
– Ingrid Swenson (PEER, London)
– Grant Watson (Royal Academy of Arts Gallery)
– Chaired by: Nayia Yiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery)

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2014: Elina Axioti

Judges:
– Nico de Oliveira (London Metropolitan University)
– Polly Staple (Chisenhale Gallery)
– Andrea Tarsia (Royal Academy of Arts)
– Chaired by: Nayia Yiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery)

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2013: Galini Notti

Judges:
– Martin Caiger-Smith (The Courtauld Institute)
– Nico de Oliveira (London Metropolitan University)
– Simon Sheikh (Goldsmiths College)
– Victoria Walsh (Royal College of Art)
– Chaired by: Nayia Yiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery)

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2012: Niekolaas Lekkerkerk

Judges
– Lucy Askew (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art)
– Daniel F. Herrmann (Whitechapel Gallery)
– Nico de Oliveira (London Metropolitan University)
– Chaired by: Nayia Yiakoumaki (Whitechapel Gallery)