Chanel Announces 2024 Next Prize Winners

Chanel Announces 2024 Next Prize Winners

The Ten Artists are Celebrated for Pushing the Boundaries in Their Respective Disciplines

The Chanel Culture Fund has announced the recipients of the Chanel Next Prize, recognizing ten international contemporary artists for their contributions to their respective fields. The biennial award aims to support artists who are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines, aligning with the brand’s mission to advance innovation in the arts.

Each of the ten winners will receive a grant of 100,000€ to aid in the realization of their artistic projects. Additionally, they will participate in a two-year mentorship and networking program facilitated by cultural partners, including the Royal College of Arts in London.

Spanning across six countries and four continents, the winners work in various artistic mediums, such as visual art, film, dance, video game design, performance, opera, and digital art. The Next Prize, established in 2021 as part of the Chanel Culture Fund initiative, reflects the brand’s ongoing commitment to supporting cultural advancement and creativity.

The ten winners are Tolia Astakhishvili (born in Tbilisi, Georgia, based in Berlin and Tbilisi), an interdisciplinary artist primarily working with installation; Kantemir Balagov (born in Nalchik, in the Kabardino-Balkaria region of Russia, based in Los Angeles, US), an artist and filmmaker; Oona Doherty (born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, based in Marseille, France), a choreographer working at the forefront of contemporary dance; Sam Eng (born and based in New York), an independent game developer working at the intersection of visual art and game design; Ho Tzu Nyen (born and based in Singapore), who works across animation, video, performance, and installation; Fox Maxy (born and based in San Diego, US) a visual artist and director; Camae Ayewa, or Moor Mother (born and based in US), a musician, poet and visual artist; Dalton Paula (born in Brasilia, based in Goiânia, Brazil) an artist and educator who creates intimate portraits of forgotten Brazilian figures using paint and photography; Anna Thorvaldsdottir (born in Iceland, based in Greater London), one of the most distinctive composers in contemporary classical music; and Davóne Tines (born in Virginia, based in Baltimore, US) a singer and curator working in theatre and opera as a bass- baritone.