Selma Feriani Gallery is delighted to announce that Massinissa Selmani has been shortlisted for the SAM Prize 2016. The recipient of the 2016 SAM Prize will be announced Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Palais de Tokyo.
The SAM Prize for Contemporary Art is organised by SAM Art Projects. Every year, SAM Art Projects awards a prize to a visual artist residing in France and presenting a project destined for a foreign country (non-European or North American). The SAM Prize is attributed in December, after the committee deliberations, to an artist currently residing in France who works in the visual arts domain. The SAM Prize supports artists from the French art scene in order to help them achieve a project outside of their everyday cultural perimeter.
The artworks produced in the framework of the SAM Prize allow artists to raise issues and to present discoveries and research in less-known areas. Exhibiting them at the Palais de Tokyo confirms their notoriety amongst professionals from the art world and the public.
The SAM Prize is endowed with 20,000 euros and accompanied by an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and a publication.