Garrett Bradley wins the 2023 Eye Art & Film Prize
3 November 2023
Garrett Bradley has been announced as the winner of the Eye Filmmmuseum's Eye Art & Film Prize for 2023. The prize will be presented on Friday 10 November at the museum, during the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
The Eye Prize is awarded annually to an artist or filmmaker who has contributed in an extraordinary way to new developments at the interface between visual art and film, and who is building an exceptional body of work. The prize consists of a sum of money intended for making new work, and an exhibition at Eye Filmmuseum in 2024. Previous winners include Hito Steyerl (2015), Ben Rivers (2016), Wang Bing (2017), Francis Alÿs (2018) Meriem Bennani (2019), Kahlil Joseph (2020), Karrabing Film Collective (2021) and Saodat Ismailova (2022).
Jury chair Bregtje van der Haak, director of Eye Filmmuseum: “We are delighted that Garrett Bradley is the ninth winner of the Eye & Art Film Prize. Bradley has been awarded this prize for her courageous, visually compelling work, which takes on themes including racism and exclusion with exceptional energy, which is given concrete form in a mix of different media. In terms of their content, her (documentary) films and installations refer to topics including the history of Black Americans, the struggle for social justice and the political history of the United States, and make in- depth explorations of human emotions such as rage and sorrow.
“Garrett Bradley is a dream winner of the Eye Prize. She works at the intersection of fact and fiction and of film and visual art, and is both a passionate archive researcher and activist and an exceptionally talented artist. In her work, she combines a personal aesthetic in the realm of cinematography with a surprising experimental attitude: her films and installations draw us in, challenge us, stir our souls and get us thinking about the world.”
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Portrait © blvxmth, courtesy Garrett Bradley.