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Melik Ohanian Wins The 2015 Marcel Duchamp Prize

Melik Ohanian. VIA JJ COLLECTION

Melik Ohanian.

VIA JJ COLLECTION

The 2015 Marcel Duchamp Prize has been awarded to French artist Melik Ohanian, Artforum reports. The award, which was established in 2000 by ADIAF (Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l’Art Français) in conjunction with the Centre Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art, and FIAC, is given to visual artists based in France. Previous winners have included Julien Prévieux, Latifa Echakhch, and Cyprien Gaillard.

Ohanian, who is represented by Chantal Crousel in Paris, showed work this past week at the 42nd edition of FIAC, along with two other nominees. He has additionally been featured in exhibitions at the Pompidou and the French Pavilion at the 2004 São Paulo Biennal.

 

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