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Jaanika Peerna Wins The FID Drawing Prize 2016

Jaanika Peerna Wins The FID Drawing Prize 2016
Jaanika Peerna, Linear Impetus, performance at Primo Piano, Rimini Drawing Biennial, 2014.

We are very excited to announce that art:i:curate artist Jaanika Peerna has been awarded the FID Drawing Prize 2016.


FID is an independent cultural institution founded in Paris in 2007 and dedicated to the promotion of contemporary drawing. Originally an art fair focusing on drawing, the organisation now focuses on a publishing program and the awarding of the FID Prize.  


"Jaanika Peerna is clearly the winner. It is always interesting to move drawings into performance and three-dimensional space. Jaanika’s work allows us to see line as a physical object as well as a trace of her own body and the passage of time." - Brett Littman, executive director of the Drawing Center, New York and chairman of the jury



Jaanika Peerna, Big Melt, 2015, pigment and water on mylar, 91 x 119 cm, courtesy of the artist.



“It is an honour to receive this award, especially because I see all my work, whether installation, video, or performance, as fundamentally based in drawing. I am honoured to be in the company of fellow artists who are pushing the medium of drawing into new territories as an independent art form." - Jaanika Peerna


Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist living and working primarily in New York since 1998. She holds a MA in Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz, New York (2005). In 2014, she was the recipient of the Artist Pension Trust Award for her residency and exhibition at Scuola Di Grafica in Venice, Italy. Her work is included in numerous private collections in the US and Europe including the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (Paris), the Garrison Art Center, (New York), the Novosibirsk Art Museum (Russia) and the Artist Pension Trust collection. She has exhibited in solo and group shows including 'Light Matter', Kentler International Drawing Space (New York, 2015); 'Emerge.Submerge', SG Gallery (Venice, 2015); 'Works on Paper', M Contemporary (Sydney, 2015); 'Avanzare, Arretrare', Rimini Drawing Biennial, Primo Piano Gallery (Rimini, 2014); 'Tallinn Light Art Biennial', Architecture and Design Gallery (Tallinn, 2013).


Collect drawing by Jaanika Peerna.

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