DRAWING NOW AWARD – The DRAWING NOW Prize is reinforced


This year, five artists will be nominated by the Prize selection committee in February. The committee, including members of the fair’s selection team and the principal Prize patron SOFERIM, represented by Jean Papahn, and a personality from the Drawing Center, New York, will draw up the list of the five nominations from the 100 eligible artists in the fair.

The committee will meet on March 27 2019, during DRAWING NOW, after seeing the work of the shortlisted artists on display, to select the winner.
The winner will receive 5,000 euros, sponsored by SOFERIM the principal sponsor of the DRAWING NOW Art Fair since its creation in 2007, and will be given a personal exhibition at the Drawing Lab in the year after his or her nomination.

The DRAWING NOW Prize is now open to all artists presented within the Focus category by exhibitors on the ground floor as well as all artists exhibited on the lower ground level (Insight and Process sections). There are no age restrictions. This allows for the recognition not only of an innovative work with the medium of drawing among the younger generation but also mid-career artists, often less supported by international art prizes.

In February, the names of the five shortlisted artists will be announced at the Drawing Lab Paris, the private contemporary art centre dedicated to drawing at 17 Rue de Richelieu in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, during the exhibition of the 2018 DRAWING NOW Prize winner Michail Michailov, from January 30 to February 22.

Shortlisted artists will be highlighted to the public with specific signage in the DRAWING NOW Art Fair booths, and the winner will be announced at 18:30 on Wednesday, March 27, the day the fair opens.

2018 DRAWING NOW Prize

Michail Michailov is the winner of this 8th DRAWING NOW Prize, created during the 4th edition of the fair, in 2010.
He is represented by Projektraum Viktor Bucher gallery.

Michail Michailov,  winner of the 2018 DRAWING NOW Prize



Lionel Sabatte, Galerie C


Jochen Gerner, Anne Barrault


Abdelkader Benchamma, FL Gallery


Catherine Boch, Galerie Papillon


Didier Rittener, Galerie Lange + Pult


Clément Bagot, Galerie Eric Dupont