The 2011 DESTE Prize was granted to Anastasia Douka on September 14. The 32-years-old artist, received her award by Kasper König, director of the Ludwig Musem in Cologne, Germany.
Anastasia Douka's work is a continuos research about human procedures, along with the very model of transmission of information and their products: architectural elements and geographical models, ancient cultures and contemporary popular icons, precious and everyday objects, human anatomy and machine anatomy, fantasies and theories with their proofs.
The six shortlisted DESTE Prize artists - Alexandra Bahzetsi, Anastasia Douka, Irini Miga, Eytixis Patsourakis, Theodoros Stamatoyannis, Jannis Varelas will show their work in Museum of Cycladic Art. The exhibition will open to the public on May 25 and will run through to October 30 2011.
Such awards will bring “the promotion of new artists and the creation of the right conditions for their international prominence” highlighted Mr. Dakis Ioannou, The President of DESTE Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art.
The DESTE Prize was established in 1999 and is awarded every two years to a Greek artist living in Greece or abroad. The Prize aims to interpret the work of a new emerging artist, launch a dialogue with new generation of artists and keep the public informed about the latest developments in contemporary cultural movements of the country. The winner is additionally presented with the amount of 10,000 Euros.