Lee Ufan Arles and Guerlain: Art & Environment Prize

In 2023, Lee Ufan Arles and Maison Guerlain have joined forces to create the Art & Environment Prize, awarded each year to a work of universal scope whose philosophical depth echoes that of Lee Ufan. The link to the environment resonates with the values defended by the Maison Guerlain.

Sharing the same sensitivity to artistic support and transmission, as well as the same commitment to art and the environment, Lee Ufan Arles and Maison Guerlain encourage artistic productions that are resolutely altruistic and responsible, opening up new dialogues with nature.

The exhibition by the first winner of the Prix Art & Environnement, Djabril Boukhenaïssi À ténèbres is presented at Lee Ufan’s Espace MA Arles, from July 1 to September 1, 2024. Dealing with the disappearance of night, the artist brings together paintings and engravings produced during his residency.


With the Prix Art & Environnement 2024, Lee Ufan Arles and Guerlain wish to develop a creative space enabling conceptual, semantic and aesthetic bridges between the work of young designers and that of Lee Ufan. The Prize is therefore sensitive to strong projects proposing a new vision of our relationship with modernity, as well as to works with long temporalities and in relation to nature, the environment and materials.

Once the prize has been won, the winner will benefit from a six- to eight-week support program at the beginning of 2025, with a production space and accommodation in the heart of Arles. This “time-space” enables them to carry out their artistic project, but also to meet the people and institutions relevant to its implementation: artists, professionals from the art world and local players, as well as the general public. A member of the Lee Ufan Arles team is assigned to support the prize-winner’s artistic project, through meetings with international and local artists, curators and other players.

The residency is followed by a summer exhibition of the artist’s work in one of the Lee Ufan Arles spaces.

Conditions of entry

The Art & Environment Prize is open to all artists, regardless of artistic practice, with no age or degree limit, and to international artists.

Selection criteria

– A CV detailing the artist’s career (the winner must justify at least one solo exhibition and one or more group exhibitions).
– The sincerity, relevance and originality of the project, as well as its coherence with the issues and themes carried by the Prize.
‍- The project for the residency, the theme, the result expected by the artist.

The Jury
The Prize Jury will be chaired by Lee Ufan and composed of members of both entities as well as invited personalities.
Lee Ufan Arles
– Esra Joo, Vice President of Lee Ufan Arles

– Juliette Vignon, GeneralCoordinator‍

– Gabrielle Saint-Genis, President and CEO of Guerlain

– Ann-Caroline Prazan, Director of Art, Culture and Heritage

– Clément Renaudet, Climate and Biodiversity Manager

Sponsors of the 2024 season
– Wim Wenders, Director

– Laurent Le Bon, President of the Centre Pompidou

– Djabril Boukhenaïssi, Winner of the 2023 Art & Environment Prize

Prize calendar

April 30 – Launch of the second Art & Environment Prize and call for entries
July 30 – Deadline for entries to the Prize
Mid-September – Selection of finalist profiles
Early October – Interview sessions with finalists
Week of October 14 – Announcement of the Art & Environment Prize winner during Paris +.

Download the regulations in French

Download the regulations in English

Télécharger la FAQ / Download the FAQ

Download the Award presentation summary in French

Download the summary of the prize in English

Link to the online application form

Website link: https://en.leeufan-arles.org/evenements/art-environment-prize

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  • Start Date
    June 1, 2024 8:00 am
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    July 30, 2024 12:00 am
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    July 30, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
  • Location
  • Category