Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian awarded the second Han Nefkens Foundation – MACBA Contemporary Art Award, Barcelona

It is with great pleasure that we share the news that the second Han Nefkens Foundation – MACBA Contemporary Art Award, has been granted to the collective consisting of Ramin & Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian.

The jury for this second edition – Hanru Hou, artistic director of MAXXI, Rome; Beatrix Ruf, director of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, critic and writer, Beirut; Han Nefkens and Bartomeu Marí – determined that the Dubai-based artist collective, working together since 2009, differentiate themselves from the dominant tendencies of the art world today by returning to the importance of experience and sensuality in their work. While their outlandishly playful installations blur their individual practices and give an immediate visual impact, their works also address contemporary politics with irony and wit.