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Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg

Etienne Boulanger

Nominated by Corinne Charpentier, Director of the Centre d'Art contemporain La synagogue de Delme, Etienne Boulanger was the proud recipient of the second Edward Steichen Award. Sadly, the young French installation artist passed away unexpectedly in early October 2008, during his residency in New York. The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg mourns the loss together with the family and friends of Etienne and supports the Etienne Boulanger Association in their effort to perpetuate his memory.

Etienne Boulanger's research was focused on the re-appropriation of transitory zones. He produced cunning and intrusive interventions within the urban environment as well as ephemeral installations in art galleries and institutions.

He was a nomadic artist, roaming contemporary megacities for gaps and residual spaces that he would invest with clever masking strategies. His works, set up on site, do not represent nor reproduce objects. The temporary interventions and the clandestine occupation of these spaces are meant to cast a critical look on our environment. (Text: Association Etienne Boulanger)

Etienne Boulanger was nominated by Corinne Charpentier, Director of the Centre d'Art contemporain La synagogue de Delme.


  • Claire Stoullig, Musée des Beaux-Arts Nancy, France
  • Wim Van Krimpen, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • Philippe Vergne, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, United States


Corinne Charpentier, Director of theCentre d'Art contemporain La Synogogue de Delme, France
Danièle Perrier, Director Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Germany
Pierre Olivier Rollin, Director BPS 22, Espace de création contemporaine Mons, Belgium
Enrico Lunghi, Artistic Director Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg

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