Published on 08.11.2019

Interview with Nil Yalter


“There was no specific issue relating to Middle Eastern artists: the central issue was women artists. So what is women’s art? For example, I was sometimes criticised […] because I was using video and photography. I was working with media used by men. There were two groups: those who were looking at the female body, psychoanalytically and physically ; and my work, which was a bit too politicised.”

The 8 November 2019 the first volume of the collection of interviews with recipients of Outstanding Merit Prize is available in bookshop. This first tome is dedicated to Nil Yalter – a joint winner of the 2018 Prize – on the occasion of her exhibition TRANS/HUMANCE at MAC VAL in Vitry-sur-Seine. The interview was conducted by Fabienne Dumont, an art historian, art critic, specialist of the French feminist art scene in the 1970s, and co-curator of the MAC VAL exhibition.
The collection of interviews is launched in partnership with Manuella Éditions for all the recipients of AWARE Outstanding Merit Prize since its creation. In order to give more visibility to women artists in recognition of their exceptional career and to make their voices heard.

The next volumes of the collection will be devoted to Jacqueline de Jong (2019 recipient), Vera Molnár (joint 2018 recipient) and Judit Reigl (2017 recipient).


Editorial direction
Hanna Alkema
Fanny Verdier

Editorial coordination
Manuella Éditions

Graphic design
Rousset – Templier

Translation from the French
Martyn Back

Mike Woods

Gérard Martini

Archives of Women Artists,
Research and Exhibi­tions
Manuella Éditions

This publication received support from Tania Assaf and ADAGP. With a publishing grant from Centre national des arts plastiques.


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