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Priscila Fernandes wins Brutus Art Prize

We are very happy and proud to announce that Priscila Fernandes (Portugal, 1981) is the first winner of the Brutus Art Prize!

The jury praises Fernandes’ playful and accurate approach to social themes. She challenges viewpoints on work and leisure with both humor and honesty. This approach makes that her work has found a natural home in the city of Rotterdam – once the city of working people, now a city with an increasing amount of tourists.

Fernandes: “It’s a great honor to receive this prize from another artist. It really touches me that my work is appreciated, which gives me a lot of confidence and energy to further develop new projects. Thank you Joep van Lieshout, AVL Mundo and the Brutus jury: Mariette Dölle, Noah Latif Lamp, Alexander Mayhew, Marina Otero Verzier and Elfie Tromp.”

Honourable Mention 
The Brutus Art Prize is both for upcoming artists as well as established local icons. We are very happy that the jury wanted to extend an honourable mention to the Rotterdam artist Woody van Amen (1936, Eindhoven). The jury is impressed by the important position he still occupies within Rotterdam’s art scene. For almost fifty years, Van Amen has produced a sensational and multifaceted oeuvre that includes painting, sculpture, installation, and film. He doesn’t let a day go by without producing art. “I have to go to my studio – every day”

About the Brutus Art Prize
The Brutus Art Prize is an initiative of AVL Mundo foundation and Joep van Lieshout. The award is €4,000 and an exhibition at AVL Mundo in September.
Priscila Fernandes will receive the Brutus Art Prize on Friday June 14th at 7pm by Chair of the jury Mariette Dölle and artist Joep van Lieshout. For more information go to the event-page: https://www.facebook.com/events/426439841506069/

h’ART Magazine wrote an article about the Brutus Art Prize. Read it here.

Photo: Portrait with roller skates, 2019 © Priscila Fernandes



14th of June – Brutus Art Prize + summer barbecue!

“From an artist, for an artist”

A new art-prize is announced by Joep van Lieshout and AVL Mundo: the BRUTUS Art Prize! The BRUTUS will be awarded to a visual artist with a connection to Rotterdam, who’s work is groundbreaking, challenging and defiant within or outside the field of visual arts. There is no age limit for this prize, as quality is the defining condition. The winner that receives the BRUTUS prize is awarded 4,000 euro, publicity, and an exhibition at AVL Mundo.

The BRUTUS art-prize is an initiative of Joep van Lieshout and AVL Mundo, supported by CBK Rotterdam. Its goal is to support and stimulate artistic talent from Rotterdam. The winning artist is chosen from a group of anonymously scouted artists. The jury consists of art professionals, this year including: Mariette Dölle (chairwoman, director Museum Kranenburgh), Noah Latif Lamp (artist), Alexander Mayhew (gallery owner Dürst Britt & Mayhew), Marina Otero Verzier (architect and Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut) and Elfie Tromp (writer and presenter).

On the 14th of June the winner of the new BRUTUS art-prize will be announced to the public. This will be celebrated in the sculpture garden of Atelier Van Lieshout. For more information about the event, check our Facebook page.


September 2019 - group exhibition at AVL mundo

More information follows soon!

Past events:

8th of February 2019 - ThE riGHt tO RighT/WrOnG

Last but not least, AVL Mundo would like to invite you to the festive unveiling of the the monumental neon graffiti ThE riGHt tO RighT/WrOnG by artists Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson that will be permanently installed on the façade of the silo of AVL Mundo. The work was made available to the foundation with the support of BKOR and is a unique addition to the Rotterdam sculpture collection in the public space.

The official unveiling of the work will be celebrated with a toast on Friday the 8th of February 2019 from 17.00 to 18.00 hrs at Keileweg 18 and is open to the public.

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Sculpture garden

Our sculpture garden provides you with an exhibition of some of the most iconic works by Atelier Van Lieshout. Some of the works are part of the so-called core collection of the foundation. The garden is open during weekdays from 9.00 till 17.00hrs. Free entrance.


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AVL Mundo is proud of her partners and supporters. Without them we wouldn’t be able to offer you exhibitions for free (or very little money).

Furthermore, we collaborate with people with great ideas. In the past, we have joined forces with Fabrique Mozaïque (Motel Mozaïque), De Doelen, Connie Jansen Danst, Object Rotterdam, de Geheime Tuin, Witte de With, Tale of a Tub, TENT, De Surfschool (for Art Break) and the World Harbour Days.

If you have good idea, or want to support us, contact us via mail@avlmundo.org or have a look at our support page.