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The jury members

Marie Akar

Marie Akar – FR

Born in Paris in 1962

After having completed a literary scholarship (preparatory years ‘hypokhâgne’ and ‘khâgne’), Marie Akar was assistant to the director of the cultural center Paris Art Center, located on Falguière street. She subsequently went to work for the architects office Brunet & Saunier. Upon graduation as Master of Arts and Culture (option Book trade), she collaborated to various publications of the magazine Art et métiers du livre (Éditions Faton), with focus on printmaking (articles written about Mohlitz, Didier Mutel, Francis Capdeboscq, Atelier Tugdual…) and contemporary bookbinding art. She currently is editor-in-chief of this magazine.

Roger Dewint

Roger Dewint – BE

Born in Brussels in 1942

Illustrator, engraver, book illustrator, Roger Dewint is an honorary professor of drawing and engraving at the Brussels Academy and a member of the Libre Académie Picard.

He holds several awards in Belgium, as well as abroad: Canada, United States, France, Spain, Greece, Macedonia.

With more than 60 solo and retrospective exhibitions in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico and Peru, he participates in some 130 biennials or triennials of engravings around the world.

Roger Dewint is also represented in more than 80 public collections or museums around the world.

André Simoncini

André Simoncini – LU

Born in Luxembourg on February 21, in 1946

He is trained as a Translator-interpreter.
In 1981, he opened his first art gallery, specialising in printmaking, and launched a book collection with 27 works published to date. Today the Gallery is situated in a magnificent space in the heart of the city of Luxembourg, and while remaining faithful to the artists exhibited in its early stages, it now enables the public to discover the artists of South Asia.
André Simoncini has published a magazine called Echanges, edited the Nouvelle anthologie de la poésie nègre et malgache de langue française (New Anthology of Black and Malagasy Poetry) by Charles Carrère and Amadou Lamine Sall. He has organised matinées devoted to poetry and being a poet himself, he has published several collections of poetry. He is currently working on the events connected to the Poetry Festival in Luxembourg and has just launched a poetry collection in paperback format. 


Gérard Sourd

Gérard Sourd – FR

He is Honorary Head Curator, department of Prints and Photography at the National Library of France, Paris.
He was Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Nouvelles de l'estampe from 1990 to 2010.
He has been a member of the jury at numerous artistic events, including the Triennale of engraving in Chamalières, the Biennale of engraving and new images in Sarcelles, the Biennale of engraving in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, the Michel Ciry Prize for engraving, the Prize for engraving of the Fondation Taylor, the Biennale of engraving of Liège,….

Exhibition Catalogue

For each edition, a catalog is produced in order to honor the work of the 25 laureates but also to thank the work of an entire team (members of the jury, members of the non-profit organization, partners, etc.). You can consult the catalog of this edition below.