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Chrys’ Amaya Michailidis, graduated in Art & Research in Breda, has been awarded winner of the St. Joostpenning 2023. Chrys’ Amaya will receive a cash prize of €2,500 and a bronze medal. The municipality of Breda provides this annual prize for the best work of St. Joost Breda graduates. Chrys’ Amaya graduated with: THE AIR THAT LIVES BETWEEN ME AND YOU \ BETWEEN YOUR ORGANS AND YOUR BLOOD // IN THE AIR IS THE SOUND THAT HITS YOUR SKIN.

Read more about Chrys’ Amaya’s project

The jury
”Chrys’ Amaya questions existing boundaries. Her work invites you to get close and has a sculptural quality as a performance. A relevant and current work where caring for each other, attention and focus are central.”

Nominees St. Joostpenning
Chrys; Amaya was selected from a total of 4 nominees, who were nominated by external experts. Besides Chrys’ Amaya, the nominees were: Emre Vander Heijden (Photography, Film & the Digital), Harley van Riel (New Design & Attitudes) and Jane van Wechem (Illustrated & Animated Storytelling).

Foto: Camile Beauvois & Yailan Tran
Jury pitch - Foto: Annemée Dik
Performance - Foto: Annemée Dik
Performance - Foto: Annemée Dik