Every year, a GRA Award (Gerrit Rietveld Academie Award) is given to promising graduates in three categories: Autonomous Arts, Applied Arts and Thesis. Judged by an independent jury, they are chosen to take part in the SELECTED exhibition later this year.
The jury of the GRA Awards visited the Graduation Show 2019. They nominated graduates in three categories: Autonomous Arts, Applied Arts and Thesis.
Jelle van Houten | Fine Arts
Maria Nolla Mateos | Fine Arts | WINNER
Qianfu Ye | VAV — moving image
Necim Abiadh | Architectural Design
Stepan Lipatov | Graphic Design
Yunting Zhang | Jewellery — linking bodies | WINNER
Levi de Kleer | VAV — moving image | WINNER
Aleksandra Kwiatkowska | Graphic Design
Cleo Tsw | Graphic Design
The jury members of Autonomous Arts were Heske ten Cate (artistic director at Nest) and Martijn Hendriks (visual artist). The jury members of Applied Arts were Simone Trum of Team Thursday (graphic design studio) and Willem Velthoven (founding director of Mediamatic). The jury members of Thesis were Basje Boer (writer and filmjournalist) and Dominic van den Boogerd (art critic, art historian and former director of De Ateliers).