III Premi Mediterrani
Albert Camus 2022



The Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus is awarded every two years between each celebration of the Trobades (even years) to pay homage to a person whose work shows contemporary and Mediterranean challenges and recognize the personal journey and work of a contemporary creator or thinker who is a witness to and participant in their time, as was Albert Camus.

The Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus recognizes an important figure, whether one working in the field of reflection or artistic creation; this is done by examining their whole journey, and assessing the impact of their work and person on contemporary Mediterranean societies.

The objectives of the Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus are:

1 | Highlight creators of reflection and culture, which is truly necessary for the building of future which is prosperous and peaceful for all.

2 | Value the effect of Albert Camus’ though and its coherence with his personal journey.

3 | Promote the legacy of Albert Camus as a writer and thinker in other artistic disciplines; explore where they intersect and open doors between all of them.

4 | Promote Sant Lluís and the island of Menorca as a welcoming port for ideas, for internationally-relevant critical debate.

Thus, the Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus recognizes an important figure, whether one working in the field of reflection or artistic creation; this is done by examining their whole journey, and assessing the impact of their work and person on contemporary Mediterranean societies.

The Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus is a unique prize, which is awarded to only one person whose work be related to one of the following disciplines:

Thought | Literature | Journalism | Plastic arts | Visual arts | Music

Members of the jury


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Judit Carrera

Judit

Carrera

Barcelona (Spain), 1974. Judit Carrera is the director of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). At the same centre she was previously responsible for Debates and Education, and for the European Prize for Urban Public Space.
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Ahmed Ghazali

Ahmed

Ghazali

Casablanca (Morocco), 1964. Ahmed Ghazali is a playwright of Moroccan origin. He has lived in Casablanca, Paris and Montreal before settling in Barcelona.
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Laura Fernández

Laura

Fernández

Terrassa (Spain),1981. Laura Fernández is a writer, journalist and cultural critic with a long career in the written media.
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Anne

Prouteau

Lorient (France), 1965. Senior lecturer in French Literature at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers (France) and since 2020 president of the Society of Camusian Studies, she is involved in promoting the work of the writer.
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Elia

Suleiman

(Nazareth, Palestine, 1960) is a Palestinian actor and filmmaker who has extensive experience in both directing and screenwriting. Often compared with filmmakers Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton, Elia Suleiman deals with both the burlesque and the serious with a similar poetic sense.

Finalists for the III Premi Mediterrani
Albert Camus

Plastic arts

Jane Alexander (South Africa, 1959). Her sculptures, installations and photomontages explore awareness of human injustice and irrationality, as well as aspects of everyday South African life. Her work is essentially narrative and invites the viewer to observe and reflect on the relationships between protagonists, objects and spaces.


Visual arts

Susan Meiselas (USA, 1948). Photographer member of the Magnum agency since 1980, she is well known for her documentation of a wide range of human rights and social justice issues. Throughout her work she has constantly raised the relationship between photographer and subject, as well as the relationship of images to memory and history, always seeking new interdisciplinary and collaborative ways to evolve the medium of documentary storytelling.


Literature

Erri De Luca (Italy, 1950). Novelist, journalist, poet and translator of Ancient Hebrew and Yiddish. His books have been translated into 23 languages, and he is considered a leading name in contemporary Italian literature.

Mathias Enard (France, 1972). Writer and translator. After studying Arabic and Persian and spending long periods of time in the Middle East, he settled in Barcelona in 2000. He is the author of a dozen novels and has been awarded several prizes, including the Goncourt Prize in 2015.


Music

Maria del Mar Bonet (Spain, 1947). Singer and composer in Catalan language, with a long career of research into the popular music of the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and the whole Mediterranean area, Bonet has received a large number of awards and recognitions throughout her professional career.


Thought       

Judith Butler (United States, 1956). University professor, prominent activist and a prominent philosopher for their contributions to feminism, human and LGBT+ rights advocacy and political thought.


Journalism

Ghania Mouffok (Algeria). Freelance journalist and essayist, Mouffok lives and works in Algeria. She has collaborated with several newspapers, radio and television stations. She is known for putting her journalistic profession and her personal commitments at the service of human rights, freedoms and feminism.