The Jury for 2018 was:

  Ann-Christin Bertrand  is curator at  C/O Berlin  responsible for young, contemporary art positions as well as for questions about the future of the medium. She has curated several exhibitions together with emerging artists including Peter Puklus, Viktoria Binschtok, Adam Jeppesen, Broomberg & Chanarin and Torbjørn Rødland. She also has curated several group exhibitions, including WATCHED! Surveillance Art & Photography (featuring artists as Hito Steyerl, James Bridle, Meric Algün Ringborg, Ann-Sofi Sidèn or Trevor Paglen, amongst others) and Optical Illusions – Contemporary Still Life Photography (featuring Lucas Blalock, Antje Peters, Oskar Schmidt and Annette Kelm). She is regularly lecturing at Universities such as Aalto University of Arts & Design Helsinki, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, as well as Design Akademie Berlin and also is a guest lecturer in the Photography Master Program at ECAL Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ann-Christin Bertrand is curator at C/O Berlin responsible for young, contemporary art positions as well as for questions about the future of the medium. She has curated several exhibitions together with emerging artists including Peter Puklus, Viktoria Binschtok, Adam Jeppesen, Broomberg & Chanarin and Torbjørn Rødland. She also has curated several group exhibitions, including WATCHED! Surveillance Art & Photography (featuring artists as Hito Steyerl, James Bridle, Meric Algün Ringborg, Ann-Sofi Sidèn or Trevor Paglen, amongst others) and Optical Illusions – Contemporary Still Life Photography (featuring Lucas Blalock, Antje Peters, Oskar Schmidt and Annette Kelm). She is regularly lecturing at Universities such as Aalto University of Arts & Design Helsinki, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, as well as Design Akademie Berlin and also is a guest lecturer in the Photography Master Program at ECAL Lausanne, Switzerland.

  Niccolò Fano  (Rome,1985) holds a BA in Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, a Masters degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and an awarded Creative Ventures MBA at London Business School. He has taught at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and the UCA in Farnham. Niccolò currently lives Rome where he is the founder and director of  Matèria . Based in the neighbourhood of San Lorenzo, the gallery specialises in contemporary photographic practice and visual culture. Matèria furthers and supports the work of emerging and established artists through a curatorial programme of exhibitions and events that engage with photography’s ever-evolving contemporary dialects and contaminations. In Rome, Niccolò collaborates as visiting lecturer with Officine Fotografiche, Scuola Romana di Fotografia and ISFCI.

Niccolò Fano (Rome,1985) holds a BA in Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, a Masters degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and an awarded Creative Ventures MBA at London Business School. He has taught at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and the UCA in Farnham. Niccolò currently lives Rome where he is the founder and director of Matèria. Based in the neighbourhood of San Lorenzo, the gallery specialises in contemporary photographic practice and visual culture. Matèria furthers and supports the work of emerging and established artists through a curatorial programme of exhibitions and events that engage with photography’s ever-evolving contemporary dialects and contaminations. In Rome, Niccolò collaborates as visiting lecturer with Officine Fotografiche, Scuola Romana di Fotografia and ISFCI.

  Eleftheria Tseliou  is an Athens based art historian and gallerist. After the completion of her studies, Eleftheria continued living and working in New York for the Impressionist and Modern art gallery Moeller Fine Art, where she developed an interest for art dealership and the secondary market. Upon her return to Greece, she curated a number of shows featuring works of both Greek and International artists. In 2013  Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery  was established. Today the gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, organizes nine shows per year and represents the work of more than twenty artists. Apart from the gallery artists’ solo shows and the curatorial exhibitions, the gallery has also been presenting once a year a dual show where each time two different gallery artists are asked to develop and work together on an original idea as well as a show interested in memory, researching each time the work and the legacy of a different, prominent yet no longer living Greek artist..

Eleftheria Tseliou is an Athens based art historian and gallerist. After the completion of her studies, Eleftheria continued living and working in New York for the Impressionist and Modern art gallery Moeller Fine Art, where she developed an interest for art dealership and the secondary market. Upon her return to Greece, she curated a number of shows featuring works of both Greek and International artists. In 2013 Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery was established. Today the gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, organizes nine shows per year and represents the work of more than twenty artists. Apart from the gallery artists’ solo shows and the curatorial exhibitions, the gallery has also been presenting once a year a dual show where each time two different gallery artists are asked to develop and work together on an original idea as well as a show interested in memory, researching each time the work and the legacy of a different, prominent yet no longer living Greek artist..

  Lars Willumeit  is a German social anthropologist based in Zurich, Switzerland. As an independent curator, author/critic, art educator and photo editor, he has been working with the medium of photography in different modes since 1993. His interests lie in photography, documentarisms, regimes of representation, and visual cultures. Since 2013 he has curated exhibitions in numerous contexts and contributed texts to, for example, the book Deposit by Yann Mingard, as well as a dictionary entitled Factory Tools, which was published within Fabrik, the catalogue of the German Pavilion (curated by Florian Ebner) at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Willumeit received his Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Studies, from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Lars Willumeit is a German social anthropologist based in Zurich, Switzerland. As an independent curator, author/critic, art educator and photo editor, he has been working with the medium of photography in different modes since 1993. His interests lie in photography, documentarisms, regimes of representation, and visual cultures. Since 2013 he has curated exhibitions in numerous contexts and contributed texts to, for example, the book Deposit by Yann Mingard, as well as a dictionary entitled Factory Tools, which was published within Fabrik, the catalogue of the German Pavilion (curated by Florian Ebner) at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Willumeit received his Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Studies, from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

  Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques  is a visual artist working mainly in the photographic field, based in Paris. He has been developing for several years a reflection halfway between documentary photography and the visual arts around the concept of re-enchantment. From the real estate crisis in Spain, to the figure of the Black Block rioters to the Eden project, his reflections trajectory around a world in crisis and whose representation seems to be in crisis as well. The global stakes of the immaterial circulation of data, private property and collective appropriation are the basis of an exploration by the image that takes care of the stigmata of its time. His work has been exhibited in Le Bal in Paris, Aperture Foundation in New York or at the Fotofestival of Mannheim (curated by Urs Stahel) among others. He received the inaugural Immersion commission given by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in 2015, and he is an artist member of the French Academy Casa de Velàzquez  in Madrid for the year 2017-2018. Sylvain was awarded the first Lucy Art Residency in 2017 and has been invited to be part of the selection panel for the next edition.

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques is a visual artist working mainly in the photographic field, based in Paris. He has been developing for several years a reflection halfway between documentary photography and the visual arts around the concept of re-enchantment. From the real estate crisis in Spain, to the figure of the Black Block rioters to the Eden project, his reflections trajectory around a world in crisis and whose representation seems to be in crisis as well. The global stakes of the immaterial circulation of data, private property and collective appropriation are the basis of an exploration by the image that takes care of the stigmata of its time. His work has been exhibited in Le Bal in Paris, Aperture Foundation in New York or at the Fotofestival of Mannheim (curated by Urs Stahel) among others. He received the inaugural Immersion commission given by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in 2015, and he is an artist member of the French Academy Casa de Velàzquez  in Madrid for the year 2017-2018. Sylvain was awarded the first Lucy Art Residency in 2017 and has been invited to be part of the selection panel for the next edition.

  Nikolas Ventourakis  is an artist living and working between Athens and London and is the first  artistic director  of the Lucy Art Residency.  He is a non-voting member of the Jury . His practice situates in the threshold between art and document, in an attempt to interrogate the status of the photographic image. Ventourakis completed an MA in Fine Art (Photography) with Merit at Central Saint Martins School of Arts (2013) and  is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2013). He was selected for Future Map (2013), Catlin Guide (2014) and Fresh Faced Wild Eyed (2014) in the Photographers Gallery as one of the top graduating artists in the UK. In 2015 he was a visiting artist at CalArts with a FULBRIGHT Artist Fellowship and a fellow in New Museum’s IdeasCity.. He was shortlisted for the MAC International and the Bar-Tur Award. Recently he has exhibited in FORMAT Festival, Derby; the NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, the Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists 18 and the parallel program of the Istanbul Biennale.   

Nikolas Ventourakis is an artist living and working between Athens and London and is the first artistic director of the Lucy Art Residency. He is a non-voting member of the Jury. His practice situates in the threshold between art and document, in an attempt to interrogate the status of the photographic image. Ventourakis completed an MA in Fine Art (Photography) with Merit at Central Saint Martins School of Arts (2013) and  is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2013). He was selected for Future Map (2013), Catlin Guide (2014) and Fresh Faced Wild Eyed (2014) in the Photographers Gallery as one of the top graduating artists in the UK. In 2015 he was a visiting artist at CalArts with a FULBRIGHT Artist Fellowship and a fellow in New Museum’s IdeasCity.. He was shortlisted for the MAC International and the Bar-Tur Award. Recently he has exhibited in FORMAT Festival, Derby; the NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, the Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists 18 and the parallel program of the Istanbul Biennale.