The Netherlands Media Art Institute invites every Dutch art academy to nominate a student graduating in the field of audiovisual and new media art for the René Coelho Prize 2011. The winner of the prize, which is named after the founder and former director of the Institute, René Coelho, will receive 1000,- Euros. All the nominated students will be allowed to take part in 3 day masterclass in September.
Every Dutch academy is allowed to nominate one or two students, whom, according to them, qualify for the prize. Besides this, a Netherlands Media Art Institute committee will select several candidates from different art school graduate exhibitions. A shortlist will be compiled and the winner will be chosen by an external jury, consisting of three experts and the chairman, NIMk's director. This year, the audience will also be allowed to pick their favorite artwork and the winner will receive the audience prize.

 Rene Coelho Award Winner 2010
We are please to announce that Kaweh Modiri former student at the Gerrit Rietveld Acadamy is the Rene Coelho Award winner 2010. Joris Strijbos wins the Audience Award read more »

 Rene Coelho Award 2009
Witte van Hulzen and Sander Breure win RenĂ© Coelho Award 2009 read more »
 Rene Coelho Award 2007
Wouter venema wins RenĂ© Coelho award 2007 read more »
 Rene Coelho Award 2006
Daan Brinkmann's interactive light and sound installation persuaded the jury through its extremely clear conception, in which the underlying idea and its execution coincided completely. read more »
 Rene Coelho Award 2005
The graduation project the video production Agatha is both a cinematic narrative and a video collage. read more »
 Rene Coelho Award 2004
The work of Joost Bakker consists primarily of drawn animations, and in addition, of spatial objects. read more »
 Interview with Rene Coelho
ABOUT ART, MEDIA AND MEDIA ARTAn interview with Rene Coelho by Marieke van Hal read more »