l’art en plus advises HYam since 2014.
The HYam association, created in 2014 by French journalist Pauline Simons, supports emerging artists from Mediterranean countries, helps increase their visibility on the international scene, and facilitates two summer projects on the Greek island of Hydra. The HYam prize awards a one-month residency in Hydra to a young artist from a Mediterranean country, helps produce and exhibit a work in the island’s public space, and concludes with a round-table event organized in Paris. The winners from the first editions have been a Greco-Cypriot artist, then an artist from Morocco. Alternating with the HYam prize, the association gives a French artist carte blanche to produce an in-situ work exploring the theme of insularity; the work is exhibited in Hydra in a public space.