Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The 7th International Arte Laguna Prize

Call for Artists

Total Prize amount: € 170,000
Sections: painting, sculpture & installation, photography, video art & performance, virtual art
Deadline: November 8, 2012
Collective exhibition of 110 finalist artists: March 2013 – Venice Arsenale
Exhibition of a selection of Under 25 Artists: March 2013 – Romanian Cultural Institute of Venice

The 7th International Arte Laguna Prize, based in Venice, Italy and dedicated to contemporary visual art, is open to artists with no limits of age or nationality, offering a finalists collective exhibition at Venice Arsenale, artist-in-residence programs, personal and collective exhibitions, participation in international festivals, publication in the official catalogue and a network of opportunities.

- 5 Cash Prizes of € 7,000: for winning artists, one for each section
- 4 Art Residencies: Technymon ARTresidency – Mumbai; Glass School Abate Zanetti – Venice; Art Stays – Slovenia; iaab – Basel
- 1 Business for Art: development of an art project with the winner of the virtual art section, in collaboration with the company FOPEgioelli
- 2 Exhibitions: OPEN, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations of Venice; Romanian Cultural Institute of Venice, a space for the diffusion of Romanian art and culture in
- 21 Personal Exhibitions in International Galleries: Arte Laguna Prize has created a network of international galleries to introduce the artists to the Art market. Each gallery will select an artist to organize a personal exhibition.

Prize Curator: Igor Zanti (Italy, Art Critic)
- Umberto Angelini (Italy, Director of Festival Uovo)
- Gabriella Belli (Italy, Director of Musei Civici of Venice)
- Adam Budak (United States, Curator of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of Washington)
- Cecilia Freschini (China, Founder of Lab-Yit)
- Mario Gerosa (Italy, Editor-in-chief of AD, Digital Art Curator)
- Lina Lazaar (Great Britain, Expert in International Contemporary Art for Sotheby's)
- Kanchi Mehta (Founder and Chief Curator of Chameleon Art Projects)
- Sabine Schaschl (Switzerland, Director and Curator of Kunsthaus Baselland in Basel)
- Felix Schöber (Germany, Independent Curator)
- Claudia Zanfi (Italy, Art Historian and Cultural Manager)

Arte Laguna Prize
tel. +39 041 59 37 242

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