Arte Laguna Art Prize Venice 2013

The Last Gun (2012) by Costantine Zlatev Bulbaria 1974 - Winner - Sculpture

(Venice, Italy) The prestigious Arte Laguna Art Price is now in its seventh edition, and I can remember back in 2006 when it was a fledgling, about to take flight. Since then it has grown into a major international art prize, promoting and spreading contemporary art all over the world. The prize is open to all Artists, without any limitations of age, sex,
nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with
one or more artworks, in one or more sections. This year the 110 finalists were selected from over 8,000 applicants ranging in ages from 19 to 68 years, from 37 countries on 5 continents. The global amount of the prizes is 180,000 euros, with the five overall winners in each category -- painting, sculpture & installation, photography, video
art & performance, virtual art -- awarded a cash prize of 7,000 euros.

Boy #1 from series Boys in a City Park (2011) by Richard Ansett UK 1966 - Winner Photography

In addition, this year Arte Laguna Prize gives eight artists the opportunity to encounter different cultures thanks to the Special Prizes “Artist-in-Residence.” During the residencies, the
artists will create new works that will be exhibited on the final open day. For the seventh edition, the art residencies will take place in Mumbai,
Venice, Ptuj (Slovenia), Basel, Vicenza, and, for the first time, in

Detour #21 (2012) by Ivelisse Jimenez Puerto Rico 1966 - Winner Painting

Submissions were judged by an elite panel of international jurists headed by Igor Zanti, critic and independent curator, and which
included 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, Independent Curator; founder and director of
lab-Yit | the Italian Contemporary Art Platform in China), Mario Gerosa
(Italy, Senior editor of AD, Digital Art Curator), Lina Lazaar (Great
Britain, Expert in International Contemporary Art for Sotheby’s), Kanchi
Mehta (India, Founder and Chief Curator of Chameleon Art Projects &
and India Editor for Flash Art), Sabine Schaschl (Switzerland, Director
and Curator of Kunsthaus Basel), Felix Schöber (Germany, Independent
Curator), and Claudia Zanfi (Italy, Art Historian and Cultural Manager).

Prodigal Son (2010) by Carlos Martiel Cuba 1989 - Winner Video Art & Performance

The main exhibition space is at Tese di San Cristoforo, part of Arsenale Nord, where the finalists are on display through March 31, 2013. There is also a Virtual Art Section over at the Telecom Italia Future Center. and an Under25 Section at the Romanian Institute in Campo Santa Fosca. If you are here in Venice until March 31st, be sure to check it out. Entrance is free.

I here project (1995) by Nirit Zer Israel 1973 - Winner Virtual Art

So, all you Artists, everywhere, all over the globe, get ready for Arte Laguna Art Prize 2014. For details about the entry fee and further information, visit the Arte Laguna Art Prize site

Ciao from Venezia,


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