Celeste Prize 2014, 6th Edition
Celeste Prize is an annual, international contemporary art prize which supports quality work by emerging artists in a worldwide, talent scouting environment, open to all artists without limits of age or experience. This is your opportunity to show your work to a top, international jury of art curators and critics led by chief-curator Elena Sorokina.
DEADLINE: Entries online by July 15, 2014
More information: www.celesteprize.com/celesteprize2014/
The prize has been established to promote international contemporary art in the widest possible sense. There will be a final exhibition of 40 works and 3 projects, a catalog of circa 70 pages which will contain illustrations of finalists’ works and critical texts, as well as 6 prize awards totaling 20,500 € in cash prizes. Awards night and exhibition of finalist works at Assab One, Milan, Italy, November 15-23, 2014.
The competition is open to any person practicing art, either as a full-time or part-time professional or student, or as a self-taught artist from anywhere in the world. There is no age limit for applicants and the prize is open to all artists whatever their qualifications, with or without experience of public or private exhibitions. The prize encourages participation by artists at every level.
Artists are encouraged to present works which investigate relevant social, political, economic or personal themes today. Up to 10 works in any media can be included in a project for this new prize. Each project must consider an exhibition area of 6x6metres and the use of 6 linear meters of wall space. 3 Projects will be selected by the chief-curator Elena Sorokina for the final exhibition.
20,500 euro cash prizes:
Project Prize – 4,000 euro
Painting & Drawing Prize – 4,000 euro
Photography & Digital Graphics Prize – 4,000 euro
Video & Animation Prize – 4,000 euro
Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize – 4,000 euro
Visitors Choice Prize – 500 euro
Elena Sorokina – Independent curator, Paris and Moscow
Antonia Alampi – Curator at Beirut Art Centre, Cairo, Egypt
Natasa Petresin Bachelez – Chief-Editor Manifesta Journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Daniele Balit – Independent curator and critic, France
Daria de Beauvais – Curator at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Jelle Bouwhuis – Curator at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Andrea Bruciati – Independent curator and critic, Italy
Katerina Chuchalina – Curator at V-A-C Foundation, Moscow, Russia
Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield – Independent curator and philosopher, UK
N’Goné Fall – Independent curator and founder of Gaw-Lab, Senegal
Andrew Hunt – Director of Spacex, Exeter, UK
Mélanie Mermod – Independent curator, Switzerland
Solvej Helweg Ovesen – Artistic Director at Grosses Treffen, Berlin, Germany
Oscar Roldàn-Alzarte – Curator, Museum of Modern Art Medellin, Colombia
Pedro Vélez – Independent curator, Chicago, USA
Final exhibition and awards at Assab One, Milan, Italy, 15 – 23 November 2014.
Entry fee payable online is 50 euro / work; 90 euro / project (includes up to 10 works).
Celeste Prize 2014 is supported by Celeste Network, a 60,000 member social network for contemporary arts, which includes gallerists, curators, critics, art organizers, collectors and many artists. Celeste Network is a fertile environment in which to promote artwork, make contact and start up art projects around the world. Take a look at Celeste Network, you can sign up and have your free page, then decide later if you wish to join the prize.
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