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Arte Laguna Prize
Arte Laguna Prize said 7 years ago

An international jury will select 120 finalist artists for:
6 cash prizes of € 7.000 each
major collective exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice
4 exhibitions in international Art Galleries
2 collaborations with Companies
7 Art Residencies
3 International Festivals
the publication of the catalogue



Prize money
€ 7.000,00 Painting
€ 7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation
€ 7.000,00 Photographic Art
€ 7.000,00 Video Art and Performance
€ 7.000,00 Virtual and Digital Art
€ 7.000,00 Land Art

4 Artist in Gallery Prizes
Organization of 4 personal exhibitions including setting-up, coverage of transportation expenses, publication of digital catalogue
Gaia Gallery, Istanbul Turkey
Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany
Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto Portugal
ART re.FLEX Gallery, Saint Petersburg Russia

7 Artist in Residence Prizes >>
Selection of 10 artists for the participation in international art residency programs
Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India
Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai Cina
Taipei Artist Village, Taipei Taiwan
Berengo Foundation, Murano Italy
Espronceda, Barcelona Spain
Artistic Foundry Battaglia, Milan Italy
Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice Italy

2 Business for Art Prizes
To compete for them, you don’t need to apply to the Arte Laguna Prize, just fill in the dedicated forms:
Riva 1920 – Creation of a design object or an artwork in wood
Apply >>
Deglupta – prize of 5,000 euro for the best painting submission that will be used to create bags and accessories
Apply >>

3 Festival & Exhibitions
Selection of 12 artists for the participation in collective events
Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia
Art Nova 100, Beijing China
Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy


The major collective exhibition which will take place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2016.
The prestigious venue in the lagoon city will host the exhibition of 30 works of painting, 30 sculptures and installations, 30 works of photographic art, 10 videos, 10 land art projects, 5 performances which will be performed live during the exhibition’s opening ceremony.

The finalists of the virtual and digital art section will be on view at the Future Centre, the Venice home of Telecom Italia, an incubator for developing new business opportunities for telecommunications and new technologies, the ideal place to host the 5 works from this section: 5 ways to understand virtual and digital art through computer, tablets, applications and devices.

The selection of the submitted artworks will be made by an international jury composed of high level experts:
- Museum directors
- Curators
- Art critics
They will choose the 6 overall winners for the contest’s categories.

Igor Zanti (Italy, Curator and Art Critic)

Miguel Amado (Portugal, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in the UK)
Anna Bernardini (Italy, Artistic Director of Collezione Panza)
Barbara Boninsegna (Italy, Artistic Director of Centrale Fies – Centre for the performing art production in Trento)
Denis Curti (Italy, Artistic Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice and of the Capri Photography Festival)
Enrico Fontanari (Italy, Urban Planner, Professor of Urban and Landscape Design at IUAV University in Venice)
Suad Garayeva (Azerbaijan, Curatorial Director of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre’s exhibitions and permanent collection)
Vasili Tsereteli (Russia, Executive Director of MMOMA – Moscow Museum of Modern Art)
Sabrina Van der Ley (Norway, Director of the Contemporary Art department at the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo)
Simone Verde (Italy, Art Historian, Supervisor of scientific research and publications of the French agency France-Muséums, in charge of the creation of Abu Dhabi’s Louvre)
Bettina von Dziembowski (Germany, Director of the Springhornhof Foundation & Art Association in Neuenkirchen)

Arte Laguna Prize is not only an art competition but it is also a great opportunity to exhibit your artworks at the Arsenale of Venice, to win a wide range of different prizes and career opportunities and to join an international network of artistic institutions and creative people.
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