6th Edition of International Arte Laguna Prize calls artists from all over the world to Venice


Sections: painting, sculpture, photographic art, videoart and performance, virtual art-iFope

Deadline : November 11, 2011

Participation : the contest is open to all artists, without any limit of age, the topic is free

Curator : Igor Zanti - Art Critic

Jurors: Alessio Antoniolli - Director Gasworks of London
Chiara Barbieri - Publications Director, Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Gabriella Belli - Director MART of Trento and Rovereto
Ilaria Bonacossa – Freelance Curator
Soledad Gutierrez - Curator at MACBA Barcelona
Kanchi Metha - Curator Indian Pavillon Prague Biennale
Ludovico Pratesi - Director Centro Arti Visive Pescheria of Pesaro
Maria Savarese - Freelance Curator
Ralf Schmitt - Director Preview Berlin
Alma Zevi - Art Critic

5 money Prizes for the winner artists, one for each section:

PRIZE Painting: 7,000.00 EUR / £ 6118
PRIZE Sculpture: 7,000.00 EUR / £ 6118
PRIZE Photographic Art: 7,000.00 EUR / £ 6118
PRIZE Videoart and Performance: 7,000.00 EUR / £ 6118
PRIZE Virtual Art: 7,000.00 EUR / £ 6118

The jury will select 110 finalists who will show their artworks at the Arsenale of Venice in March 2012. Another collective exhibition, dedicated to under 25 artists, will take palce at the Institute of Romanian Culture of Venice. The winning artworks will remain property of the artists and will be collected in a bilingual catalogue.

A new competition section: VIRTUAL ART


FOPE, jewelery company from Vicenza, supports art through new technologies and promotes the new section Virtual Art, dedicated to artworks entirely created using COMPUTER or applications for SMARTPHONE and TABLET. The winner, besides the money prize, will collaborate with the company in a creative project.


Through its six editions, the Arte Laguna Prize has established a strong network of local and international collaborations with Foundations, Museums, Festivals, more than fifty art galleries and many companies which have decided to participate actively in the creation of specific projects. The network keeps growing building new opportunities for the artists.

Business for Art
The Arte Laguna Prize connects the world of art to the one of companies, creating each year a different collaboration. This year the company STILE original design of Brescia offers a money prize of 8,000 EUR and will develop an art project with the selected artist.

International Festivals
Participation in international festivals: Open in Venice and Tina B in Prague will choose one artist each, who will participate in one of their international events in 2012.

Art Residences Program

Loft Miramarmi – Vicenza marble district: 3 months for 3 artists this residence will establish a real creative laboratory for the creation of artistic works and projects

Glass School Abate Zanetti – Venice: 1 month for 1 artist workshops with master glass masters of Murano, creation of the project presented during the application and final exhibition

Art Stays - Slovenia at the International Festival of Contemporary Art: 7 days for 1 artist development of a project that will be presented in a personal exhibition during the Festival.

Carlo Zauli Museum - Faenza city of ceramics: 1 month for 1 artist creation of a personal project with ceramic, that will be presented in a final exhibition

iaab – Basel: 5 months for 1 artist the artist will be full time involved in iaab activities with the aim of developing a personal project

Personal Exhibitions in International Art Galleries
The Prize Arte Laguna has created a network of international galleries to introduce the artists to the market of Contemporary Art. Each gallery will select an artist for creating a solo exhibition :

Anfiteatro Arte, Milan
Cell63, Berlin
Dafna Home Gallery, Naples
De Faveri Arte + Lab 610 XL, Feltre and Sovramonte
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, Florida
Fabbrica Eos, Milan
Franco Riccardo Arti Visive, Naples
Galleria A+A, Venice
Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milan
Galleria d'Arte l'Occhio, Venice
Galleria Federica Ghizzoni, Milan
Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano
Galleria Spazio Surreale, S. Paolo Brasile
Largo Baracche, Naples
Leo Galleries, Monza and Lugano
Little Italy Art Gallery, Milan
Maelstrom Art Gallery, Milan
Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome
Rinascimento Contemporaneo, Genova
Silbernagl&Undergallery, Milan and Varese
Spazio Thetis, Venice
Studio Maffei, Milan
The Apartment Contemporary Art, Naples
Yvonneartertecontemporanea, Vicenza
Zaion Gallery, Biella

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