Arte Laguna Prize

Thu 4th Oct 2012 | News

The Arte Laguna Art contest is on again, with a new category for digital art.

The Arte Laguna Art Contest is being staged in Venice Italy, with a new category being introduced, to include digital arts or virtual arts, for the first time. The sections being represented now in the Arte Laguna contest are painting, sculpture & installation, photographic art, video art & performance, and virtual (Computer Graphics) art.

The Total Prize Amount is €170,000, the deadline is November 8, 2012, with a collective exhibition of 110 finalist artists being staged in March 2013 in the Venice Arsenale.


The 7th International Arte Laguna Prize is based in Venice, Italy and dedicated to contemporary visual art. The contest 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.



From the program:

Cash Prizes of €7,000 is set for winning artists, one for each section.

4 Art Residencies:  Technymon ARTresidency – Mumbai or Chicago; 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 FOPEgioelli

2 Collective Exhibitions: Open, International Exhibitions of Sculptures and Installations of Venice; exhibition of a selection of Under25 artists at the Romanian Cultural Institute of Venice.

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

Prize Curator:
Igor Zanti (Italy, Art Critic)

Judging Panel:
Umberto Angelini (Italy, Director of Festival Uovo)
Gabriella Belli (Italy, Director of Musei Civici of Venice)
Adam Budak (United States, Curatorr 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 & and India Editor for Flash Art)
Sabine Schaschl (Switzerland, Director and Curator of Kunsthaus Basel)
Felix Schöber (Germany, Independent Curator)
Claudia Zanfi (Italy, Art Historian and Cultural Manager)



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