The selection for the 62nd edition of the Faenza Prize, International Competition of Contemporary Art Ceramics, has been concluded. The Jury composed of MIC Faenza director Claudia Casali, Judith Schwartz, professor emeritus of NY University, Ranti Tjan, director of the Rotterdam Academy of Fine Arts, Tomohiro Daicho, senior curator of MOMAK in Kyoto, Irene Biolchini, guest curator of MIC Faenza selected 70 works from 1101 submissions by 723 artists (or groups), amounting to 570 in the over-35 category and 153 in the under-35 category. 60 nations participated.
“It was a very challenging work,” commented Director Casali, “which involved the Jury in several stages of comparison. We evaluated the works in relation to the contemporary nature of the proposal, to a current vision of sculpture and ceramic installation through 70 international proposals. It will be a really interesting exhibition from many points of view, poetic, technical, artistic.”
Over 35 category selected:
Dorna Abyak (Iran), Elysia Athanatos (Cyprus), Eliza Au (Canada), Kosmas Ballis (USA), Leonardo Bartolini (Italy), Sofia Beça (Portugal), Nicola Boccini-Nicola Renzi (Italy), Anne Butler (UK), Kris Campo (Belgium), Sara Cancellieri (Italy), Greg Daly (Australia), Nathalie Doyen (Belgium), Antonio Fois (UK), Magdalena Gerber (Switzerland), Kei Hoashi (Japan), Ivan Kanchev (Bulgaria), Peter Johnson (USA), Maria Joanna Juchnowska (Norway), Frank Louis (Germany), Yves Malfliet (Belgium), Massimo Manfredi Luccioli (Italy), Domenico Mangano&Marieke Van Rooy (Italy-Holland), Alexandra Marinova (Bulgaria), Garret Masterson (USA), Daniel Molyneux (USA), Muscle Memory Collective (Joshua Clark – Bree Lamb) (USA), Yuko Nemoto (Japan), Marieke Pauwels (Belgium), Maria Pol (Switzerland), Paolo Polloniato (Italy), Liza Riddle (USA), Sibylle Ritter (France), Fausto Salvi (Italy), Marco Samorè (Italy), Virginia San Fratello (USA), Anja Seiler (Switzerland), Brook Sigal (France), Nora Smahelova (Rep. Czech), Kirsten Spuijbroek (Netherlands), Sunbim Lim (South Korea), Eileen Süssholz (South Africa), Mikaso Tamago-Ljubica Knezevic (Serbia), Mariette Van der Ven (Netherlands), Vukicevic Velimir (Serbia), Mattia Vernocchi (Italy), Tomoyo Yoshida Arrighi (Japan), Xuejing Peng (China), Lily Wang (Taiwan), Veljko Zejak (Serbia).
Under 35 category selected:
Darien Arikoski-Johnson (USA), Federico Branchetti (Italy), Uriel H. Caspi (Israel), Noa Chernichovsky (Israel), Lin Dong (China), Arndt Felicithas (Germany), Victor Fotso Nyie (Italy), HongLi Peng (China), Lei Shao (China), Lena Kaapke (Germany), Guglielmo Maggini (Italy), Thomas Marseiler (Austria), Mengtong Yu (China), Sarah Pschorn (Germany), Lisa Reiter (Austria), Davide Ronco (Denmark), Tomoko Sakai (Japan), Katrin Schneider (Austria), Laurence Sturla (Austria), Xinbin Liu (China), Wei Bao (China)