From July 1 to Oct. 29, works selected at the 62nd edition of the Faenza Prize, International Biennial of Contemporary Ceramic Art, will be on display.
The Competition is among the world’s most important competitions in the field of contemporary ceramic art. First established in 1938 as a national event, it was extended to the international arena in 1963. Announced annually, except during the years of World War II, it has become biennial since 1989 and has seen the participation of thousands of Italian and foreign artists during its more than sixty editions.
This edition saw great participation, especially at the international level, which shows how ceramics at this time has become a popular medium for contemporary art.
The Jury-this year composed of MIC Faenza director Claudia Casali, Judith Schwartz, president of the Museum of Ceramic Art-NY, Ranti Tjan, director of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, 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 category and 153 in the under-35 category. 60 nations participated.
The 62nd Edition has a new feature: the winner of the under-35 category will be invited to Faenza to hold a residency in which they will produce works that will be exhibited in the Project Room of MIC Faenza in the fall. The artist will also hold a workshop with ISIA design students to explore new designs in contemporary ceramics.
Over 35 category selected:
Dorna Abyak (Iran), Darien Arikoski-Johnson (USA), 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), Peter Johnson (USA), Maria Joanna Juchnowska (Norway), Ivan Kanchev (Bulgaria), Sunbim Lim (South Korea), Frank Louis (Germany), Yves Malfliet (Belgium), Massimo Manfredi Luccioli (Italy), Domenico Mangano & Marieke Van Rooy (Italy-Holland), Alexandra Marinova (Bulgaria), Garrett Masterson (USA), Mikaso Tamago (Serbia, Japan), Daniel Molyneux (USA), Muscle Memory Collective (USA), Yuko Nemoto (Japan), Marieke Pauwels (Belgium), Maria Pol (Switzerland), POL 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), Eileen Cohen Süssholz (South Africa), Mikaso Tamago (Serbia, Japan), Mariette Van der Ven (Netherlands), Mattia Vernocchi (Italy), Velimir Vukicevic (Serbia), Lily Wang (Taiwan), Peng Xuejing (China), Tomoyo Yoshida Arrighi (Japan), Veljko Zejak (Serbia).
Under 35 category selected:
Felicithas Arndt (Germany), Wei Bao (China), Federico Branchetti (Italy), Uriel H. Caspi (Israel), Noa Chernichovsky (Israel), Lin Dong (China), Victor Fotso Nyie (Italy), HongLi Peng (China), Lena Kaapke (Germany), Guglielmo Maggini (Italy), Thomas Marseiler (Austria), Yu Mengtong (China), Sarah Pschorn (Germany), Lisa Reiter (Austria), Davide Ronco (Denmark), Tomoya Sakai (Japan), Katrina Schneider (Austria), Lei Shao (China), Laurence Sturla (Austria).
Award ceremony for the winners: Friday, June 30, 6 p.m.
From 5 p.m. it will be possible to preview the exhibition and meet the artists in person.
Guided tours (included in ticket price) July 4, 11, 18, 25, 6 p.m. Info and reservations: 0546 697311, firstname.lastname@example.org
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