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Premio NY

 

Premio NY

The Directorate General for Cultural Promotion and Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University in New York have founded the New York Prize to award scholarships to young and promising Italian artists.

The prize-winners will be offered an opportunity to spend four to eight months in New York at the Italian Academy- for a period coinciding with the semester dates of Columbia University (September-December 2006 and January-April 2007) - in order to develop their skills while being exposed to the cultural and artistic ambience of New York. The chosen artists will also be expected to take part in the cultural events and activities of the Italian Academy, and to prepare a solo exhibition, normally held at the Academy, at the end of their stay.

The New York Prize, now in its fifth edition, has been extremely successful and highlights the commitment of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promoting Italian art abroad.

The examining board changes every year and includes – as representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Academy, and the School of the Arts at Columbia University - two professors of the History of Contemporary Art, two art directors of museums/galleries of modern and contemporary art, and two eminent art critics.

Those who have been on the examining board for the past editions of this Prize include: Renato Barilli, Lorenzo Canova, Laura Cherubini, Vittoria Coen, Paolo Colombo, Giorgio Cortenova, Jolanda Covre, Eva Di Stefano, Danilo Eccher, Bruce Ferguson, David Freedberg, Cornelia Lauf, Olivia Richmond D’Aponte, Marco Meneguzzo, Alessandro Riva, Barbara Tosi, Giorgio Verzotti, Marisa Vescovo, and Pia Vivarelli.

2006 Jury Commission

Abigail Asher, Assistant Director della Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Martina Corgnati, art critic, Professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo
Mario De Candia, art critic
Gareth James, Chairman of the Visual Arts Division of the School of the Arts at Columbia University
Gianfranco Maraniello, Director of the Galleria d'Arte Moderna inBologna
Maria Grazia Messina, Professor of History of Contemporary Art at the Università degli Studi in Firenze
Maria Antonietta Picone, Professor of History of Contemporary Art at the Università degli Studi in Napoli
Marco Pierini, Director, Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea in Siena
The Commission will be presided over by Min. Plen. Elio Menzione, Vice Director General for Cultural Promotion and Cooperation.


The winners of the previous editions of the New York Prize are:

1stedition (2002-2003): Matteo Basilè, Chiara Carocci, Marta Dell’Angelo, Sara Rossi;
2nd edition (2003-2004): Sarah Ciraci, Alessandra Tesi;
3rd edition (2004-2005): Rä Di Martino, Gabriele Picco.
4th edition (2005-2006) Daniela Olivieri - SISSI, Antonio Rovaldi, Ivana Spinelli e Marcella Vanzo
5th edition (2006/2007): Rossella Biscotti, Paolo Chiasera, Alessandra Ghidoni, Nico Vascellari

The names of the winners of the scholarships of the next edition will be listed on the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website as of June 30, 2006.



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