BACÁNIKA PRESENTS THE 2020 ARTE JOVEN AWARD

For Colombian artists, under 35 and with an interest in pursuing a career in contemporary art. Open call until September 8.

BACÁNIKA PRESENTS THE 2020 ARTE JOVEN AWARD

For thirteen years, the Young Art Award has witnessed the evolution of contemporary art in Colombia. Installations, photographs, paintings and videos have paraded through its salon, and the prices it has given have supported the career of artists such as Sebastián Carrasco, Juan Pablo Uribe Morales, Santiago López Carmona and Juliana Góngora, who were awarded first place in the last four editions.

 

Taking into account the impact that the crisis generated by COVID-19 has had on the creative and cultural sectors, the dynamics of the Young Art Award were rethought for the 2020 edition. There will be two central changes: in addition to two winners, who will respectively receive $ 30,000 .000 and $ 15,000,000 Colombian pesos, there will be eight finalists who will each receive a stimulus of $1,500,000. As part of the prize, the two winners and the eight finalists will each receive one day of media coverage by Bacánika.

 

The award jury will be assembled by recognized figures in the arts: The curator Ximena Gama; The gallery owner Carlos Hurtado; a Representative of Colsanitas; and a Representative of the Spanish Embassy in Colombia

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

The award is aimed at Colombian or foreign artists residing in Colombia of legal age, who on the day of the closing of the call (Tuesday, September 8, 2020) are under the age of 35. All shortlisted, finalists and winners of previous editions can participate again in this edition, as long as they are within the age limit.

 

AWARDS

FIRST PLACE: $ 30,000,000 (Colombian pesos), remuneration corresponding to the acquisition of the winning work by Colsanitas or the Embassy of Spain, and a special media coverage. Thanks to the support of the Carolina Foundation, the winner of this edition will also be able to make a one-week working visit to Madrid with all expenses paid. According to public health conditions, this visit will take place in 2021.

SECOND PLACE: $ 15,000,000, remuneration corresponding to the acquisition of the winning work by Colsanitas or the Embassy of Spain, and a special media coverage.

10 FINALISTS: Taking into account the impact that the crisis generated by COVID-19 has had on the creative and cultural sectors, in this edition of the Young Art Prize eight incentives of $ 1,500,000 will be awarded to eight finalist artists. Along with first and second place artists, these eight artists will also receive special media coverage.

 

WHAT WORKS CAN PARTICIPATE?

TECHNIQUES, DIMENSIONS AND THEME: Each artist can participate with one (1) individual work, and the theme and medium are free. Two-dimensional works, objects, sculptures and videos will also be received. Collective creations will NOT be received.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

The artists must gather the required information in a PDF and send it to artejovencol@gmail.com

 

KEY DATES

Registrations will be open until Tuesday, September 8 at 11:59 p.m. On September 16, curator Ximena Gama will present a list of 50 preselected works. This list will not be revealed to the public, it will serve as a filter for the evaluation by the jury. On September 17 and 18 the jury of the award will carry out the review of the 50 works preselected by Gama and on September 21 the list of 25 artists selected through the networks of Bacánika and the Young Art Prize will be announced. The 25 selected artists will have until October 6 to send their physical works. On October 14, the virtual exhibition of the Young Art Award 2020 will be inaugurated (The specific information with the link and access will be shared through the social networks of Bacánika and Young Art). On October 16, the 10 finalists of the Young Art Award 2020 will be announced, and, between October 19 and 28, each of the 10 finalists will have a special media coverage day. Finally, on October 29, the winners (first and second place) of the 2020 Young Art Award will be announced.

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