AMA AMOEDO FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED 2023 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARD WINNERS
The results of the first edition of the Ama Amoedo Foundation Grants were announced. Among approximately 2,000 applications, 10 projects were selected in the following categories: Artists, Art and Social Commitment, Organizations and Publications.
The projects will receive support of US$ 10,000 with the aim of providing resources and opportunities to strengthen the Latin American art ecosystem and its institutions.
With a predominant focus on South America, the Grants aim to make cultural and social diversity visible, recognizing and celebrating the multiplicity of approaches, generations and trajectories. "The proposals selected in this first edition coincide in the mission to broaden the panorama of opportunities for the visual arts. The projects invite reflection, experimentation and also, demonstrate a deep commitment to artistic practice", says Amalia Amoedo, Founding Director.
The Jury was composed of Sonia Becce (Independent Curator), Marina Reyes Franco (Curator, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico), Yudi Rafael (Independent Curator and Researcher) and on behalf of the Foundation, Verónica Flom (Director, Fundación Ama Amoedo): "As a jury, the selection presented great challenges due to the excellent quality of the applications. We are certain that the Fundación Ama Amoedo Grants constitute a structural support in encouraging and materializing innovative visions in various production contexts. The selected projects will represent a direct contribution to the field of Latin American art and will generate a positive impact on the various communities in which they are embedded. We hope that the selected artists, organizations, and institutions achieve their goals and, along the way, stimulate reflection and encourage the recognition of the plurality within the contemporary art ecosystem".
Winners by category
Artists: Paula Castro (Argentina) Sofía Victoria Córdova (Puerto Rico) Rafael Rg (Brazil) and Campo Sucio (Uruguay).
Organizations: La Nueva Fábrica (Guatemala) and Travesías Terremoto (Mexico).
Art and Social Engagement: Ruta del Castor (Mexico) and Solar dos Abacaxis (Brazil).
Publications: [NAME] Publications (USA/Cuba) and Ticio Escobar (Paraguay).