During Artissima 2017 international juries will award seven prizes to participating artists and galleries.

The first edition of the Campari Art Prize marks the beginning of a three-year partnership between Artissima and Campari.

In 2017 the prize will be assigned to an artist under 35 selected from those featured in the various sections of the Fair, who focus in their research on the evocative power of storytelling in all its interpretations, and on the communicative dimension of the work.

The selected artist will receive a cash prize of €2500 and will have a solo show in the spaces of Galleria Campari, with a specific production budget.

The jury:
Adam Budak, chief curator, National Gallery, Prague
Francesco Stocchi, curator for modern and contemporary art, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Carina Plath, deputy director, Sprengel Museum Hannover

Refresh Irinox Prize, for the new section Disegni, will be assigned to the artist whose work stands out for its ability to “reinvent while conserving”.

The jury:
Claire Gilman, curator, The Drawing Center, New York
Katharine Stout, deputy director, ICA, London
Irina Zucca Alessandrelli, curator, Ramo Collection, Milano

The OGR Award is a new prize of Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT leading to the acquisition of a work as part of the foundation’s collection, for the new OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Torino.

The jury:
Fawz Kabra, independent curator and writer, New York
Abaseh Mirvali, independent contemporary art and architecture curator and project producer, Mexico City, Berlin
Nicola Ricciardi, artistic director, OGR, Torino

CARIOCA KIDS Prize is organised by Carioca in collaboration with the Department of Education of the municipality of Torino and in partnership with Zonarte. The prize will be assigned to an artist from the New Entries section, with the aim of promoting art and creativity in the kindergartens of the city of Torino.

illy Present Future Prize, supported by illycaffè since 2001, is assigned to the artist whose research is seen as the most innovative by an international jury. Since 2012, in collaboration with Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, the prize offers the winner the exceptional opportunity to have a show in the spaces of the museum.

The jury:
Mary Ceruti, executive director and chief curator, Sculpture Center, New York
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, director, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and GAM, Torino
Luigi Fassi, visual arts curator, Steirischer Herbst festival, Graz

 

In 2016 the Prize has been awarded to Cécile B. Evans, presented by Galerie Barbara Seiler with the work What the heart wants, 2016. The jury also awarded two special mentions: the first one to Renato Leotta presented by galleries Fonti (Napoli) and Madragoa (Lisbon); the second one to the artistic duo, Body by Body, in the booth of gallery Château Shatto (Los Angeles).

Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize, based on the partnership with Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte, honours the gallery with the most interesting project in terms of historical importance and presentation.

The jury:
Eva Fabbris, curator, Fondazione Prada, Milano
Francesco Manacorda, director, V-A-C Foundation, Moscow
Andrea Viliani, director, MADRE, Napoli
Lisa Parola, curator, Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte, Torino

 

In 2016 the prize was awarded to Galerie in situ – Fabienne Leclerc (Paris) for its presentation of the work of Lars Fredrikson.

Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize has been organised to encourage and promote one young artist. Alongside the prize, the foundation will move forward with its major programme of acquisitions of works at Artissima to augment the collection of the MEF – Museo Ettore Fico in Torino.

The jury:
Renato Alpegiani, collector, advisor, Fondazione Ettore Fico, Torino
Andrea Busto, director, MEF – Museo Ettore Fico, Torino
Simone Menegoi, independent curator, Verona and Milano
Letizia Ragaglia, director, Museion, Bolzano

 

In 2016 the Prize was awarded to Gian Maria Tosatti, presented by Lia Rumma gallery in the Main section.

Established in 2015 in collaboration with Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, the Reda Prize is awarded to a young artist whose research explores the photographic medium.

In 2016 the prize was awarded to Joanna Piotrowska presented by the gallery Madragoa (Lisbon) in the New Entries section.

The jury:
Tobia Bezzola, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Reinhard Braun, Camera Austria, Graz
Francesco Zanot, Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Torino
Giovanna Silva, Humboldt Books, Milano

The Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize, in partnership with the Sardi per l’Arte Foundation, is awarded to the gallery with the best exhibition project in terms of historical relevance and presentation of the booth.

In 2016 the prize was awarded to Galerie in situ – Fabienne Leclerc (Paris) for its presentation of the work of Lars Fredrikson.

The jury:
Daniel Baumann, Kunsthalle Zurich
Christine Macel, Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Paris | Venice Biennale (2017)
Joanna Mytkowska, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

The illy Present Future Prize, backed by illycaffè for 15 years, is awarded to an artist participating in the Present Future section.

In 2016 the Prize has been awarded to Cécile B. Evans, presented by Galerie Barbara Seiler with the work What the heart wants, 2016. The jury also awarded two special mentions: the first one to Renato Leotta presented by galleries Fonti (Napoli) and Madragoa (Lisbon); the second one to the artistic duo, Body by Body, in the booth of gallery Château Shatto (Los Angeles).

The jury:
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea – GAM, Rivoli-Torino
Bart van der Heide, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Nicoletta Fiorucci, Fiorucci Art Trust, London

The Owenscorp Prize is awarded to a recently established gallery participating in the New Entries section to recognise its commitment to seeking new talents.

In 2016 the Prize has been awarded to Cavalo gallery (Rio de Janeiro).

The jury:
Emma Lavigne, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz | Biennale de Lyon (2017)
Jose Roca, FLORA ars+natura, Bogotà
Kitty Scott, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto | Liverpool Biennial (2018)
& Michèle Lamy

 

The Prix K-Way Per4m is awarded to the most significant performance work among those presented on the Per4m stage, and it has been established thanks to the attention K-Way® pays to this form of experimentation.

The 2016 edition of the Prix K-Way Per4m went to Juliette Blightman (Farnham, England, 1980), presented by Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin), with the performance Now, Soon, Wait (2016).

The jury:
Franz Bernardelli, independent curator, Torino
Ruth Estevez, REDCAT, Los Angeles
Silvia Fanti, Xing, Bologna
Filipa Ramos, Art Agenda, London

A team of designers will select a talent participating in the fair to be supported in the realization of a forthcoming project. 

In 2016, the Prize has been awarded to Giorgio Andreotta Calò, presented by Sprovieri gallery (London).

The jury:
Massimo Orsini, CEO, Mutina, Modena
Patricia Urquiola, architect and designer, Milano
Gianluigi Ricuperati, writer and creative director, Domus, Torino
Marco De Vincenzo, designer, Roma

The Ettore Fico Foundation Prize, established by the Ettore Fico Foundation in 2009, is awarded to an artist among those exhibiting at Artissima in every section.

In 2016 the Prize was awarded to Gian Maria Tosatti, presented by Lia Rumma gallery in the Main section.

The jury:
Andrea Busto, MEF – Museo Ettore Fico, Torino
Letizia Ragaglia, Museion, Bolzano
Andrea Viliani, MADRE, Napoli
Renato Alpegiani, collector, Torino

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