Videoart Latinamerican Award
The Han Nefkens Foundation and the Contemporary Art Center of Quito push video art with an award in Latin America
• This joint award seeks to promote international artistic production in this contemporary artistic field.
• The winning artist will receive funding for a full year to bring their project to fruition. Their work will also be presented at the exhibition "Over the Clouds: videos from the Han Nefkens Foundation" at the Contemporary Art Center of Quito.
• The jury meeting that will decide on the winner of the award will be held on 25th June at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona.
Barcelona, June, 2018. - The Han Nefkens Foundation and the Contemporary Art Center of Quito (CAC Quito) have organised an award that focuses on the international promulgation of video art. With this goal in mind, the Han Nefkens Foundation – Contemporary Art Center of Quito Art Video Production Award becomes a tool for boosting the production of this artistic field and is aimed at artists of Latin American nationality or origin.
The Han Nefkens Foundation will award the winning artist a sum of $15,000 to finance the production of their video art work over the period of one year. A copy of this video art work will also be included in the collection of this organisation. The jury meeting that will decide on the project deserving of the award, as well as its official announcement, will be held on 25th June at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona.
This new award follows the line of work initiated by the Han Nefkens – ARCOmadrid Award, which is aimed at consolidating the career of candidates with promising artistic profiles with an international perspective.
The winning project will be presented at the exhibition "Over the Clouds: videos from the Han Nefkens Foundation" at the Contemporary Art Center of Quito, as well as at various Latin American and international centres at a later stage. Winner of the Han Nefkens –ARCOmadrid 2018 Award, Maya Watanabe, will also exhibit her work alongside this video art work.
The selection jury for the artist who will receive the award is formed by a group of experts from the Latin American artistic world: Pablo León de la Barra (Mexican curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for the Latin American phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative); Hilde Teerlinck (president and curator of the Han Nefkens Foundation); Eduardo Carrera (chief curator of the Contemporary Art Center of Quito); Miguel López (Peruvian writer, researcher, and co-director and chief curator of TEOR/éTica in Costa Rica); and Jorge Fernández Torres (director of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana).
Miguel A. López
Pablo León de la Barra
Jorge Fernández Torres
Latinamerican Videoart Award with Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito.