SPLATTER MORFOGENÉTICO / ARLT MASCHINE WAS THE WINNER OF THE NINTH EDITION OF THE ARTEBA-PETROBRAS VISUAL ARTS AWARD
The 21st EDITION of arteBA presented the ninth edition of the arteBA-Petrobras Visual Arts Prize: UNÁNIME (Unanimous). Under the direction of Victoria Noorthoorn (a freelance curator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina), the prize has brought together Argentine artists from all disciplines to explore the possibilities of collaboration and experimentation, generating brand-new projects from the dialogue among three or more artists whose collaboration was likewise taking place for the first time. And, in the same spirit, the Prize gathered together a Selection Committee of intellectual creators each of whom is at the top of his or her field: visual artists Fernanda Laguna and Patricio Larrembebere; critic and writer María Gainza; writer and scholar Ana Longoni; freelance curator Javier Villa, writer Rubén Mira and theater directors. Emilio García Wehbi, Mariana Obersztern and Rafael Spregelburd. The call was to choose three projects in full unanimity. Out of the total of 150 proposals received, only three received a grant of $20,000 (Argentine pesos) to produce their work and later exhibit it at arteBA. On the first day of the Fair at the arteBA Auditorium a Jury composed of Alejandro Tantanian (theater director and writer), Alejandro Ros (graphic designer) and Alejandra Aguado (freelance curator and critic), announced the winner of the non acquisition prize of US$ 50,000. The winner of the ninth edition of the arteBA-Petrobras Visual Arts Prize was SPLATTER MORFOGENÉTICO / ARLT MASCHINE presented by Silvina Aguirre, Laura Bilbao, Roberto Conlazo and Lux Lindner. The two other projects chosen by the Committee were: POP UP CARTOON presented by Emiliana Arias, Cecilia Lenardón, Silvia Lenardón, Guillermo Martínez, Renata Minoldo, Sebastián Rosés and Luciano Schillagi; and LA MULTISECTORIAL INVISIBLE presented by Gustavo Doliner, Ana Gallardo, Lola Granillo, Guillermina Mongan, Mariela Scafati and Elisa Strada.