Friday, April 20, 2012

Faena Prize for the Arts

Deadline: July 6, 2012 (ONLINE)

Faena Prize for the Arts
Faena Arts Center

Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
May 2013

The objective of the Faena Arts Center is to provide a space for the most cutting-edge expressions in contemporary art through a program of exhibitions with a strong interdisciplinary focus.

We believe that the boldest of today’s art can be found along the borders where traditional disciplines come together: the lines where the visual arts merge with design, architecture, new technologies, fashion and literature.


This is an open call to artists across the world that offers US$25,000 in prize money and US$50,000 to finance the production of a site-specific project. The project will be exhibited at the Faena Arts Center in mid-2013. In addition, two special mentions will go to two other projects with a prize amount of US$500 each.

Concept of the Faena Prize for the Arts:

This edition of the Faena Prize for the Arts is reserved for site-specific projects, that is, projects especially conceived for the physical and symbolic space of our new exhibition room.

The call is for new projects in different artistic fields and/or interdisciplinary projects (installations, performances, paintings, sculptures, photographs, works that include design and architecture, film or video pieces, and all hybrids of the aforementioned disciplines) that clearly reflect on the space of the Faena Arts Center, respond to the center and/or occupy the center's space in a significant way.

This Prize is a chance for applicants to produce large-sized pieces, but neither size nor scale is a requisite for winning the prize.

Performance or theater pieces that involve “performances” will be considered, provided that they also include a permanent exhibition.


All individuals over the age of 18 can participate in the Competition, including young artists, artists with an established career and well-known artists (the “Applicants”). Both individuals and art collectives can apply. Each art collective can present one project. The artists who are part of an art collective that presents a project can also present their own individual project.


The prize winner will be selected by an international jury of three experts: Carlos Basualdo, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and an Adjunct Professor at the IUAV University in Venice, Italy; Caroline Bourgeois, curator of the François Pinault Foundation exhibit, and Inés Katzenstein, the Art Department Director at the Torcuato Di Tella University. The jury selection will be supervised by Ximena Caminos, Executive Director of the Faena Arts Center.

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Faena Arts Center
Aimé Paine 1169, Puerto Madero
Buenos Aires, Argentina (1137)
T: 4010 9233