The Faena Prize for the Arts aims to foster artistic experimentation, to encourage crossover between expressions and disciplines, and to promote exploration of the infinite links between art, technology, and design.
As in all its previous editions, leading figures from the international art world will compose the jury for the 2015 prize—currently the most important art prize in Argentina. Under the coordination of Ximena Caminos, the jury of the 2015 edition will include: Caroline Bourgeois, the curator of the François Pinault Foundation; Rita Gonzalez, curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Katie Sonnenborn, co-director of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in New York; and Sonia Becce, a renowned independent Argentine curator.
The fourth edition of the Faena Prize will call on artists or groups of artists from all over the world to develop original, site-specific projects that are in dialogue with the architecture and space of the Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires. This interaction may consist of a direct response to its dimensions, or a significant exploration of its occupation. Proposals may include installations, performances, paintings, sculptures, photographs, work rooted in design or architecture, film or video pieces, and all possible hybrids of the above disciplines.
The winning project will receive a US$25,000 prize for the artist and a budget of up to $50,000 to finance the work’s production for exhibition at Faena Arts Center during 2015. Two special mentions will also be awarded, each with a US$1,000 prize.