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Call for entries for Ateneo Art Awards 2019

The Ateneo Art Gallery is now accepting nominations and entries for the 2019 Ateneo Art Awards – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art and Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism.

The Ateneo Art Gallery is now accepting nominations and entries for the 2019 Ateneo Art Awards – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art and Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism. Deadline of submission of nominations and entries is on 31 May 2019 at 5 pm.

Ateneo Art Awards – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art

Celebrating the best of contemporary art in the Philippines, the Ateneo Art Gallery and its partners give recognition and opportunities to Filipino visual artists below the age of 36 through the annual Ateneo Art Awards – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art. Since 2004, outstanding works and exhibitions by young visual artists are duly recognized through this prize that honors Fernando Zóbel (1924-1984), the founding benefactor of the Ateneo Art Gallery.

From a shortlist of twelve (12), three (3) winners will be selected who will be eligible for international residency grants funded by Ateneo Art Gallery and its partner institutions such as The Creative Campus, Liverpool Hope University in United Kingdom; Artesan Gallery + Studio in Singapore; and La Trobe University in Bendigo, Australia. The Ateneo Art Gallery also continues its partnership with the Embassy of Italy through the Ateneo Art Awards – Embassy of Italy Purchase Prize.  This new award incentive is in line with the Embassy’s mission to compile a collection of Philippine contemporary art. The recipient will be selected among the 12 shortlisted artists.

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Those eligible to nominate for the Ateneo Art Awards – Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art are former members of the Ateneo Art Awards jury, museum directors or curators, gallerists, independent curators, professional visual artists (must have participated in at least one solo or group exhibition in a public venue), art administrators, art journalists or art educators residing in the Philippines. The artworks for nomination must have appeared in a solo or group show within the twelve months preceding 2 May 2019.

To download the nomination form and guidelines for the Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art, go to https://bit.ly/AAA19FZNomForm

Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism

Founded in 2014, the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism was established by the Ateneo Art Gallery, in partnership with Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation Inc. and in association with The Philippine Star. In 2016, Ateneo Art Gallery announced ArtAsiaPacific Magazine as a new publication partner for the prizes. The award honors the memory of Purita Kalaw-Ledesma, art patron, founder of Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), and an art writer who authored several important books on Philippine History.

Writers or contributors based in the Philippines may join the competition. With no more than 1000 words, all entries for the award should reflect the style of an art criticism article. The final list of exhibitions open for review is posted on the Ateneo Art Gallery website (ateneoartgallery.com).

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The two (2) winners for this category will be determined from a shortlist of six (6). The winner of the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize – The Philippine Starwill be awarded a regular column to be published twice a month or 24 articles for a year, under the column, ‘Platforms’ in the Arts & Culture section of the paper.  The winner of the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize – ArtAsiaPacific Magazine will be contributing to the bi-monthly publication, with a total of six articles for a year. Moreover, the two winners of the Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism will be contributing to Perro Berde, an annual publication for cultural dialogue by Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines.

All shortlisted writers will also have the chance to submit their works to the new online site, Vital Points: Essays from the Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism, a new platform created in partnership with the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation Inc., as another venue for art criticism.

To download the complete mechanics for the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism, visit: https://bit.ly/AAA19PKLProfile

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Deadline for all submissions is on 31 May 2019 at 5 pm. The complete mechanics and downloadable forms are also available at the Ateneo Art Gallery website (ateneoartgallery.com)

For other inquiries, email us at aag@ateneo.edu or call us at 426-6001 loc. 5392 or 426-6488.  

The Ateneo Art Awards 2019 is made possible in partnership with Areté, Shangri-la Plaza, Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation Inc., The Philippine Star, ArtAsiaPacific Magazine, Metro Society, La Trobe University, Liverpool Hope University, Artesan Gallery + Studio, The Embassy of Italy, The Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, Artline, Pebeo, and Derwent. 

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