International Prize for Performance / Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea (Lá Fora… 47)

The official announcement of the International Prize for Performance, organized
by the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento, in collaboration with
Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara and with the support of Fondazione Cassa
di Risparmio of Trento and Rovereto, is out. The Prize, which counts its fourth
edition this year, can be characterized as the first and only prize for
performance that exists in the world and proposes the same formula as last
years, which saw high participation numbers from both the public and the

All artists of all nationalities, from all formative backgrounds (visual
arts, dance, music, poetry, etc.) and born from January 1st, 1973 are invited
to participate. The first prize is fixed at 5,000 euros and there will also be
minor prizes awarded.

At least one place will be reserved amongst the finalists for the artists born
or resident in Trentino-South Tyrol, the province of Verona or the Austrian
The initiative aims to select among the participants twelve young performers
from all over the world, who are invited to realize a previously unseen
performance on the evenings of October 10th and 11th, 2008 at the Teatro
Sociale of Trento. Performances will run under the eyes of a jury composed of
some of the most absolute names in the Italian and international contemporary
art world, one of whom will be president, the artist and performer Carlos

Other members of the jury are specialists with different backgrounds, in
order to guarantee the Prize a multidisciplinary character; they are: Carlo
Antonelli(music critic and Director of “Rolling Stone” Italia), Helena Kontova
(Co-director “Flash Art”), Gian Marco Montesano (artist, Artistic Director of
Teatro Stabile dell’Innovazione, Pescara), Catherine Wood (Curator of
Contemporary art and performance at Tate Modern, London), Franco Oss Noser
(Director of Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara of Trento) and Fabio
Cavallucci (Artistic Director of Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of
Trento). Applications must include all materials, as specified in the
official announcement, and be sent via email to
(posted materials will not be accepted). The deadline for the application
form and materials is fixed at 12:00 PM on Sunday, August 31st, 2008 (Italian

The official announcement is available at

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea
Via Belenzani 46
38100 Trento – Italia
T: +39 0461 985511
F: +39 0461 237033


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