June 16, 2016 - Faena Art - 2016 applications open
June 16, 2016

Faena Art

Cayetano Ferrer, Endless Columns, 2014. Salvaged MGM ash tray, polystyrene on wood frame, Aquaresin, mirrors, sound and light projection (18 x 18 x 10 feet). Image courtesy of Château Shatto and the artist.

2016 applications open

Application deadline: August 10, 2016


Faena Art, the international nonprofit organization led by Ximena Caminos, today launched the open call for the 2016–17 Faena Prize for the Arts. A biennial international juried prize, the Faena Prize for the Arts recognizes artistic experimentation, encourages post-disciplinary and temporal exploration, and promotes inquiry of the infinite links among art, technology and design. Project proposals should be submitted online at www.faenaart.org/faenaprize by August 10, 2016. Winning proposals will be produced for exhibition at Faena Art Center Buenos Aires in 2017.

Under the coordination of Ms. Caminos, the 2016 selection jury will include: Carlos Basualdo, Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Achim Borchardt-Hume, Director of Exhibitions at the Tate Modern; Caroline Bourgeois, curator of the François Pinault Foundation; independent curator Jesús Fuenmayor; and Victoria Noorthoorn, Director of Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires.

This year’s edition of the Faena Prize for the Arts calls on artists or groups of artists from all over the world to develop proposals for original projects that engage with the concept of time and duration while also interacting with the monumental architecture of the Faena Art Center in a significant way.

Considered one of the most prestigious art prizes in the Americas, Faena Prize winners are awarded a total of 75,000 USD; 25,000 USD of which is allocated to the artist in unrestricted funds with a 50,000 USD budget for production to realize their proposal. The resulting work will be exhibited at the Faena Art Center Buenos Aires with the possibility of being adapted for Faena Forum in Miami Beach. Two special mentions will also be awarded, each with a 1,000 USD prize.

Previous Faena Prize winners are Cayetano Ferrer (2015), Fundación Vairoletto (2013), Martín Sastre (2012). Special mention awards have been granted to Nicolas Gullota (2015), Pablo Rasgado (2015), Santiago Sierra (2013), Sebastián Díaz Morales (2013), and Wilfredo Prieto (2012).


Artists, both individuals and collectives, 18 years old and above are eligible to apply. Project proposals should be submitted online before August 10, 2016. Submissions may include interdisciplinary projects, installations, performances, paintings, sculptures, photographs, film or video, and work in design or architecture that reflects on, responds to and/or occupies the Faena Art Center in a profound and impactful way.

Review process
While maintaining the open call, this year’s Prize will feature a Nominating Committee that will include curators and museum directors from around the world. These nominations will be anonymous and will be reviewed by the Faena Prize jury along with all open call submissions.

The Nominating Committee will include: Abdellah Karroum, Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar; Fernanda Brenner, Artistic Director of PIVÔ, São Paulo; Jessica Morgan, Director of Dia Art Foundation, New York; Lucrecia Palacios, Curator at Malba, Buenos Aires; Philippe Pirotte, Director of Portikus and Biennale de Montréal; and Franklin Sirmans, Director of Perez Art Museum Miami. The Nominating Committee will be coordinated by curator, Jesus Fuenmayor. 


About Faena Art
Faena Art is a nonprofit organization that houses and produces post-disciplinary and time-based experiences. A catalyst for innovative, site-specific and immersive creative practices, ​Faena Art is a transformative bridge across the Americas, between the South and the North, the popular and the experimental. At the Faena Art Center Buenos Aires and at Faena Forum in Miami Beach, ​Faena Art fosters new models for performative social interaction that transcend the traditional boundaries of art, science, philosophy and social practice. Ximena Caminos is the Artistic Director and Chair of ​Faena Art.

The Faena Circle, an international advisory committee for ​Faena Art programming in Miami, consists of Carlos Basualdo (Keith L. & Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art), Caroline Bourgeois (Curator, Pinault Collection), Alan Faena (Founder and President, Faena) and Alex Poots (Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Culture Shed).

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