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Premiul Celeste / Celeste Prize


Dates: 7-15 December 2013
Opening hours: 3pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Fienaroli 28 (ex-Biblis), via dei Fienaroli 28, Trastevere district, Rome, Italy

Programme for Saturday 7th December 2013
Exhibition opens at 2pm
Meet & Greet with the curator
Drinks from 6pm
Awards at 7.30pm
Party with DJ set from 9pm to late

Finalist Artists
Painting & Graphics Prize
Stefano Bullo, Hriech Chourouk, Candice Smith Corby, Eugenia Cuéllar, Cristina Gardumi,
Noa Giniger, Cătălin Petrișor, Tibor Pogonyi, Johanna Strobel,Tomas Tichy.

Photography & Digital Graphics Prize
Carmen Dobre, Alix Delmas, Katharina Kiebacher, Dan McCormack, Simon Mulvaney,
Josee Pedneault, May San Alberto, Alexander Solomon, Nikolas Ventourakis.

Video & Animation Prize
Jumana Emil Abboud, Vasco Araújo, Rimma Arslanov, Pavel Braila, Alix Delmas,
Valentina Ferrandes, Joffre Nathalie, Shahar Marcus, Duranté Sébastien, Kenichi Sawazaki.

Installation, Sculpture, Live Media & Performance Prize
Maja Bajevic, Alona Rodeh, Dominique Blais, Basurama, Elisabetta Falanga,
LAB BINÆR, Boohri Park, Ana Prvacki, Evangelia Spiliopoulou, Pavol Truben.

Selection Panel
Ami Barak, curator of Celeste Prize 2013
Ferran Barenblit - Director Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Madrid, Spain
Iara Boubnova - Curator at ICA Sofia Bulgaria, & Russia
Katrina Brown - Director of The Common Guild Glasgow, UK
Florence Derieux - Director of Frac Champagne Ardenne, France
Dominique Fontaine - Independent curator, Montreal, Canada
Christian Fuller - Curator at Recession Art Brooklyn, USA
Mihnea Mircan - Artistic Director of Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, Belgium
Gean Moreno - Independent curator, Miami, USA
Ian Alden Russell - Curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, USA
Alia Swastika - Independent curator, Jakarta, Indonesia
Gaëtane Verna - Director of The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada


The selection of the 40 finalists and the 80 shortlisted works for the prize catalogue were made by the Selection Panel of 11 international curators and art critics and by Ami Barak. Each member of the Selection Panel has published online his or her 5 favorite works in each of the categories of the award. The 10 artists in each category whose works received a majority of votes have been admitted to the final exhibition and prize voting in Rome on 7 December.
20,000 € prize-money will be awarded according to choices made in a secret vote by the finalist artists themselves and the curator of the prize, Ami Barak.

Carmen Dobre