Institutions 04-08-2017

BULGARI teams up with Rome’s MAXXI to present new award for young artists

Yet another luxury fashion brand is showing its support to contemporary art.

The Italian Jewelry and luxury goods retailer BULGARI has in fact announced that it is teaming up with Rome’s MAXXI (National Museum of the 21st Century Arts) to support contemporary art and specifically young artists through the newly established MAXXI Bulgari Prize.

Together with a change in name, the former premio MAXXI has also slightly changed its format for its 2018 edition; the award will be open not only to Italian artists but also to international artists that have produced a new project in Italy over the last two years.

Three finalists will be announced in at BULGARI’s Hotel in London on October 3 and will be chosen by a jury composed of Hou Hanru, artistic director at MAXXI, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, director of MAXXI Arte, independent curator David Elliott, Yuko Hasegawa, artistic director at MOT in Tokyo and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The winner will be announced in October 2018.

Works by the shortlisted artists will be on show at MAXXI from May 2018 as part of an exhibition that will be curated by Giulia Ferracci.


Premio MAXXI: Vedovamazzei, Climbing, 2000. Collezione MAXXI, Foto Musacchio & Ianniello, courtesy Fonazione MAXXI.
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