InstitutionsAwards 04-10-2017

The MAXXI Bulgari prize announces three finalists for its inaugural edition

The three finalists of the inaugural edition of the MAXXI Bulgari Prize have been announced yesterday during an event held at London’s Bulgari Hotel, and they are: Talia Chetrit (1982, lives and work in New York), Invernomuto — Simone Bertuzzi 1983 & Simone Trabucchi 1982 (live and work between Vernasca in the province of Piacenza and Milan) and Diego Marcon (1985, lives and work in Paris)

Open to both Italian and international artists, the prize includes an exhibition at the Rome Institution in May 2018, featuring site-specific works by the three finalists. The winner will be announced in October 2018, and their work will be acquired by the museum, one of Italy’s most prestigious art institutions.

The shortlisted artists were chosen by a jury consisting of Hou Hanru, artistic director at MAXXI and Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, director of MAXXI Arte, alongside curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and David Elliott as well as Yuko Hasegawa, artistic director of Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art. (MOT)


INVERNOMUTO, Installation view at 16a Quadriennale d’Arte (I would prefer not to – Preferirei di no), 2016, Ph. OKNOstudio. Courtesy of the artists & Pinksummer gallery.


The partnership between MAXXI and luxury retailer BULGARI was established this year in order to support young artists, and it transforms completely the format of the former Premio MAXXI, which was open to Italian artists exclusively. From 2017, the new MAXXI Bulgari prize will also be open to international artists who have produced a project in Italy over the last two years.


Diego Marcon, Monelle, 2017, 35 mm film, CGI animation, color, sound, 13’56” in loop. Film frame, Produced by In Between Art Film, Courtesy Ermes-Ermes.


Talia Chetrit, Legs, 2016, silver Gelatin print, 24 x 16 in / 61 x 40.6 cm, Ed. 4 +2 AP

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