Work by Iagor Peres, winner in the 2018 edition. Photo: Disclosure

With the aim of encouraging contemporary Brazilian art produced by young people between the ages of 18 and 29, the 7th EDP nas Artes Award is open for entries between March 3 and April 3 (click here to access registration and public notice). Ten participants will be selected who will receive critical monitoring from the team of judges in their workshops and, at the end of the process, will participate in a collective exhibition at Instituto Tomie Ohtake.

In addition to supporting the artistic path of those selected in the process of carrying out the works, this monitoring implements the criteria for choosing the three final winners, announced on the opening day of the exhibition, on 1o of October. These three artists will receive grants for artistic residencies abroad.

The award is aimed at young artists from all over Brazil, born or residing in the country for at least two years and, in addition to the award, it includes a series of activities throughout the year, such as debates and workshops, including in Brazilian regions where access contemporary art is more restricted. The first, the “Artist Career” debate, will take place on March 10, at 19:30 pm, at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, when the public will be able to interact with artists Ana Almeida, Carla Chaim and Leda Catunda.

“The EDP nas Artes award is one of the Company’s main actions on this front, stimulating the development of contemporary art and helping to reveal new generations of great artists”, says Luis Carlos Gouveia Pereira, director of the IEDP, in a text promoting the award. In the previous edition, in 2018, the recipients of international artistic residencies were Marie Carangi (Recife); Elilson Gomes Do Nascimento (Recife) and Iagor João Barbosa Peres (Rio De Janeiro).


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