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Ceramic Award

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Open to Art 3

Ceramic Award

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Open to Art 3

Ceramic Award


From 14 February 2019 to 18 April 2019


Officine Saffi is pleased to present the finalists of the third edition of its award. Open to Art is a biennial competition that aims to support the use of ceramics in contemporary culture, art and design. 

24 shortlisted artists will be exhibited at Officine Saffi gallery from February 14th through April 18th 2019. During the opening reception – on February 13th – the jury will announce the winners. The 2 cash prizes of € 5,000 will be awarded to the artists who have distinguished themselves for research, technique and originality in the respective categories of participation, art and design. In addition, 6 Artist in Residence Awards in collaboration with Sundaymorning@ekwc (NL), International Ceramic Research Center Guldagergaard (DK), Carlo Zauli Museum (IT), International Ceramic Art Festival in Sasama (JP), Amfora together with Seinäjoki city (FI), Ceramic Museum of Mondovì (IT).

The finalists have been selected amongst 400 candidates over 45 nationalities by an international jury comprised of 8 experts from the art and design world including Felicity Aylieff (artist, Head of programme Royal College of Arts, London), Laura Borghi (Officine Saffi), Flaminio Gualdoni (journalist, art critic and professor at Brera Academy of Fine Arts), Tom Morris (editor and consultant specialized in design, interiors and architecture), Isabelle Naef Galuba (director of Ariana Museum), Elisa Ossino (architect, stylist), Ranti Tjan (director of EKWC) and Matteo Zauli (curator, director of Carlo Zauli Museum).

The shortlisted artists on show are:

Salvatore Arancio (IT), Giulia Bonora (IT), Roger Coll (ES), Tommaso Corvi Mora (IT), Yewen Dong (PRC), Sophie Mirra Grandjean (CH), Joe Isanako (JP), Cecil Kemperink (NL), Virginia Leonard (NZ), Claire Lindner (FR), Linda Lopez (USA), Claire Mayet (FR), Jongjin Park (KR), Sarah Pschorn (DE), Irina Razumovskaya (RU), Andrea Sala (IT), Priyanka Sharma (IN), John Shea (USA), Alice Walton (UK)

Mar De Dios (ES), Romina Gris Ormo (ES), Yves Perrella (IT), Claudio Pulicati (IT), Aliki van der Kruijs (NL)

The award is supported by:
Ariana, Swiss Museum for ceramics and glass, Geneva, Switzerland
Carlo Zauli Museum, Faenza, Italy
Ceramic Museum of Mondovì, Italy
Sundaymorning@ekwc, The Netherlands
International Ceramic Research Center Guldagergaard, Denmark
Amfora and Seinäjoki city, Finland

With the Patronage of Comune di Milano and MIC – International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza.

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