The beautiful golded Sala degli Specchi at Livorno’s Museo Giovanni Fattori was the setting for the announcement of the winners of the seventh edition of the PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE on Saturday 16th July, as the finalists’ exhibition came to a close.
The jury members - Adriana Polveroni, Antonello Tolve, Cristiana Perrella, Francesca Baboni, Ilaria Bonacossa, Luca Panaro and Stefano Taddei - selected Greta Pllana as winner of the Painting category, for her work “Fiori d’aprile, cani che allattano”, appreciating her ability to create complex, disturbing atmospheres using just a few strokes, a skill which anticipates an interesting future for the artist
Second place, with a special jury mention, was awarded to Iva Lulashi.
The prize in the Photography category was awarded to Lamberto Teotino for his work “Mary Shelley”, for his experimentation, the fineness of the mount, and his grammatical analysis of the language.
A special jury mention went to Jacopo Tomassini.
The winner of the Graphics category was announced as Anna Capolupo for her work “Don’t be afraid of emptiness”. She was selected for her innovative interpretation of a historical language, opening up new prospects for its development.
Second prize, and a special jury mention, was awarded to Sabrina Vivian Bello.
In the Sculpture/Installation category the prize was won by Alessandra Calò for her work “Secret Garden”. She was selected for her ability to construct an effective dialogue between the salvaging of memories of the past and the modernity of the present, evocatively taking us back to diversified languages that move between literature, photography and installation.
A special jury mention was awarded to second prize winner Ernesto Longobardi.
Lastly, in the Video category the prize was awarded to Hilla Ben Ari for her work “Na’amah: A Tribute to Nahum Benari”. She was selected for the maturity she shows in portraying images in which tensions and a quest for equilibrium interlace, recalling current socio-existential contexts.
A special jury mention went to Matteo Girola.
The Special Prizes were awarded as follows: the new “Fattori Contemporaneo” - consisting of a personal exhibition during the 2017 calendar of events at the Museo Fattori – was awarded to Paola Di Bello for her artistic career, her coherent research and investigation into photography and her specific perceptual system, while the Artist in Residence prizes, one in Belgrade (under 35) and one in Florence , were awarded respectively to:
- Sara Ciuffetta, whose work crosses the various languages of art and promises a bright future for the artist.
- Marta Lech for her ability to work surfaces in a rigorous and meticulous way, and for her research focussing on the perception of light and space.
The Popular Jury prize was won by Martina Camani for her work PER GRANDE AMORE - 36 giorni con i tuoi capelli del colore del grano / La cenere di 36 torsi di pannocchia / Per 36 minuti ho guardato il cielo
Announced the 80 artists who have been shortlisted for the seventh edition of PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE and the recommended artists list who will be published on the catalogue.
Selection held by Adriana Polveroni, Antonello Tolve, Cristiana Perrella, Francesca Baboni, Ilaria Bonacossa, Luca Panaro e Stefano Taddei.
Appointment at "Museo Civico G. Fattori ex Granai di Villa Mimbelli" and "Fortezza Vecchia" of Livorno from June 25th to July 16th.
Salvatore Alessi, Andrea Barzaghi, Elisa Cella, Stefano Cescon, Kalina Aleksandrova Danailova, Gianpiero De Gruttola, Emanuele Puzziello, Maurizio Faleni, Francesco Fusi, Gabriele Salvo Buzzanca, Giulio Saverio Rossi, Sai Hashizume, Juan Eugenio Ochoa, Pauline Koehorst, Pierpaolo Lista, Iva Lulashi, Luca Macauda, Saverio Magistri, Marta Lorenzon, Eleonora Mazza, Vincenzo Merola, Ettore Pinelli, Greta Pllana, Federica Poletti, Agostino Rocco, Lucia Simone, Tina Sgro, Vergauwen Victor, Annuli Viherjuuri, Xi Zhang
PAINTING CATEGORY: Alba Milan, Laura Allegro, Annamarie Dzendrowskyj, David Anocibar, Romina Bassu, Martina Biasetti, Carlo Sciff, Luca Cecioni, Pamela Chapman, Arnold Mario Dall’o, Paul De Flers, Giuseppe De Siati, Renata Franzky, Deenesh Ghyczy, Gruppo Didymos Alessia Certo E Giulia Vannucci, Schuyler Hazard, Deborah Ierano’, Ivan Iliev, Enrico Ingenito, Chen Li, Maddalena Granziera, Nataly Maier, Marco Demis, Ryota Matsumoto, Loredana Meo, Francesca Musig, Emanuele Napolitano, Mattia Noal, Silvia Paci, Angelikapa Panagiotidou, Emilio Patalocchi, Andrea Savazzi, Giuseppe Sciortino, Martinovic Svetislav, Imma Visconte, Willy Mazzi
GRAPHICS CATEGORY: Simone Arrighi, Carla Kleekamp, Veronica De Giovanelli, Dayoung Jeong, Ingrid Ledent, Lola Bonet I Palop, Marcin Bialas, Tanya Morand, Marta Moretto, Nina Carini, Vincenzo Punzo, Lucia Simone, Giulia Zanardi
PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORY: Andrea Barasciutti, Andrea Iran, Barbara Nati, Paul Brouns, Marina Camargo, Daniele Cascone, Andrea Cenacchi, Milica Cirovic, Chiara Cunzolo, Eureka Photograhper _ Stefano Gervasio, Marco Groppi, Gillian Hyland, Judith Jones, Alberto Magrin, Enrico Nocchi, Lorenzo Palombini, Monica Poggi, Edoardo Romagnoli, Ursa Schoepper, Mariacristina Silvestri
SCULPTURE/INSTALLATION CATEGORY: Barbara Amadori, Carlo Sciff, Sofia Cavicchini, Paolo Ciregia, Nazareno De Santis, Gianni Depaoli, Federica Di Carlo, Giulia Francini, Ketra, Monica Mazzone, Oriella Montin, Fabio Ranzolin, Stefano Seraglio, Silvia Manazza, Christian Zucconi