The OGR Award, now at its 5th edition, is the prize organized by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT for the acquisition of a work for the foundation’s collection, then provided on loan to OGR Torino. In line with the mission of OGR Torino, an international hub of innovation and contemporary culture, one of the most dynamic centres of experimentation in Europe, the award assigned during Artissima focuses on the sophisticated relationship between art and technology. For the second year, the OGR Award will establish dialogue with the project Beyond Production, based on collaboration between Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT and Artissima, to investigate the complex phenomenon of the Metaverse.
The award confirms the role of the two institutions as catalysts of creative energies, activators of synergies across the cultural realities of the territory, with the aim of reinforcing the network of collaborations among the cultural forces of the city of Turin.
Fondazione Merz, one of the protagonists of the new Artissima project A SUD, returns with “ad occhi chiusi…”, the grant created in 2021 in collaboration with the fair, with the aim of selecting the international artist that corresponds best to the foundation’s research on young artists of the Mediterranean. The selected artist will have the possibility of taking part in a residency in Sicily. The results of the work conducted during the course of the residency will be presented in the programming of ZACentrale at the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa in Palermo.
In 2021 the artist selected in the project was Heba Y. Amin, presented by the Zilberman Gallery of Istanbul and Berlin.
Jury of “ad occhi chiusi…” by Fondazione Merz
Owen Martin, director and chief curator, Norval Foundation, Cape Town
Beatrice Merz, president, Fondazione Merz, Turin and ZACentrale, Palermo
Agata Polizzi, curatorial coordinator, ZACentrale, Palermo
Bart van der Heide, director, Museion, Bolzano
Fondazione Oelle, one of the protagonists of the new Artissima project A SUD, sponsors the ISOLA SICILIA 2022 residency, based on the selection made by an international jury of one artist among those represented by the galleries in the fair. The artist will have the opportunity to take part in a residency at Acicastello, Catania, during which they will conduct research on the concept of Sicily, an island among islands. Upon completion of the residency, an exhibition will be organized in one of the locations in which the Foundation operates.
Jury ISOLA SICILIA 2022 by Fondazione Oelle
Etienne Bernard, director, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes
Francesca Guerisoli, director, MAC Contemporary Art Museum, Lissone
The Ettore and Ines Fico Prize, organized with MEF Museo Ettore Fico of Torino and now at its 13th iteration, has been updated with a continuing focus on the promotion and support of the work of young artists, through an acquisition. Andrea Busto (President and Director of the MEF Museo Ettore Fico, Turin) and an international jury will select the winner among the artists showing work at Artissima, thanks to his/her international research and poetics.
In the past editions the prize has been assigned to Mimosa Echard (Martina Simeti, Milan) and Namsal Siedlecki (Magazzino, Roma) in 2021; Alessandro Scarabello (The Gallery Apart, Rome in 2020), Guglielmo Castelli (Francesca Antonini, Roma and Rolando Anselmi, Berlin/Rome, in 2019), Georgia Sagri (Anthony Reynolds, London, in 2018), David Douard (Chantal Crousel, Paris, in 2017), Gian Maria Tosatti (Lia Rumma, Milan/Naples, in 2016), Anne Imhof (Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, in 2015), Lili Reynaud-Dewar (Emanuel Layr, Vienna/Rome, in 2014), Petrit Halilaj (Chert, Berlin, in 2013), Luca Trevisani (Pinksummer, Genova, in 2012), Rä Di Martino (Monitor, Rome, in 2011) and Rossella Biscotti (Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Milan, in 2010).
Jury Ettore and Ines Fico Prize
Renato Alpegiani, collector, Turin
Andrea Busto, director, MEF Museo Ettore Fico, Turin
Valerie Da Costa, art historian and critic, curator, Turin