Public days: 4 - 6 November 2022

“Every valuable human being
must be a radical and a rebel,
for what he must aim at
is to make things better than they are.”
Niels Bohr

The Torino Social Impact Art Award is the result of the desire to create a dialogue between art and social innovation, with the aim of initiating actions that can have an impact on the present, in the contemporary society.

Supported by Torino Social Impact, in collaboration with Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, created and coordinated by Artissima, the prize offer two young artists residing in Italy the opportunity to take part in a residency in Torino (in July) for the creation of a new work. The award is aimed at young people with training in the world of contempo­rary art whose histories and family/life experiences have en­abled them to live within different cultures in an international context.

The first edition of the project (2020) – titled Quante Italie? – awarded Caterina Erica Shanta (Germany, 1986) and Liryc Dela Cruz (Philippines, 1992), who during the residency in Torino produced respectively the video works Talking about visibility and Il Mio Filippino: Invisible Bodies, Neglected Movements. The second edition (2021) – titled ZOOM IN/ZOOM OUT – awarded Monia Ben Hamouda (Milan, 1991) and the collective MRZB who during the residency in Torino produced respectively the video works Adhan to Dora with and STILI DRAMA XLI-XLII: la Giostra di Lulu.

The 2022 edition – titled Rebellions and rebirths: the cre­ative potential of confrontation – concentrates on photographic and video production, and invites the artists to use this medium of expression, offering a contribution to the transformation of social perception of particularly urgent themes or life stories considered “distant”.

The deadline to submit the application is 23 May 2022.

Artissima Digital
powered by