FAENA ART invites international artists across disciplines to submit proposals for the Faena Prize, considered one of the most prestigious prizes in the Americas. The $75,000 USD prize will awarded to winning proposals for the creation of new site-sensitive work that engages with temporality and duration as prime materials while taking into account the specific context of Buenos Aires and the architecture of Faena Art Center. Artists from different fields and/or disciplines are invited to present projects: installations, performances, paintings, sculptures, photographs, works that include design and architecture, film or video pieces, etc.
FAENA ART is a nonprofit organization that houses and produces post-disciplinary and time-based experiences. A catalyst for innovative, site-specific and immersive creative practices, FAENA ART is a transformative bridge across the Americas, between the South and the North, the popular and the experimental. At the Faena Art Center Buenos Aires and at Faena Forum in Miami Beach, FAENA ART fosters new models for performative social interaction that transcend the traditional boundaries of art, science, philosophy and social practice. The institutional mission in this edition of the Faena Prize is to explore time itself as a working material.
The fifth edition of the Faena Prize serves as a platform for reflecting on these questions and invites artists from all disciplines to rethink the space of Faena Art Center Buenos Aires from perspectives based on time and duration.
The $75,000 USD prize will be awarded to winning proposals for the creation of new site-sensitive work that engages with temporality and duration as prime materials while taking into account the specific context of Buenos Aires and the architecture of Faena Art Center. $25,000 USD in unrestricted funds will be awarded directly to the artist. The remaining $50,000 USD will be allocated towards the production of the new work for exhibition at Faena Art Center Buenos Aires.
All individuals over the age of 18 are eligible to apply. Proposals will be accepted from emerging, mid to late career and established artists. Individuals and art collectives may apply. Individual artists who are also members of a collective that submit an entry for review may also present their own individual project.
What to Submit
Applicants will submit two PDF files, as follows:
PDF 1: Project
Applicants must include:
1.1 A one-page written description of the project and its conceptual development (size A4).
1.2 A maximum of twelve sketches, plans, renders, photographs or digital images that give an accurate idea of the final image of the work within the Faena Art Center space. At least two images (size A4, color at 300DPI) must be submitted, plus all additional material the applicant
considers necessary in size A6, color at 300DPI.
1.3 Description of the materials and techniques to be used during production.
1.4 Up to five links to videos or documentation of works related to the project.
1.5 Estimated production schedule and budget.
The material described in Sections 1.1-1.5 should be presented in a single PDF file (A4 horizontal). There is no limit to the quantity of pages so that applicants can present all of the requested information.
PDF 2: Portfolio
In order to assess the relationship between the project entry and the artist’s previous work, applicants must submit a portfolio with:
2.1 A maximum of fifteen images that provide an overview of the artist’s career.
2.2 A curriculum vitae (of the individual artist or the group of artists who will participate in the project).
2.3 Up to five links to videos or documentation of past works related to the artist.
The material described in Sections 2.1 – 2.3 should be presented in a single PDF file (A4 horizontal). There is no limit to the quantity of pages so that applicants can present all of the requested information.
For full opportunity information and to enter the competition, visit http://www.faena.com/faena-art-center/faena-prize/