Bulgari Prix MAXXI
The 3 finalists were selected by the jury.
The three finalists selected by the international jury are: Giulia Cenci, Tomaso Da Luca and Renatto Leotta. Their in situ works will be exhibited at MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome, from May 2020.
Renatto Leotta, Giulia Cenci and Tomaso Da Luca © Bulgari
At the beginning of October, Giulia Cenci (Cortona, 1988, lives and works in Amsterdam and Tuscany), Tomaso De Luca (Verona, 1988, lives and works in Berlin) and Renato Leotta (Turin, 1982, lives and works in Acireale) were the three shortlisted artists for the MAXXI BVLGARI PRIX, the project carried out in collaboration between MAXXI - the National Museum of 21st Century Arts – and Bvlgari, an emblem of Italian excellence for over 130 years, to support and promote young artists.
The three finalists and the new edition of the Prize, the result of a lasting partnership between MAXXI and Bvlgari, were presented at the beginning of October at the Hotel Bvlgari in London by Giovanna Melandri, President of the MAXXI Foundation and Nicola Bulgari, Vice-President of the Bvlgari Group, a major supporter of the MAXXI BVLGARI Prize, an avid collector and art patron.
Giovanna Melandri and Nicola Bulgari © Bulgari
The members of the international jury Hou Hanru, Artistic Director at MAXXI, Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Director of MAXXI Arte, Manuel Borja-Villel, Director of the Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid, and Emma Lavigne, Director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz in Paris, together with Lucia Boscaini, Director of Bulgari Heritage, presented the prize through a conversation with journalist Suzanne Trocme. The selected artists Giulia Cenci, Tomaso De Luca and Renato Leotta were also present as well as Giulia Ferracci, curator of the exhibition of works created specifically for the MAXXI and which will be displayed there from May 7, 2020. In October 2020, the jury will announce the winner, whose work will be acquired by the museum.
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