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Dec, 2012

RU Residents Santo Tolone and Vanessa Safavi selected for the Artissima – illy Present Future Prize 2012

ARTISSIMA 2012 - illy Present Future prize (photo from Artissima Photogallery site)

We are proud to report the Santo Tolone, past RU resident in 2010, and Vanessa Safavi, upcoming resident in 2013, have been both selected for the illy Present Future Prize 2012

For twelve years now, Present Future has been an important showcase for emerging talents, giving public and collectors the opportunity to discover the latest art trends.

A group of 20 emerging artists, presented by their galleries in a special exhibition area in the Fair pavilion, have been invited to take part in Artissima by a team of international curators consisting of: Luigi Fassi (Coordinator), Erica Cooke, Fredi Fischli, Inti Guerrero, Sarah Rifky, coming respectively from Italy, the US, Switzerland, Colombia and Egypt.

During the Fair a Jury of international curators awarded the illy Present Future Prize to the artist exhibiting the most remarkable project. Starting this year, the 10.000 euro-prize turned into the production of an exhibition project to be presented at Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum on the occasion of Artissima 2013.

The 2012 Jury consists of:
Matthew Higgs, Director, White Columns, New York
Beatrice Merz, Director, Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum, Torino
Gregor Muir, Executive Director, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Beatrix Ruf, Director, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
In the pieces by Vanessa Safavi (Switzerland – Chert, Berlin), Santo Tolone (Italy – Limoncello, London) and Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (Guatemala – Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City), the jury saw converging themes linked to the most pressing questions and transformations of today’s global world, which prompted the idea of offering the trio the chance to take part in a group show to be presented at Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum on the occasion of Artissima 2013.

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Santo Tolone

Vanessa Safavi


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