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  • ART ARRIVED AT COLOMBO AWARD

     

    In 2020, the “Art Arrived at Colombo” program celebrated its 10 years of existence and, thinking about the future, the “Art Arrived at Colombo” award was launched to support artists at the beginning of their careers.

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that the world is going through, the organization wanted to start a new cycle and create a project that would support the artistic sector in Portugal. Launching an Art Award would give a new impetus to the creation of contemporary art and a positive signal to society at a time of great economic uncertainty. The “Art Arrived at Colombo” award is an acquisition award, promoted by Centro Colombo and co-organized by State of the Art. The main challenge of the 2020 edition was to encourage participating artists to create a work of art under the theme “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic”.

    The 1st edition of the Art Arrived at Colombo” award, received 315 applications. After approval of the application and subsequent technical evaluation, carried out by the organization, the Jury, composed of representatives of the Arpad Szenes Foundation – Vieira da Silva, the D. Luís I Foundation, the Berardo Collection Museum, the National Museum of Ancient Art, the Museum National Contemporary Art and by a representative of Sonae Sierra, selected 10 works of art, which would later on be exhibited at the Berardo Collection Museum.

    The winner of this first edition was Atelier Contencioso, with the art installation ‘Sopro’, having received a cash prize of €20,000.

    Photo © Rita Carmo / Museu Coleção Berardo