Diego Bruno, Mirta Demare Gallery in #SoloProjects, was proclaimed winner of this evening the seventh edition of illy SustainArt Location Award for his work.
The illy SustainArt Award presented by Carlos Urroz in space SustainArt illycaffè, celebrated its seventh edition in ARCO in order to identify and recognize the work of an artist presents his work in the Solo Projects section: Focus Latin America, offering visibility and networking opportunities on the online platform www.illySustainArt.org.
The survey consisted of a cash prize of 15,000 Euros and the opportunity to submit a project for a tazailly Art Collection, the famous collection of cups of coffee where in the last twenty years, have expressed their creativity some of the most important representatives of international contemporary art, in addition to emerging talent.
The jury of Jesus Carrillo, Head of Cultural Programs of the Department of Public Affairs of the National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, João Fernandez, Deputy Director of Conservation, Research and Outreach Center Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia and Carlo Bach, director of Artistic illycaffè, highlighted the work of Diego Bruno ability to cross the historical memory with personal memory in an audiovisual piece that the jury described as "modern archeology."
The installation is presented on two screens showing a through written language and another through visual language, a space disappeared with a traumatic past. This duality of languages creates a conflict in the viewer to not let synthesize information, forcing him to stand up for one language or another.
Diego Bruno says his quees work a job that tests the perception of the past and present, and the relationship between visual information and textual.Se feel excited to have won the award SustainArt illy and recognizes the work of a company like illy supporting the work of young emerging artists.
The illy SustainArt ARC Award was established in 2008, in its first edition recognizing the young Brazilian artist Matheus Rocha Pitta. In its second edition, in 2009, the prize was awarded to Avinash Veeraraghavan, one of the emerging young talents of India. The 2010 edition recognized the Mexican artist Camilo Ontiveros, and in 2011 back to a Brazilian artist, the young Andre Komatsu.
In 2012 the award went to Chilean artist Völuspá Jarpa, and in its last edition in 2013, was the artist couple Julia & Victor Costales Rometti who received the award for his book "Anarchism Magic".