Diego Bruno, Mirta Demare gallery in #SoloProjects, has proclaimed this afternoon winner of the seventh edition of the illy Prize for his work SustainArt Location.
The illy SustainArt Award, presented by Carlos Urroz in space SustainArt illycaffè, celebrated its seventh edition in ARCOmadrid in order to identify and recognize the work of an artist who presents his work in the Solo Projects section: Focus Latin America, offering visibility and networking opportunities in www.illySustainArt.org online platform.
The survey consisted of a cash prize of 15,000 Euros and the possibility of submitting a project for a tazailly Art Collection, the famous collection of cups of coffee which, in the last twenty years, have expressed their creativity some of the most important representatives of international contemporary art, along with emerging talents.
The jury, made up of Jesus Carrillo, Head of Cultural Programs of the Department of Public Affairs of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, João Fernandez, Deputy Director of Conservation, Research and Dissemination of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Carlo Bach, director of Artistic illycaffè, highlighted the work of Diego Bruno his ability to cross the historical memory with personal memory in an audiovisual piece that the jury described as "modern archeology".
The installation comes in two screens showing, through a 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 position itself for a language or another.
Diego Bruno said his quees work a job that tests the perception of past and present and the relationship between the visual information and textual.Se feel excited to have won the illy SustainArt award and recognizes the work of a company like supporting illy the work of young emerging artists.
The SustainArt illy Prize at ARCO was established in 2008, recognizing in its first edition 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 talent in India. The 2010 edition recognized the Mexican artist Camilo Ontiveros, and again in 2011 to a Brazilian artist, the young Andre Komatsu.
In 2012 the award went to Chilean artist Völuspá Jarpa, in its last edition in 2013, was the artist couple Julia Rometti & Victor Costales who received the award for his book "Anarchism Magic".