9th edition

The jury unanimously selected the projects entered in the competition by Diogo Evangelista, Nádia Rodrigues Ribeiro and André Romão.

Each winner received a production grant worth 7500 Euros, which will allow them to produce the projects, which will later be presented in the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, in an exhibition exclusively sponsored by Banco Espírito Santo and which will be inaugurated in October.

The Jury of this 9th edition comprised Guillaume Désanges, independent curator who works in Paris, Marina Fokidis, director of the Kunsthalle Athena, in Athens, and of the magazine South, Nav Haq, curator in the MHKA, Antwerp and Filipa Ramos, Portuguese independent curator who works and lives between London and Milan.


The Winners

Diogo Evangelista (Lisbon 1984)
Presentation of a video installation which uses the conventions of the false documentary (mockumentary) to, in the artist’s words, reflect upon the “archetypes of desert, dream, illusion, utopia and paradise”, associating “the planet Mars with a lost paradise, represented by the islands of Mauna Kea, in Hawaii, Faial, in the Azores, New Guinea, in Indonesia and Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands”.
Nádia Rodrigues Ribeiro (Leiria 1984)
Exhibition of a series of more than eighty images which show the decay of a bunch of flowers. The artist used a variety of photographic processes to reveal the images, emphasising the relationship of photography with temporality.
André Romão (Lisbon 1984)

Presentation of a video projection of a collage of the various fragments of the west frieze of the Parthenon (dispersed among various European museums) which through its own dismemberment relates and summarises occidental history.