NOVO BANCO Revelação
Photographer Maria Trabulo won NOVO BANCO Revelação Award 2018
In the 2018 edition of this award the Jury composed by Anna Gritz - curator at the KW (Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin), Filipa Loureiro and Ricardo Nicolau - curator and deputy director of the Serralves Museum and Rita Vitorelli, editor chief of Spyke magazine Art, unanimously selected as finalists the artists Carlos Arteiro, Ana Linhares, the collective Untitled 2018 and Maria Trabulo, elected the winner.
According to the jury, the attribution of the Prize to Maria Trabulo was due to the introspective and idiosyncratic character of the artist's research, which led her to the project with which she applied to the NEW BANK Revelation to question the relation of photography to the limits of human memory - let us remember that it is fundamental in the constitution of archives, for preservation practices and as an archaeological tool.
The NOVO BANCO Revelação 2018 exhibition, a collective exhibition of the unpublished works of the winning artist Maria Trabulo and the three finalist artists Carlos Arteiro, Ana Linhares and Untitled Collective 2018, was open to the public from November 29, 2018 to January 27, 2019, in the Serralves Museum.
The artists received a production grant to carry out the projects that presented the contest. Maria Trabulo was also distinguished with the publication of a monographic publication on her work, launched on the opening day of the exhibition.
This project is coordinated by Filipa Loureiro, curator and Ricardo Nicolau, deputy director of the Museum.
About the NOVO BANCO Revelação
The NOVO BANCO Revelação is a joint initiative of the bank and the Serralves Foundation with the objective of promoting, launching and supporting art production and creation by young Portuguese artists that use photography as their medium.
The competition is open to artists under 30 who submit works/projects never before exhibited or subject to assessment by a jury. The competition is mainly, but not exclusively, addressed to works in photographic support. The subject/theme of the projects submitted is totally free.
From this year, the prize will have a new format, recognising a winner each year and increasing the production grant to 15,000 euros. The new format of NOVO BANCO Revelação will have an international jury who, in the first stage, will select four projects from among the applications received. In the second stage, the jury will select one of the four shortlisted projects as the winner of the competition.
The winner, whose name will be announced in September, will receive a production grant worth 15,000 euros and will have the unique opportunity to show the work in a solo exhibition at the Serralves Museum, opening in November.
By cooperating with the Serralves Museum in an initiative to encourage the emergence of young photographers, NOVO BANCO is extending its cultural sponsorship strategy in the area of photography and at the same time engaging with the community through innovative ways of promoting art photography involving young Portuguese contemporary artists.