Curatori emergenti alla GAMeC - Il Premio Bonaldi si rinnova e raddoppia

24 October 2015 - 4:00pm to 26 October 2015 - 6:30pm


24, 25, 26 October 2015 – GAMeC, Bergamo

24, 25, 26 October 2015

Monday 26 October 2015, at 6.30 p.m.
Award Ceremony open to the public

GAMeC, SpazioParolaImmagine

Since 2003, with the establishment of the Lorenzo Bonaldi Award for Art - EnterPrize, and later with the birth of Qui. Enter Atlas – International Symposium of Emerging Curators, the GAMeC - Galleria d'ArteModerna e Contemporanea di Bergamo pursues its cultural policy focused on youth, with a special attention to the curatorial world.

The Museum wants to highlight the centrality and significance of the curator, not only on the international art scene, but also in the broader context of contemporary cultural practices.

For this reason, from the 24th to 26th October GAMeC will act as a meeting place for young curators from around the world with the 6th edition of Qui. Enter Atlas - International Symposium of Emerging Curators.

The gathering will come to a close on Monday 26th October with the Award Ceremony of the winner project of the 8th edition of Lorenzo Bonaldi Award for Art – EnterPrize.



Led by Chiara Bertola and Martin Clark
Curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Stefano Raimondi

The 6th edition of Qui. Enter Atlas - International Symposium of Emerging Curators involves emerging curators and two leading professionals on the contemporary art scene: Chiara Bertola – Responsable for contemporary art at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice and creator of Premio FURLA, and Martin ClarkDirector of Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen.

The Symposium is an event offering a moment for discussion and comparison designed to accompany the competition resulting in the Lorenzo Bonaldi Award for Art – EnterPrize and, for the 2015 edition the 5 candidates for the Bonaldi Award will compare their personal experiences and theoretical and methodological positions, during a three-days debate, with 20 students who are learning curatorial practices.

The 6th Qui. Enter Atlas–International Symposium of Emerging Curators is presenting an important innovation: transformation of the conference into a workshop for students or former students whose names have been submitted by the leading Italian curatorial schools.From Venice to Rome and Turin to Modena, there are eleven institutions that took part in the selection process, inviting two students or former students from their coursework.

Specifically, the selection was made by: NABA, Milano; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebandengo, Torino; Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano; Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza; AplusA, Venezia; Università IUAV, Venezia; Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella; Università Cattolica e Politecnico | Almed - alta scuola in media e comunicazione e Polidesign, Milano; Luiss Creative Business Center, Roma; Fondazione Fotografia, Modena.

The curators invited to the seminar had the chance to present an exhibition project designed for the Spazio Caleidoscopio, part of GAMeC’s Permanent Collection.The project calls for juxtaposing one or more works exhibited in the museum collection with works by other contemporary artists.In 2016 and 2017 GAMeC will contribute to the execution of two of the projects considered the most interesting and complete, which will be recognized at the awards ceremony on 26 October together with the winner of the Bonaldi Prize.


Award Ceremony open to the public

Monday 26 October 2015, at 6.30 p.m.
GAMeC, SpazioParolaImmagine

This will be the 8th edition of the Lorenzo Bonaldi Award for Art – EnterPrize which has become a biannual event since 2005. The goal of this award, unique in its genre, is to support the research of a young curator who is under thirty years old and his or her exhibition project.

Created in the memory of Lorenzo Bonaldi, collector and art lover, this recognition is intended to highlight the centrality and significance of the curator on the international art scene, in addition to encouraging and supporting the talent of a young person at a particularly vital moment in his or her career.

The rules for the award include participation by invitation only: competitors must be presented by an advisor/mentor - artists, critics, curators, museum directors, collectors, representatives of courses and schools for curatorial training and editors in the sector from around the world - who for a single edition select one candidate. Each candidate presents a project for an all-new exhibition, conceived around an assigned exhibition space and budget.

The curators under 30 in the competition and the advisors who have selected them:

Egija Inzule – Curator, Rome
Selected by: Luca Lo Pinto, Editor-In-Chief, Nero Magazine, Rome

Natalie Musteata – Indipendent curator and writer, New York
Selected by: Hanne Mugas, Director and curator, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger (Sweden)

Nicola Ricciardi – Indipendent curator and writer, Milan
Selected by: Peep-Hole, Milan

Kari Rittenbach – Indipendent curator and art critic, Brooklyn, New York
Selected by: Ruba Katrib, Curator, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York

Xiaoyu Weng – Curator and writer, New York
Selected by: Leeza Ahmady, Indipendent curator and director Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) and Asian Contemporary Art Consortium (ACAC)

At the end of the symposium, on Monday, 26th October, Chiara Bertola, Martin Clark and Giacinto Di Pietrantonio will award the Prize to the project recognized as the most innovative.

The evaluation takes into consideration the many different points of view: critical, theoretical, contents as well as practical and economic.

The winning project will be hosted at GAMeC in 2016.

The last editions saw the following exhibitions awarded and staged at GAMeC: Another Zero (2004), curated by November Paynter; No Manifesto (2005), curated by Andrea Viliani; Aesthetics/Dietetics (2006), curated by Mizuki Endo; Data Recovery (2008), curated by Övül Dormuşoğlu,The Crystal Hypothesis (2010) curated by Yoann Gourmel and Élodie Royer, The Log-O-Rithmic, curated by FrediFischli and Niels Olsen (2012) and Mississippi, curated by Sam Korman (2014).