The Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi per l’Arte – EnterPrize, inaugurated in 2003 by the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo and funded by the Bonaldi family to commemorate Lorenzo Bonaldi’s passion for art and collecting, has reached its third year.

This prize, the only one of its kind, is intended to support the work of a young curator under the age of 30 and his or her exhibition project.  The purpose of this recognition is to highlight the significance of the key role recently assumed by curators on the international art scene, as well as encourage and support the talent of a young curator at an extremely critical stage in his or her professional development.
The second annual prize was awarded to Andrea Viliani for his project No Manifesto, which will be exhibited at GAMeC from May 14 to July 3, 2005.
By awarding this prize, the GAMeC di Bergamo wishes to the highlight the significance of the key role assumed by curators not only on the international art scene but also in the wider scope of contemporary cultural activity.

Once again, five international advisors were each invited by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Director of the GAMeC di Bergamo, to  nominate a young curator.

The advisors for the III edition are:
Saskia Bos, Director De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam
Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Joseph Kosuth, Artist, New York / Rome
Viktor Misiano, independent Critic and Curator, Moscow
Polly Staple, Editor at Large Frieze Magazine, London

The curators:
Cecilia Canziani, independent critic and curator, Italy
Mizuki Endo, independent critic and curator, Japan
Anna Matveyeva, independent critic and curator, Russia
Nataša Petrešin, independent curator, Slovenia
Elena Tzotzi, curator of SIGNAL, Sweden

The young candidates chosen to prepare an exhibition project must take into account many different aspects:  critical, theoretical, and thematic, as well as practical and economic criteria will be assessed on Monday, June 6, 2005 by a jury comprised by:
Bob Nickas, Curatorial Advisor, PS1 Contemporary Art Centre / A MoMA Affiliate, Long Island – New York
Beatrix Ruf, Director of Kunsthalle, Zurich
Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Director of GAMeC, Bergamo

The prize will be awarded at the end of the three-day Qui. Enter Atlas. International Conference of  Young Curators that will be held at GAMeC on June 4 – 5 – 6, 2005.