Artist Juan Carlos Nadal winner of the competition International Contemporary Art Meeting, Cultural Institute of Alicante Juan Gil-AlbertCelebrating its twenty-second anniversary with the exhibition held University of Alicante Museum (MUA) opened this Thursday. exposed in 24 selected works The call included Nadal’s among them. 9 thousand euro first prizefor the sculptures Cos d’agua/Bohai.
The exhibition can be visited at MUA until 24 july In addition to Martínez Nadal from Alicante two second prizes a Greta Alfaro and Fernando Bayona -equipped with 2,500 euros each- and two second prizes no financial reward louis shepherd and Alfonso Almendros.
In addition to these creators, the show also Aurora Alcaide, Bibiana de la Soledad, María Carbonell, Juan Gil Segovia, Jorge Isla, Abel Jaramillo, Fernando Jiménez Fernández, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Elena Jiménez, Eva Mauricio, Lucía Morate, Cristina Peralta, Daniel Doemp Silovia Ponce, Daniel Doemp Silomp Solanas-Díaz, Josep Tornero, Llorenc Ugas Dubreuil and Verónica Vicente. 24 offers selected
Vice President and Vice President for Culture, Julia Parra“This competition enables us to discover and value the work of a new generation of artists whose work exhibits a high creative level and great artistic quality and deserves the opportunity to promote their work to the public.”
Through these awards, Gil-Albert Institute pretend to show innovative perspectives of the different artistic languages of postmodernity, as well as promoting mechanisms that support the meeting and participation of young plastic creators not only from the province, but from all over the world. Selected works of this edition cover different disciplines such as painting, collage, sculpture, photography, engraving, digital art or installation.
Twenty-four proposals were selected from among more than a hundred proposals received in this call. The jury, chaired by Julia Parra, consisted of: Susana Guerrero -Artist and professor at UMH-, remedies –MUA technique-, José Luis PerezPont -director of the Valencian Community of Museums Consortium-, shell ros – head of the Valencian Community-Murcia’s Regional Headquarters at the Institute of Contemporary Art- and Pilar Tebar – Cultural director of IAC Juan Gil-Albert.
The jury highlights the diversity of themes, proposals and techniques used, enriching a call that unites contemporary creation with the university community and society.