Courtesy of Chimera-Project
Chimera-Project, a gallery based in Budapest, is pairing up with the online art portfolio sharing platform Works.io for an international contemporary art competition open to artists under the age of 40. The Chimera Art Award seeks artists with no limitations on media, production year, or size.
With the simple goal of “raising international visibility” for young artists, the prize will have two winners. The winners will have a solo exhibition at the gallery space in Budapest from August 21 to September 4, 2014 with a $1000 exhibition stipend and publicity support from Works.io, including a professional exhibition view and a subscription to the online service, which integrates art work cataloguing with CV management in a professional manner.
The judges include head of the contemporary collection at the Hungarian National Gallery Zsolt Petrányi, artist Viktor Frešo, and the international curator collective 7×8. The jury will select 15 artists for the shortlist, from which the public can choose their own winner to receive exclusive exposure on Works.io and a professional portfolio review.
Artists can get a preview using Works.io, as applications must be submitted using the free platform. A portfolio, CV, and artist statement are needed to complete an artist profile. Applications will be accepted until June 25, 2014, and the top 15 artists will be announced on July 7, after which the public can vote for their choice. The first prize winner will be announced on July 14, 2014.
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Blog entry by AJ Kiyoizumi in Berlin; Tuesday, May 13, 2014.