Call for Entries to the XIV Central Bank National Painting Award

The BCRA will be receiving entries for the XIV Central Bank National Painting Award from July 1 through September 3, 2021. Argentine and foreign plastic artists—with two-year residency in Argentina—may participate in the contest by submitting their work through the on line form.

This year, the jury in charge of the selection and award process is composed of: Virginia Agote, Pilar Altilio, Melina Berkenwald, Eduardo Médici, and Sebastián Vidal Mackinson, with Rodrigo Alonso as curator.

The contest has two age categories. Artists older than 35 years of age, and artists younger than 35 years of age by December 31, 2021.

Artists wishing to participate must fill in the on line form —that will be taken as an affidavit—with the following information:

- Personal data.

- Résumé in Word format summarizing education, career and exhibitions—2,500 character limit, including spaces.

- Photographs (JPG format) of three non-awarded original works created in 2019 onwards, regardless of their technique, trend of art or support. The name of each file must agree with the painting title.

Format and/or size of eligible works:

- Base (width) | minimum: 70 cm, maximum: 150 cm.

- Height | minimum: no minimum requirement / maximum: 200 cm.

The Central Bank National Painting Award promotes Argentine contemporary art and brings the work of artists closer to the community. This contest draws a large number of entrants in Argentina: more than 9,000 artists have taken part in the previous thirteen editions.

With this initiative, the BCRA has acquired more than 100 works for the BCRA Collection, which includes original works by Clorindo Testa, Carlos Alonso, León Ferrari, Gyula Kosice, Julio Le Parc, Liliana Porter, Alejandro Puente, Luis Felipe Noé, Marcia Schvartz, Luis Tomasello, Margarita Paksa, and Josefina Robirosa, among other artists. This collection, which is part of Argentina’s artistic heritage, stands for our culture and identity.

More information available at this link.

July 1, 2021.

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