ITZAL AKTIBOA PRIZE FOR YOUNG TALENT IN CONTEMPORARY ART 2018

February 22, 2018

We are organising once again the competition for the Itzal Aktiboa Prize for Young Talent in Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the Basque Cultural Institute and the Centre for Contemporary Art of Huarte (Navarre).

The aim of the competition is to encourage young artists and thereby contribute to the development of contemporary art in the wider Basque cultural context. The competition will be open to any artist under 40 with personal ties with the Basque Country.

The deadline for applications will be July 15, 2018. The works of the artists chosen as finalists will be presented in a group exhibition in the Prison des Evêques in Saint Jean Pied de Port during October 2018.

A cash prize of 2,000 euros will be awarded to the winner. In parallel, two artists will be invited to participate in an artist-in-residence programme for seven weeks, from January 25 to March 3 2019, at the Centre for Contemporary Art of Huarte.

Maite Pinto wins the 2018 Itzal Aktiboa Prize

October 05, 2018

Maite Pinto (Logroño, 1993) has been chosen as winner of the Itzal Aktiboa Prize for her project entitled "The Kindness of Strangers". Based on the experience of 4,000 Basque children who were sent to England in May 1937 as refugees from the Spanish Civil War, her series of aquatint etchings gives a moving account of a historical event that is highly relevant in today’s world.

SEVEN ARTISTS CHOSEN AS FINALISTS FOR THE ITZAL AKTIBOA PRIZE

Septembre 04, 2018

Seven artists chosen as finalists in the competition for the Itzal aktiboa Contemporary Art Prize 2018 - Taxio Ardanaz, Luis Olaso, Maite Pinto, Miriam Isasi, María Jiménez Moreno, Thomas Loyatho and Léa Vessot - will present their work in a collective exhibition during the month of October in the Prison des Évêques in Saint Jean Pied de Port.

Selected from among...

Mickaël Vivier
wins the 2015 Itzal Aktiboa Prize

October 05, 2015

Mickaël Vivier, a 32-year old artist from Baiona, has won the Itzal Aktiboa Prize for Contemporary Art with his installation “Natural history-Natura historia” combining drawings, sculpture and video in a retranscription of the legend of the “Chambre d’Amour”, a cave by the seaside in Angelu (Anglet) on the Basque coast.

The 2,000 euros prize is designed to reward a...

Itzal Aktiboa Prize 2015
Five young artists selected as finalists

Septembre 11, 2015

A jury of seven leading personalities in the world of contemporary art in the Basque Country has selected five young artists as finalists for the 2015 Itzal aktiboa Contemporary Art Prize: Grégory Cuquel (born in Bayonne in 1980), María Jiménez Moreno (Pamplona/Iruña, 1978), Cécile Mestelan (Bayonne, 1988), Mickaël Vivier (Bayonne,...

VERONICA DOMINGO ALONSO
WINS THE 2013 ITZAL AKTIBOA PRIZE

October 21, 2013

Verónica Domingo Alonso, of Getxo (Bizkaia), is the winner of the 2013 Itzal Aktiboa Prize for Young Talent in Contemporary Art.

Congratulating her on behalf of the jury, Pantxoa Etchegoin, its president and the director of the Basque Cultural Institute, remarked on "the quality of her work, her mastery of technique, the link made between painting and poetry, and the maturity of her...

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