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Event History

The Arte Laguna Prize was created by the Cultural Association MoCA. This is an international art competition that is dedicated to the visual arts, with a focus on painting, digital art, sculpture, street art, installation, photography and digital graphics. The aim of the competition is to promote and support the career development of the artists by offering several unique opportunities, which is thanks to its various collaborations with Art Galleries, Museum, Companies and national and international art residencies. Despite being well-developed, the partnerships network of the Arte Laguna Prize has grown since its foundation in 2006. This year, in fact, new exhibition opportunities have been added including the display at MMOMA-Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia, in 2021. What’s more, since 2010 the final exhibit has been held at the Arsenale of Venice, one of the most popular venues for contemporary art in the world. In the previous editions, Arte Laguna Prize has worked with artists from over 120 countries and with professionals from different backgrounds in the international art scene that make up the judging panel.

What Makes this event different?

What makes the event unique is the great variety of prizes and opportunities offered to the artist, let alone the 4 cash prizes of 10.000 € each: - 2 solo exhibitions in international Art Galleries, - 2 collaborations with Companies , - 6 Art Residencies in Italy, Russia, Spain, India, Mauritius, - 1 Prize Sustainability and Art dedicated to the Reuse of aluminum packaging, - 2 international Festivals, - publication in the official catalogue, - free visibility on Arte Laguna World, our tailored network.

Entries are open for the 14th edition of Arte Laguna Prize - Influential competition for emerging artists and designers, which showcases and promotes creative talents. 

With 14 years of history, Arte Laguna Prize gives artists the opportunity to join a huge network of collaborations worldwide, exhibit in the breathtaking location of the Arsenale of Venice, win cash prizes with a total amount of 40.000 euro and much more.  

The jury is composed of several international experts, who will select the best applications from the ten disciplines in the competition, which will be on display at the Arsenale Nord in Venice from March 21st to April 13th, 2020.

Among the exhibited works, the jury will be identifying 4 absolute winners who will win the cash prizes of 10,000 Euro each.

The Prize is open to the following artistic disciplines:

Painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art, and short films, performance, virtual art, digital graphics, land art, and urban art, art design.


- 4 cash prizes of € 10,000 each

- 1 important exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice

- 2 solo exhibitions in international Art Galleries

- 2 collaborations with Companies                                                                           

- 6 Art Residencies in Italy, Russia, Spain, India, Mauritius

- 1 Prize Sustainability and Art dedicated to the Reuse of aluminium packaging

- 2 international Festivals

- publication in the official catalogue

- free visibility on Arte Laguna World

The jurors, as listed below, will be composed by:  

CURATOR AND HEAD OF THE JURY: Igor Zanti (Italy, Curator and Art Critic)

Iwona Blazwick (United Kingdom, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, London)

Karel Boonzaaijer (Netherlands, Architect and Designer)

Valentino Catricalà (Italy, contemporary art curator - Art Section Director of the Maker Faire - The European Edition)

Aldo Cibic (Italy, Architect and Designer)

Erin Dziedzic (United States, Chief Curator at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri)

Zhao Li (China, professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and curator of the Chinese Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale)

Riccardo Passoni (Italy, Director of GAM - Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Turin)

Vasili Tsereteli (Russia, Director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art)



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