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Finalists of the 2nd edition of Navigator Art on Paper Prize Announced

The five finalist artists of the 2nd edition of the Navigator Art on Paper Prize have been chosen. The winner will be announced on 11 May.

The five finalists  – Abu Bakarr Mansaray (Sierra Leone), Andrea Bowers (USA), Catherine Anyango Grünewald (Sweden / Kenya), Maria Berrio (Colombia) and Mateo López (Colombia) – now await for the jury’s final decision. One artist will be chosen, taking into account his/her artistic trajectory and the consistency of their oeuvre, as the winner of the 2nd edition of the Navigator Art on Paper Prize.

This year’s selection jury panel includes five internationally renowned names. Claire Gilman, Head Curator of the Drawing Centre, New York; Jacob Fabricius, Artistic Director of Kunsthal Aarhus, Copenhagen; María Inés Rodríguez, Independent Curator (and until recently the Director of the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux); Nimfa Bisbe Molin, Director of the Art Collection of Fundación La Caixa; and Joana P. R. Neves, Artistic Director of Drawing Now (the prestigious drawing fair in Paris) will choose the winner of the Navigator Art on Paper Prize 2019.

Curated by Filipa Oliveira, the mission of Navigator Art on Paper Prize is to support artistic creation with paper, a medium for innovation, creativity, research and art. Artist Pedro A.  H. Paixão was the winner of the first edition of Navigator Art on Paper. The winner of the second edition will be selected before 14 May.

A selection of works by each of the finalists, some created specifically for this award, will be shown at Lisbon’s Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, from 16 May to 1 June. Admission is free and this is a unique opportunity to appreciate these works. Coinciding with Arco Lisboa, the exhibition will be complemented by an intense programme of talks and visits.

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