celeste prize 2013

Celeste Prize 2013, 5th edition

celeste prize 2013

It’s your opportunity to have your work picked by a team of international curators and be part of a talent scouting environment. Artists from around the world can submit their work, regardless of age, profession or gender.

€ 20,000 Prizes:

Painting & Graphics Prize € 4,000

Photography & Digital Graphics Prize € 4,000

Video & Animation Prize € 4,000

Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize € 4,000

Curator’s Choice Prize € 3,500

Visitors’ Choice Prize € 500

This year’s team of selectors is led by Ami Barak, curator of Celeste Prize 2013, 5th edition. He is accompanied by a Selection Panel of art critics and curators which include:

  • Ferran Barenblit – Director Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
  • Iara Boubnova – Curator at ICA, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Katrina Brown – Director of The Common Guild, Glasgow, UK
  • Florence Derieux – Director of Frac, Champagne-Ardenne, France
  • Dominique Fontaine – Independent curator, Montreal, Canada
  • Christian Fuller – Curator at Recession Art, New York, USA
  • Mihnea Mircan – Artistic Director of Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Gean Moreno – Independent curator, Miami, USA
  • Ian Alden Russell – Curator at David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, USA
  • Alia Swastika – Independent curator, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Gaëtane Verna – Director of The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada


The exhibition of the 40 finalist works will be held in November 2013 in Rome, Italy, at the ex-GIL spaces. During the final exhibition each finalist artist will vote his or her preferred work in each category and so determine the prize-winners.

Celeste Prize 2013 is supported by Celeste Network, a 50,000 member social network for contemporary arts, which includes gallerists, curators, critics, art organizers, collectors and many artists. Celeste Network is a fertile environment in which to promote one’s work, make contact and start up projects around the world. Take a look-in Celeste, you can sign up and have your free page, then decide later if you wish to join the prize.

More information and entries online:




Celeste Prize 2012, 4th Edition



Open call to all artists worldwide, without limits of age or experience. Top art curators pick finalist works, then it’s up to finalist artists to vote the 20,000 € prizes!

Entries online by 31 July 2012.

Prize categories:

4,000 € Painting & Drawing Prize

4,000 € Video & Animation Prize

4,000 € Photography & Digital Graphics Prize

4,000 € Installation & Live Media Prize

More information: http://www.celesteprize.com/introduction2012/

40 finalist works are chosen in September by a jury of 10 international critics & curators led by Katya Garcia-Anton. Each juror will publish his or her selections online in a totally open selection process!

Artists, photographers, designers and architects anywhere in the world can participate without limits of age, sex, experience or profession. A team of international art curators and critics are seeking excellence in content, contemporary aesthetic, technique, and material in works for the final exhibition. Entry fee per artwork 40 €.

Curator of 4th edition Celeste Prize 2012: Katya Garcia-Anton. Selection Panel: Michael Connor, Micol Di Veroli, Maymanah Farhat, Lara Khaldi, Eva Gonzalez-Sancho, Jack Persekian, Lydia Pribisova, Nigel Prince, Maria Inés Rodriguez, Risa Shoup. Live Media Panel: Fonlad Festival – José Vieira, Forward Motion Theater – Eric Dunlap, Otolab-Orgone – Bertram Niessen, Claudio Sinatti – IED, Alessandro Ludovico – Neural Magazine.

Prize winners are chosen directly at the awards night by the finalist artists themselves during the final exhibition at Centrale Montemartini, the City of Rome’s old power station, 1-9 December 2012.

Artwork submitted so far to Celeste Prize 2012: http://www.celesteprize.com/works/pg:en12/ord:data/

Celeste Prize 2010

Open call to artists who will vote awards!

Artwork is now being accepted directly online.  40,000 euro (circa
$50,000) awards are voted by the finalist artists themselves on 11
December in New York at Brooklyn’s Invisible Dog during finalists’
Entries Deadline – September 30  -  for more info :

Prizes are equally divided in the following categories:
• Painting
• Photography & Digital Graphics
• Video & Animation
• Installation & Sculpture
• Live Media audiovisual & Performance.

50 finalists are chosen by a 28-person, international jury of renowned
art critics & curators.

Julia Draganovic (Germany) and Mark Gisbourne (UK)

Paz Aburto Guevara (Germany, Chile), Giuliana Altea (Italy), Heather
Anderson (Canada), Jadwiga Charzynska (Poland), Cecilia Freschini
(China, Italy), Fernando Galan (Spain), Adrienne Goehler (Germany),
Gilberto González (Spain), Vardit Gross (Israel), Kati Kivinen
(Finland), Tasja Langenbach (Germany), Renato Miracco (USA, Italy),
Julian Navarro (USA, Colombia), Patricia Pulles (The Netherlands), Asher
Remy-Toledo (USA), Manon Slome (USA, UK), Yuliya Sorokina (Kazakhstan),
Fangling Tseng (Taiwan), Jason Waite (UK, USA).

Selectors for Live Media Prize only:
Digicult, Marco Mancuso (Italy), Eyebeam, Amanda Mc Donald Crowley (USA,
Australia), Forward Motion Theater, Eric Dunlap (USA), Isadora and
artistic co-director of Troika Ranch, Mark Coniglio (USA), Mapping
Festival, Justine Beaujouan (Switzerland), Neural, Alessandro Ludovico
(Italy), Claudio Sinatti (Italy).

The prize is open to any person practicing art, whether full or
part-time professionals, students and self-taught artists from anywhere
in the world. There are no limits for age, sex, experience or
qualifications. The prize encourages participation by artists at every

Organized by Steven Music and Associazione Culturale L’Albero Celeste,
via Sangallo 23, 53036 Poggibonsi (Siena).

Revolutionart presents the winners of Celeste Prize


Artists themselves vote 40,000 Euro prize money in Berlin, Germany.

Five artists were awarded 40,000 Euro in a secret vote on 26 September by fellow Celeste Prize finalists. The awards ceremony and exhibition took place at the old Berlin City electricity generating plant, Alte AEG Fabrik, as part of a four day exhibition which ended on 28 September during Berlin’s Art Forum week. Hundreds of visitors came to the exhibtion the night before the awards ceremony to watch five, international audio-visual artists perform in a five-hour live media set.



Jurors’ comments made at the awards ceremony:

Adrienne Goehler:
"We are all very happy with the quality of work in this exhibition, and with all the other events happening in Berlin like Art Forum and Kunsthalle, both of us are totally convinced that the quality of this exhibition is on the same level, and I would dare to say it is even better than at least 50% of what we saw, and so big congratulations to everyone who participated."

Mark Gisbourne:
" I was so delighted with the exhibition, there is an enormous diversity and it’s exemplary of the contemporary world and contemporary art practice that we live in a world where people sing many songs. I hope that you find in the exhibition that we have in some way represented the different songs sung by different people in different parts of the world. Those that have made it represent quality that is commensurate with anything we have seen at Art Forum this week."


Results for the Painting Prize, 8,000 Euro to the winner

Winner – Michael Luther – Gallery (Desk)
Second – Nasser Lubay – Rebirth
Third – Juraj Kollar – Landscape

Results for the Photography & Digital Graphics Prize, 8,000 Euro to the winner

Winner – Olivier Fermariello – Monsieur et Madame Vieille à la plage
Second – Robert Mercer – JumpinJackFlash
Third – Christof Pluemacher – Architectural Misfits (Alpenstadt)

Results for the Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize, 8,000 Euro to the winner

Winner – Clement Price-Thomas – The Guide
Second – Jan Fabián – Good Times are Over
Equal third – Aesop Studios – Quintetto
Equal third – Jens Reinert – Tunnel

Results for the Video & Animation Prize, 8,000 Euro to the winner

Winner – Surabhi Saraf – Peel
Second – Aliaksei Tserakhau – Lyapis Trubetskoy «Capital»
Equal third – Patrick Bergeron – LoopLoop
Equal third – Miguel Jara – Abelianas

Results for the Live Media Prize, 8,000 Euro to the winner

Winner – Otolab dies Orgone – L C M
Second – Dome – Solitude
Third – Abstract Birds – Celeste Motus

To see photos of the event: http://www.celesteprize.com/eng_1116/

Celeste Prize is an international contemporary arts prize. The call for works for the first edition of Celeste Prize ended 7 July 2009 with 1,425 works presented. Jurors, Mark Gisbourne, Adrienne Goehler and Victoria Lu, and Claudio Sinatti selected the 46 finalist works on exhibition in Berlin.