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.