The winners of the Orsoni Venezia 1888 Prize and the Nicola Cingoli Prize.

The winners of the sixth edition of the GAeM – Young Artists and Mosaic Award, one of the highlights of the VIII Biennale of Contemporary Mosaic, are finally known. In recent days, the prizes have been awarded to the works chosen by the committee chaired by Roberto Cantagalli, director of MAR, and composed of Paola Babini, Andrea Cingoli, Sabina Ghinassi, Stefano Jus, Laura Tonicello, Daniele Torcellini, and Paolo Trioschi.

The winning works that will become part of the Contemporary Mosaic Collection of MAR are: “Hybrid VII (memoria)” by Michela Tabaton-Osbourne for the Orsoni Venezia 1888 Prize, and ex aequo, “Cuprum” by Aleksandra Miteva and “Tappeto per ospiti indesiderati” by Irene Cesaro for the Nicola Cingoli Prize.

GAeM aims to promote, support, and explore the approach to mosaic art among younger generations, both in its more traditional forms and in more experimental and eccentric expressions. For this reason, it awards two distinct prizes: one dedicated to works created with traditional materials and techniques in collaboration with the historic mosaic smalti furnace, Orsoni Venezia 1888, and another dedicated to works created with unconventional materials and techniques in collaboration with the Nicola Cingoli Foundation.

In the afternoon of Saturday, December 16, at 3:00 PM in the Martini Hall, the award ceremony will be celebrated, and the exhibition catalog will be presented, documenting the novelty of this edition: a third section, Mosaic Residencies, in collaboration with GA/ER Young Artists Emilia Romagna. This section has seen the realization of two site-specific interventions, “Costruire argini per torcere fiumi” by Roberta Cacciatore curated by Ambra d’Atri, in collaboration with the Mosaicists Group of Marco Santi, and “Pialassa” by Rebecca Sforzani curated by Arianna Maestrale (Mixta), in collaboration with Koko Mosaico by Arianna Gallo.

On this occasion, the catalog “LATO Sensu – Declinazioni del mosaico contemporaneo,” curated by Sabina Ghinassi, Eleonora Savorelli, and Paolo Trioschi and exhibited during the 2022 Biennale of Contemporary Mosaic, will also be presented.

The GAeM exhibition with all the participating works is open to the public for free in the Manica Lunga of the Biblioteca Classense in Ravenna until January 14, 2024, and is promoted by MAR – Museo d’Arte della Città di Ravenna, in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts and the Emilia Romagna Region, and GA/ER Young Artists Emilia Romagna.

Orsoni Mosaic Masterclass

The mosaic school is currently undergoing restoration. We anticipate the reopening in 2025. Once the program for the International Mosaic Masterclasses is available, it will be published on the website. 

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