ArteVue describes itself as “the first dedicated social sharing platform for art”. Now, it is the world’s first art prize to gather submissions through an app. ArtePrize 2017’s four finalists have been announced as Zuza Golińska from Poland, Sahil Naik from India, Kiah Reading from Australia and Lukas Zerbst who is based in Germany.
650 applications were submitted by artists from around the world aged between 18 and 30 who are not yet represented by an established gallery. Submissions took place via the ArteVue app which lets artists upload and curate images of their work and export PDF catalogues to print for commercial use. The ArteVue app is now in its second version, which uses in-app messaging and enhanced AirPlay connectivity to help art enthusiasts connect.
Work by each of the four artists will be on show at Delfina Foundation in London from 23 – 27 January next year, with the ArtePrize winner announced at a private view on 22 January. The winner will receive a $15,000 cash prize along with a three-month residency at Delfina Foundation.
“The entries we have received for the ArtePrize were what we had hoped for and more,” said
Shohidul Ahad-Choudhury, founder of ArteVue. “We have uncovered some incredible talent from all over the world and the finalists we have selected show the very best of these. The young talent we are bringing together could easily never have been discovered if not for art-focused social technology – and we are very excited at the effectiveness of our simple, innovative approach to art prize submissions. The next version of our ArteVue App takes this premise even further in the drive to democratise art and connect the art ecosystem.”
Aaron Cezar, who is director of Delfina Foundation, added, “Delfina Foundation has always been at the forefront in terms of developing the practices of emerging artists from across the globe and our partnership with ArteVue resonates very strongly with this mission. We are delighted to share the work of these young shortlisted artists through the ArtePrize 2017 exhibition at Delfina Foundation and to work with the winner through our established three-month residency programme.”
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