DESTE Prize 2013 – Shortlisted Artists Announced

The DESTE Foundation is happy to announce the names of the shortlisted artists for the 8th Deste Prize.
On Thursday, January 24, 2013, the DESTE Prize 2013 Selection Committee convened, examined all submitted portfolios, discussed in detail the work of the twenty eight (28) nominated artists and shortlisted the following six (6) on the basis of criteria set forth in this year’s edition of the prize:

Marianna Christofides, Ilias Papailiakis, Michail Pirgelis, Kostas Sahpazis, Maria Theodoraki, and Alexandros Tzannis.

The six shortlisted artists for the DESTE Prize 2013 will present work in an exhibition hosted by the Museum of Cycladic Art, which is scheduled to run from 24th April through to 30th September, 2013. Collaboration between the DESTE Foundation and the Museum of Cycladic Art falls within the scope of the latter’s “Young Views” program, which aims to engage a younger audience, bring the public up to date with developments in contemporary cultural production and open up a dynamic space for the exchange of ideas.

The winner of the prize will be selected by an international Jury of six and announced during an award ceremony to be held on September 9, 2013. The winner receives the amount of €10,000.

Following a suggestion of this year’s Selection Committee, the current edition of the DESTEPrize Exhibition will feature a performance by the Nova Melancholiatheater group, which is knownfor its use of a highly diverse, hybrid language.The performance will take place on the day of the show’s opening, on April 24, 2013.