Based on the desire to promote a dialogue between contemporary art and the territory of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, the Ducato Prize focuses on national and international artists who are able to raise, through their research, a critical lecture of the most significant and contingent aspects of our contemporaneity.
DucatoPrize 2019
The Ducato Prize 2019 finalists for the Contemporarty Art Prize are:

Enrico Boccioletti
David Casini
Alessandro Di Pietro
Lito Kattou
Simone Monsi
Eva Papamargariti
Andreia Santana
Giulio Scalisi
Guido Segni
Jennifer Taylor

The winners of both the Contemporary Art Prize and the Academy Art Prize will be announced on March 18th, 2019 during the opening of the Ducato Prize exhibition that will take place at Palazzo del Podestà in Castell’Arquato (Piacenza).

The Prize
The Ducato Prize is separated into two categories.

Contemporary Art Prize
The Contemporary Art Prize is open to all artists, both national and international, without no age limit.

Winner: 7.000 € prize
Special Mention: 2.500 € prize

Academy Art Prize
The Academy Art Prize is open to students who are enrolled in art institutions, both national and international, public and private, within 25 years of age.

3 Winners: 500 € prize, each

Applications for Ducato Prize are open from 1st December 2018 and will close on 28th February 2019.

The Ducato Prize will end with an exhibition that will include the works of 10 finalists plus those of the 3 winners of the Academy Award and will take place at Palazzo del Podestà in Castell’Arquato (Piacenza) from 18th May to 23rd June 2019.

For further information please download the Rules and Terms and Conditions.
Domenico Quaranta
Domenico Quaranta

Contemporary art critic, curator and lecturer. He has published essays, reviews and interviews for numerous magazines, newspapers, books and catalogues. Author of “Media, New Media, Postmedia.” Since 2005 he has curated several exhibitions including Cyphoria (Quadrennial Rome, 2016). Teacher of Interactive Systems at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara and co-founder of the Link Art Center.
Attilia Fattori Franchini
Attilia Fattori Franchini

Independent curator and writer, she lives between Milan and London. Co-founder of the non-profit platforms bubblebyte.org and Opening Times. She has published texts and reviews for international publications including CURA, Flash Art and Mousse. Curator of numerous exhibitions and artistic projects including BMW Open Work, the Emergent section of MiArt and Curva Blu, a residency project in Favignana, Sicily.
Marina Dacci
Marina Dacci

Graduated in Literature, Art and Education, she was Head of Reggio Emilia’s Office of Cultura and general coordinator of the European Week of Photography. Director of Maramotti Collection from 2006 to 2017, for which she curated the artistic and acquisition program of artworks by internationally acclaimed artists and new talents. In collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, she worked for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, focusing on the project of residency. Since 2018, she is a member of the Scientific Committee of Palazzo Magnani Foundation.
Alberta Romano

Independent curator with a degree in History of Art, Visual Cultures, and Curatorial Practices. She collaborates with CRC Foundation of Cuneo, following the acquisitions of contemporary art, and with ChertLüdde gallery. Assistant curator for Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente at Artissima 2017. She attended CAMPO 16 at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and she is one of the two curators selected for CASTRO Studio Program 2018/19. She has published articles and reviews for Flash Art Italia, Kabul Magazine and other independent journals.
Claudia Losi

She graduated in Painting and French Literature. In 2007 she participated in the Sharjah Biennal. She made solo exhibitions for Marino Marini Museum, Sternsen Museum, Ikon Gallery, Monica De Cardenas Gallery, Maramotti Collection, and the Hangzhouh Triennale of Fiber Art. She also exhibited at the MAXXI Museum of Rome, the Magasin in Grenoble, the Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation, and the Royal Academy of Arts.
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