The 2023 edition of the DucatoPrize is conceived as an observatory on national and international artistic personalities and is rooted in the relationship between the individual and the cosmos, where the universe is seen as an agglomeration of bodies viewed from a single observation point.


This edition is under the direction of Giacomo Pigliapoco, independent curator, and will introduce several new features, such as: the finalists in this edition will increase from three in each category to five, for a total of 10 finalists who will be part of the final exhibition; the selection is entrusted to an entirely renewed Collectors Board and jury, the latter consisting of: Julieta Aranda, Nerina Ciaccia, Luigi Fassi, Stéphane Ibars, Bernardo Mosqueira.

50 Selected artists

The 50 selected artists will be included in the DP23 catalog and are divided as follows: 40 from Contemporary section + 10 from Academy Contemporary: Alix Marie, Alfredo Aceto, Andro Eradze, Julie Grosche, Mateusz Choróbski, Agnieszka Mastalerz, Davide Sgambaro, Wisrah Villefort, Daniele Costa, Edson Luli, Shafei Xia, Maria Laet, Eleonora Luccarini, Sybil Montet, Davide Stucchi, Vasilis Papageorgiou, Giuliana Rosso, Kyriaki Goni, Tomaso De Luca, Mila Panic, Rodrigo Hernández, Jieun Lim, Terrence Musekiwa, Andrea Sala, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Paolo Ciregia, Sofie Tobiášová, Diego Gualandris, Xavier Robles de Medina, Corinna Gosmaro, Liao Wen, Pamela Diamante, Francesco João, Helena Hladilová, Andrea Nacciarriti, Judith Neunhäuserer, Marilisa Cosello, Adji Dieye, Ambra Castagnetti, Silvia Rosi. Academy: Agnes Questionmark, Friedrich Andreoni, Gala Hernández López, Luca Campestri, Rachele Montoro, Alla Zhyvotova, Giuseppe Di Liberto, Matteo Lisanti, Flavia Spasari, Matteo Trentin.

How to participate

Artists may register for the various sections of the Prize by paying the application fee - for the Contemporary section Euro 50.00 and for the Academy section Euro 20.00 - and filling in the registration form. Entries may be submitted with any visual expression including painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, installation, video art, performance, sound-installation or photography. Find out more information in our FAQs


The exhibition of the 10 finalists will feature an installation display created by Fosbury Architecture, a collective founded in 2013 by Giacomo Ardesio, Alessandro Bonizzoni, Nicola Campri, Veronica Caprino and Claudia Mainardi. FA is a research group that aims to expand the boundaries of the discipline, redefining its role and rethinking its production processes from the perspective of current challenges. The exhibition will open on Sat Sept. 23, 2023, 5-9 p.m., at Volumnia (former Church of St. Augustine, Stradone Farnese 33, Piacenza), when the winners of the 2023 edition will be announced. The exhibition will stay open to the public until Oct. 22, 2023, with hours Tuesday-Sunday 3-6 p.m.

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