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.


The Open Call of the new edition of the Prize will start from 7 April to 4 June 2023. 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. The OpenCall has been postponed by one week, the new deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on 11 June 2023 (GMT+1, Rome).


Contemporary Open to all artists, national and international, no age limit. Prize: 10,000 € Academy Open to students enrolled at Academies and Art Institutes, national and international, public and private. Prize: 1,000 €

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 takes place in Sept-Oct 2023 in Piacenza at Volumnia, the former Church of Sant'Agostino, an imposing deconsecrated 16th-century complex located along the Stradone Farnese.

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