Friday, August 15, 2014

Ateneo Art Awards 2014 Winners in Visual Art & Art Criticism announced

Winners of the Ateneo Art Awards 2014: Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art and Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism were announced in a ceremony held at the Grand Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City on August 14, 2014 (Thursday). The annual recognition was greeted by a lively crowd in support of all the artists and their shortlisted exhibitions, and the art critics who joined the writing competition.

Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art
From the 12 Shortlisted artists and exhibitions for this year’s Ateneo Art Awards, 3 emerged as the winners (co-equal): 

Charles Buenconsejo for Destination Unknown shown at West Gallery
Leslie de Chavez for Complicated shown at Lopez Museum
Maria Jeona Zoleta for The Unicorn Club shown at 1335 Mabini

The other 9 shortlisted artists are:
Pio Abad
Zean Cabangis
Buen Calubayan
Vermont Coronel Jr.
Olivia d'Aboville
Cian Dayrit 
Lui Medina 
Luis Antonio Santos 
Jay Yao

The recipients of the annual residencies selected by the museum’s institutional partners were also named:

Leslie De Chavez was named the recipient of the Ateneo-Liverpool Hope Creative Campus residency grant (Liverpool, United Kingdom).
Charles Buenconsejo was named recipient of the Ateneo-La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre residency grant (Australia). 

Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism 
Carlo Daoana is the first recipient of the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism. He will have the opportunity to write a bi-monthly column in The Philippine Star, with an honorarium of PhP10,000 for each column (PhP20,000 per month) for 12 months.

The other 5 shortlisted writers are:
Ren Aguila 
Gian Cruz
Lisa Ito 
Cocoy Lumbao
Alice Sarmiento

The Ateneo Art Awards 2014 exhibition will run until 18 August 2014 at the Mid-Level 2/3 East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza, and will continue at the Ateneo Art Gallery from 8 September to 15 October 2014.

Catalogs containing the essays of the finalists for the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism are also available for reading at the exhibition space.

The Ateneo Art Awards is presented by the Ateneo Art Gallery, Kalaw Ledesma Foundation Inc., Shangri-La Plaza, Metro Society, and YStyle of the Philippine Star.

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