The Award
LEA (Laboratory for Artistic Experimentation) announces the second edition of its prize for the arts. The competition is open to all Latin American artists and its aim is to enable the production of two unique works especially conceived for the "Los Molinos" building of Buenos Aires, a building of historical significance and the future home of the Faena Foundation.

We are looking for artistic projects that interact with the space, the history of the building and/or with the urban context in which it is located, in a manner that is novel, intelligent, and poetic.

The projects may include installations, sculptures, drawings or paintings, videos, new media, sound, or any of their combinations. A portion of the prize will finance the production of the works in this rare opportunity to realize large-scale artistic projects.

Characteristics of the Space:
See PDF files and Word document links on website for:
• Plans and photos of the space
• Plans and photos of the neighborhood and its relationship to the city
• History of the building
• Current state of the building

First Prize 100,000 dollars Argentine pesos (approx. USD 32,000)
Second Prize 50,0000 dollars Argentine pesos (approx. USD 16,000).
(For first prize a maximum of 70,000 pesos will be used in the realization of the work, leaving the remainder to the disposition of the artist(s); for second prize a maximum of 35,000 pesos will be used for the work’s production, leaving the rest at the artist(s)’s disposition.)

The Jury
Carlos Basualdo -- Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Okwui Enwezor -- Dean of Academia Affaire, San Francisco Art Institute
Jessica Morgan -- Curator, Tate Modern
Jury Coordinator: Ximena Caminos

Entry forms, criteria and more information are available at:

  • Dates
    Entries will be received by mail with all forms and materials included.
    Deadline for submission: 15 February 2008
    Announcement of prize: March 2008



    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
    258 Main Street
    Ridgefield, CT 06877

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Hall Curatorial Fellowship, an eighteen-month fellowship for an international curator. Applications are due on Friday, February 15, 2008.

    The Hall Fellow is responsible for curating an original exhibition in keeping with The Aldrich's mission of leadership in the exhibition of significant and challenging contemporary art with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists. The Museum is located in Ridgefield, Connecticut, 50 miles outside New York City.

    The Hall Fellow will be chosen by an independent jury of distinguished art world professionals, including Carlos Basualdo of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Bonnie Clearwater of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; and Sir Norman Rosenthal of the Royal Academy, London.

    Voice & Void: 2006 Hall Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition curated by Thomas Trummer--the first recipient of the Hall Curatorial Fellowship--is on view at The Aldrich through February 24, 2008. Voice & Void has received reviews in The New York Times and ARTnews. As a result of the exposure Trummer received through the Hall Curatorial Fellowship, he has been selected to work on curatorial projects in Beijing, China; Kiev, Ukraine; Belgrade, Serbia; and New York City. In October he became project manager of the Siemens Art Program, Munich, in charge of worldwide activities in the realm of visual arts.

    The Fellow will work with The Aldrich's curatorial team to develop his/her exhibition, oversee its installation, and collaborate with Museum staff to develop programming and an exhibition catalogue. To be eligible for the Hall Curatorial Fellowship, an applicant must be an art professional with a focus on contemporary art, and a citizen of a country other than the United States of America. The applicant must currently live and work in a country other than the United States, be proficient in English, have prior experience as a curator or co-curator of at least three professional exhibitions of contemporary art, and be able to travel to the United States.

    The Hall Fellow will receive a stipend of 25,000 dollars over the eighteen-month period of the Fellowship, from June 1, 2008, to December 31, 2009. The exhibition will be on view at The Aldrich from September 2009 through February 2010.

    Applications for the Hall Curatorial Fellowship are due at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum no later than February 15, 2008. Selected applicants will be invited for interviews at The Aldrich during March and April 2008. For full information and complete application materials, please visit http://www.aldrichart.org/hallfellowship Questions regarding the Hall Fellowship should be addressed to fellowship@aldrichart.org

    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is grateful for the generosity of the Andrew J. and Christine C. Hall Foundation, which endowed the Hall Curatorial Fellowship.

    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is a non-collecting museum of contemporary art located in Ridgefield Connecticut, USA. Founded in 1964, today's Aldrich Museum serves as not only a viewing place for contemporary art, but also a venue where art, education, and culture converge to expand traditional ways of thinking. It is suggested that potential applicants should first explore The Aldrich's Web site to gain a greater understanding of the Museum, its mission, and its programs: http://www.aldrichart.org Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm.

    It is the mission of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum to be a national leader in the exhibition of significant and challenging contemporary art with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists, a world-class innovator of museum education programs, and a vital cultural resource for our community.

    The Hall Curatorial Fellowship program is intended to offer an exceptional opportunity to an international curator to gain curatorial experience in a United States museum setting, and to support the professional development of curators. In order to bring an international perspective to the Museum’s curatorial practice, the Hall Fellow will be primarily responsible for curating an original exhibition in keeping with the Museum's mission, overseeing its installation at The Aldrich, and the development of appropriate complementary cultural and educational programs. The Hall Curatorial Fellowship program is NOT a residency program.


  • Contact: Pamela Ruggio
    Phone: 203.438.4519
    Email: pruggio@aldrichart.org

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    Anônimo disse...

    I love Architecture, and when I did one of the argentina tours, I visited "Los Molinos". Very excellent building!! Dont miss it if you ever go to Buenos Aires!!