PREMIO TERNA – CONNECTIVITY
With the Terna Prize 02, and with a view to the internationalization of the Prize, in 2009 the ‘Connectivity’ project was launched, comprising a new category reserved for all artists, both Italian and foreign, working permanently in New York and with the idea of selecting each year a world capital to enter into ‘connectivity’ with. The project was created with the support of the Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities and in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The first edition of the Terna Prize was connected with the city of New York where three resident artists were selected who participated in the call, and where the works of sixteen artists, Terna Prize 01 winners, were presented in the prestigious venue of the Chelsea Museum.
Connectivity 2009. Winning artists:
- Francesco Simeti (first place – Connectivity)
- Isola and Norzi (second place – Connectivity)
- Meena Hasan (third place – Connectivity)
The Terna Prize 03 was connected with China, coinciding with the Expo in Shanghai (2010). The exchange of creative experiences was open to artists working in Shanghai and Beijing, in collaboration with the Chinese curator Feng Boyi. The exhibition ‘Contemporary Energy. Italian Attitudes’, with the works of the winners of the Prize 02, was hosted at the SUPEC – Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai, and was implemented under the auspices of the Commissioner-General of Italy.
Connectivity 2010.Winning artists:
- Cai Weidong (first place – Connectivity)
- Ma Gang (second place – Connectivity)
- Ren Hang (third place – Connectivity)
Within the scope of the Year of Italian Culture in Russia, the Terna Prize 04 was connected with Moscow, promoting the winners of the last edition and inviting artists working in the capital and in St. Petersburg to participate in the competition. The project saw the participation of Antonio Zanardi Landi, Italian Ambassador to Moscow, as President of the Honorary Committee, and Olga Sbiblova, Director of MAMM, among the members of the jury. After having exhibited in New York (Chelsey Art Museum) and in Shanghai within the scope of the events organized by our country for Expo 2010 (SUPEC – Urban Planning Exhibition Center), in 2012 the Terna Prize was invited as an example of Italian entrepreneurial and cultural success and excellence to exhibit, at the end of the year of Italian Culture in Russia, in the rooms of the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow (MAMM), one of the leading contemporary art institutions of the capital, home to exhibitions and works from around the world
Connectivity 2012. Winning artists:
- Irina Korina (first place – Connectivity)
- Where Dogs Run (second place – Connectivity)
- Recycle Group (third place – Connectivity)