2015 Visible Award


With a renewed advisory board composed of 36 curators, working and operating in emerging or more established scenes all over the world, the visible prize comes to its third edition, and takes a step further in its aim to research, support and offer a discursive and productive platform to innovative artistic projects that are able to become visible also in fields other than the artistic ones. Art works that are actively engaging within the social sphere, understanding art as a tool to make visible other fields and issues within the traditional art system and thus sharing an awareness about artistic production as an active element and agency in contemporary society, and with critical and future oriented aspirations.

We have opened a call for proposals to let artists and collectives submit projects, from which a selection, chosen by the pre-selection committee(composed by Charles Esche, Van Abbemuseum director; Francesco Manacorda, Tate Liverpool director; two representatives of the two foundations, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Andrea Zegna, and the Visible project curators) in May, has joined the proposals nominated by the advisory board.

The shortlisted projects, chosen by the pre-selection committee, will be announced on the 11th of August 2015, and they will enter the jury phase which will be held as a public event at Tate Liverpool in October 2015 in the form of a temporary parliament, chaired by Chris Dercon and involving a great number of socially engaged artistic practices experts and users.