The jury for the 2022 Painting Prize of the Vila Casas Foundation - made up of Gisela Chillida, Natàlia Chocarro, Marc Domènech, Conxita Oliver, Antonio Sagnier, Àlex Susanna and Antoni Vila Casas - has selected 30 finalist works from all the proposals submitted. have presented in this edition, which has closed with a record participation of 616 entries.
The success of participation, which surpasses all previous editions of the Sculpture, Painting and Photography Awards, shows the extent to which these awards are necessary and play an important role in the country's art world. The Foundation is grateful for the participation of all those registered and welcomes the participation of painters of all nationalities, generations and languages.
The selected works can be seen in an exhibition at Can Framis in Barcelona between July 5 and September 18 and will be during the inauguration, Monday, July 4 at 19 h, when the verdict of the jury will be read and the prize for the winning work.
The 30 finalists are: Eladio Aguilera, Alejandra Atarés, Rafael G. Bianchi, Sara Bonache, Jose Bonell, Bernat Daviu, Gonzalo Elvira, Miquel Garcia, Elena Kervinen, Gala Knörr, Lola Lasurt, Pere Llobera, Francesca Llopis, Justine Lotus, Ariadna Mangrané, Irma Marco, Maria Mercader, Muma, Narotzky, José Luis Pascual, Jorge R. Pombo, Ignasi Prat Altimira, Francesc Ruiz Abad, Bea Sarrias, Manolo Sierra, Joan Soler, Ramon Surinyac, Guim Tió Zarraluki, Jordi Torrent i Clara Vidal.
Once again, the Vila Casas Foundation has announced the edition of the awards dedicated, on a rotating basis, to the disciplines of painting, sculpture and photography. This year it is the turn of the Painting Prize, which is aimed at artists born or resident in Catalonia. The winning work, which will be made public on July 4, is endowed with € 12,000 and will become the property of the Vila Casas Foundation. The winner will have a solo exhibition at Can Framis in 2023.