Fundació Miró Mallorca gives a total of 32.000€ to awarded with Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby's 2017
Grants and prizes for the promotion of the plastic arts and the educational and research projects
Fundació Miró Mallorca has once again convened the Pilar Juncosa & Sotheby’s Awards and Scholarships, a promotion of plastic arts and educational and research projects, which has 7 different categories:
- Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s biennial prize for artistic creation
- Pilar Juncosa grant to an artistic education project
- 2 training grants to participate in the courses of the Workshops of Graphic Arts by Joan Miró
- 2 scholarships for artistic training in other centers: Casa Velázquez (Madrid) and Slade School of Fine Art, University College (London)
- Training grant for the winners of the Graphic Arts Contest for Young Creators, organized by the National Calcography of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, the Royal Mint and the Azcona Foundation (The delivery ceremony of This scholarship took place last September in Madrid)
In total, a grant of € 32,000 from the fund that the founder and patron Pilar Juncosa arrived at Fundació Miró Mallorca in 1986, which has allowed the creation of numerous artistic, research and educational projects throughout history of the institution.
The purpose of the Pilar Juncosa Scholarships, following the founding principles, is to promote and disseminate contemporary creative values, as well as to foster research, through work on the life and work of Joan Miró, and different educational programs that bring together the ” Contemporary art in society. This year, especially for the 25th anniversary of the Foundation, which opened the doors of the museum in 1992, it was an artistic and cultural point of reference in the city of Palma.
Biennal Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s Prize
In this call, Fundació Miró Mallorca wants to promote the artistic projects linked to the Workshops of Graphic Arts of Joan Miró, located in the house of Son Boter, from the 18th century, appropriate by the same artist to take advantage of the use of these spaces as Artistic workshops and, at the moment, constitute one of the distinguishing features of the institution.
The objective is to offer interventions by relevant artists, keeping track of the connection of Joan Miró with the broad spectrum of contemporary artistic sensibilities. Thus, the Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s Award has awarded the production of an artistic project related to serial work and / or multiple art in all its possible manifestations (sculpture, ceramics, video, photography, graphic works, etc.). ) that will be developed, in whole or in part, in the Workshops of Graphic Arts of Joan Miró.
This prize is endowed with € 20,000, distributed as follows: € 6,000 as an acknowledgment for the artist and, for the rest, for the production and exhibition of the project.
The jury of this convocation has been formed by:
- Francisco Copado Carralero, Director of Fundació Miró Mallorca
- Aurora Zubillaga, Executive Director of Sotheby’s Spain
- Xavier Baudoin, Artistic studies Director of Casa de Velázquez
- Joan Bordes, Scholar. Delegate of National Chalcography. Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando
- Jo Volley, Deputy director of Slade School of Fine Arts. UCL
- Elena Ruíz Sastre, Director of MACE, Museu Art Contemporani Eivissa
- Alejandro Ysasi Alonso, Head of Education and Activities department, Fundació Miró Mallorca
- Joan Oliver Argelés, Master technician of the Graphic Workshops of Joan Miró, Fundació Miró Mallorca
- Pere Fullana Puigserver, Professor in the area of Theory and History of Education of the Department of Pedagogy and Specific Didactics of the UIB
- Mercedes Laguens García, Artist and professor in the area of Theory and History of Education of the Department of Pedagogy and Specific Didactics of the UIB
- Margalida Munar Munar, Pedagogue and technician of the Education Area of the City Council of Palma
- The biennal Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s artistic creation prize, awarded with 20.000€
Per a Nacho Martín Silva (Madrid, 1977) for his project “Piece of Trash”.
- MENTION OF HONOR biennal Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s artistic creation prize 2017
María Ignacia Edward (Santiago de Xile, 1982) for his project “Construcciones imposibles”
- Pilar Juncosa grant to an artistic education project with € 4,000
This year, two cultural managers Tina Codina and Maria Pau Ruiz de Tres Cultura have been awarded for their project Let’s talk about … what do we mean when we talk about art and education?
- HONOR’S Mention Pilar Juncosa Scholarship to an artistic education project
Maria Aparicio Munar’s project, Francesca Maria Bayona and Alexis Belmonte: Beyond the work: a didactic proposal on the art market through the Miró Mallorca Fundació.
- 2 scholarships to participate in the courses of the Workshops of Graphic Arts by Joan Miró endowed with € 1,000 each.
To the artist Elian Stolarsky and to the group B.Y.E a group of artists and young creators who seeks to promote cooperation and artistic work in groups.
- Beca de Formación artística en la Casa de Velázquez de Madrid, with € 2,000
Antonio Guerra, Zamora (1983), Project: “Behavior for a simulation”
- HONORING MENTION Training Grant at Casa Velánquez
David Berweger, Basel, Switzerland (1982), Project: “Bricks”
- Training Grant at Slade School of Fine Art in London with € 3,000
Saskia Rodríguez Araña, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (1993)
- HONORING MENTION Training Grant at Slade School of Fine Art in London
Alan Piris Marquès, Menorca (1993)
A grant of € 32,000 from the fund funded by the founder and patron Pilar Juncosa in 1986, which has allowed the creation of numerous artistic, research and educational projects throughout the history of the institution
The history of the Scholarships
The Pilar Juncosa Scholarships and the biennial Prize Pilar Juncosa and Sotheby’s were convened for the first time in 1993, giving birth to the centenary of the birth of Joan Miró.
They originate from the funds obtained at the auction that took place in December 1986. The widow of Miró, Pilar Juncosa, offered 42 works to “create the necessary infrastructure to meet the objectives indicated by her man in the writing of the constitution of the Foundation, as well as verbally on different occasions: create a dynamic center of cultural irradiation that closes the triangle formed with the other two foundations of Barcelona and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. “
Thus, the collection was destined by the Miró family to the financing of the headquarters of Fundació Miró Mallorca, and also to create a scholarship fund. The auction company Sotheby’s yielded its profit margin so that, once the activities of the Foundation were launched, scholarships for new artists of plastic arts would be awarded.