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Julius Baer announces second edition of Julius Baer Art Prize for Latin American Female Artists

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Julius Baer is pleased to announce the second edition of the first and only visual arts prize for women in Latin America in association with the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá (MAMBO) in Colombia. The Julius Baer Art Prize provides female artists from Latin America a unique opportunity to make their artistic thought and production known whilst helping promote their creative development.

Zurich, 11 May 2022 – After the successful launch in 2020, Julius Baer is proud to announce the second edition of the Julius Baer Art Prize for Latin American Female Artists in association with the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá (MAMBO) in Colombia. The prize is the first if its kind in Latin America aimed at acknowledging female artists for their innovative research and their influence on contemporary art, while at the same time offering funds to undertake a new and ambitious project in-situ. The prize-winning project will be exhibited in the Julius Baer Hall at the MAMBO in July 2023.

The application process for the second edition of the Julius Baer Art Prize for Latin American Female Artists started in 2022. MAMBO has informed on the short list and new composition of the jury members yesterday. Information on the winner will be provided by MAMBO by September.

Beatriz Sanchez, Head Region Americas, Julius Baer said: “The collaboration with MAMBO is one of our strategic artistic engagements in the Americas region. Promoting culture, local and regional art, and spotlighting the most promising artists is not only the right thing to do, but also in Julius Baer’s DNA. We have been doing this for more than four decades through our Julius Baer Art Collection. With the Julius Baer Art Prize for Latin American Female Artists, we are proud to combine our credibility and long-standing expertise in the arts in Switzerland with a deep understanding of Latin America.”

Barbara Staubli, curator of the Julius Baer Art Collection, added: “Julius Baer has been collecting contemporary Swiss art for over forty years. We are pleased to extend our long tradition of supporting the visual arts through the Julius Baer Art Prize for Latin American Female Artists, now in its second edition. In partnership with the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá (MAMBO), we are raising awareness concerning the diversity in cultural landscapes and artistic practices in Latin America.”

The prize is by invitation only. The jury is composed of five members who can each invite five artists to participate. The artists may have a career already underway or in development. The list is submitted for a vote to evaluate each artist before inviting five to submit a proposal, among the criteria are years of experience, recent exhibitions, and motivation.

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