Arnaldo Pomodoro Sculpture Prize
One of the aims of the Foundation is to support the research of young sculptors “who intend to perfect and extend the experimental aspects of new work regarding expressive or intellectual languages” through the establishment of a Prize.
Created in 2006 and now in its sixth edition, the Arnaldo Pomodoro Sculpture Prize, is among the few – in Italy and abroad – specifically dedicated to sculpture. It awards € 10,000.00 to an artist between the age of 25 and 45 whose personal research reflects on the idea and on the practice of making sculpture today, offering a significant contribution to the current development of sculpture.
The winning artist will be chosen by an international Selection Committee, chaired by Arnaldo Pomodoro and composed by a group of international critics and curators, a true witness of current artistic research in the field of contemporary sculpture.
The awarding of the Prize is not bound to the use of specific materials or techniques, rather it promotes and favors the free experimentation of sculptural practice and the exploration of its fundamental concepts, considered a novel, original, theoretical and concrete reflection on relationships between the disciplines of art, design, architecture, design and urban planning.
7th edition | 2023-2024
The works of the Selection Committee of the VII edition of the Arnaldo Pomodoro Sculpture Prize are in progress.
The outcome of the selection process will be announced in the autumn of 2023.
Julia Draganović (Director, Accademia Tedesca Roma Villa Massimo)
Bassam El Baroni (Professor in Curating and Mediating Art at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of the Aalto University, Espoo, Helsinki)
Krist Gruijthuijsen (Director, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin)
Gianfranco Maraniello (Director, Area Musei d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of the Municipality of Milan)
Lorenzo Respi (Head of Production, FMAV – Fondazione Modena Arti Visive; member of the Scientific Board of the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro)
Andrea Viliani (Director, Museo delle Civiltà, Rome; Curator Pompeii Commitment. Materie archeologiche / Archaeological Metters, Parco Archeologico di Pompei; Head and Curator, CRRI – Centro di Ricerca Castello di Rivoli; member of the Scientific Board of the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro)
The exhibition of the winner of the VII edition of the Arnaldo Pomodoro Sculpture Prize is scheduled for April 2024.