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The prize jury of the 18th Festival's competitive show Southern Panoramas was comprised by Pablo Lafuente, Cristiana Tejo, Koyo Kouoh, Yolanda Wood Pujols, and Rifky Effendy.
Apart from the first prize, which grants the winner with an amount of money, there are nine other prizes in the form of two month artist residencies, in associated institutions worldwide (Brazil, Chine, USA, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland and Senegal).
*1975 Portugalete, Spain. Editor, writer, and curator. A member of the curatorial team on the 31st Bienal de São Paulo (2014), he was associate curator at The Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo (2008/2013), and cocurator of the official Norwegian delegations to the 2011 and 2013 editions of the Venice Biennale. A researcher in the history of contemporary exhibition practices, he coordinates the postgraduate course MRes Art: Exhibition Histories, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. He has published the books Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia? (with Marta Kuzma, 2011) and Gerard Byrne: Images and Shadows (2011).
*1976 Recife, Brazil. Independent curator, currently pursuing a doctorate in sociology at the Federal University of Pernambuco. She is cofounder of Espaço Fonte, a center for investigations in art in Recife. She cocurated the 32nd Panorama of Brazilian Art (MAM-SP, 2011), alongside Cauê Alves, and curated the 2005/2006 edition of Itaú Cultural’s Rumos Artes Visuais and the Special Room dedicated to Paulo Bruscky at the 10th Havana Biennial (Cuba, 2009). She directed the Aloisio Magalhães Museum of Modern Art (2007/08) and was plastic arts curator at the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (2002/2006), both in Recife. She is the author of Paulo Bruscky – Arte em todos os sentidos (2009) and Panorama do Pensamento emergente (2011).
*1967 Douala, Cameroon. Independent curator and cultural producer. She is artistic director and founder of the RAW Material Company, an art, knowledge, and society center that runs a program of exhibitions and reflective activities. Her specialities are photography, video, and art in public spaces. She has curated international exhibitions of contemporary African art, a subject on which she has also written widely. Her recent projects include the exhibitions Word!Word?Word! Issa Samb and the undecipherable form, at The Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo (2013), and Chronicle of a Revolt: photographs of a season of protest, RAW Material Company, Dakar (2012).
*1950 Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Curator and history of art professor at the University of Havana School of the Arts and Literature. She directs the Caribbean Studies Center created in 1979 by Casa de las Americas in the Cuban capital to promote cultural diversity in the region and to study its Diasporas.
*1968 Jakarta, Indonesia. Curator and cultural activist. His recent projects include the Indonesia Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and the exhibitions FLOW: Contemporary Art from Indonesia, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin (2012); and Fixer, North Art Space, Jakarta (2010). Connected to the Asia Cultural Council (ACC) since 2004, he has cocreated such art spaces and events as Platform3 (Bandung), Inkubatorasia (Jakarta), The Bandung Biennale (2001), and Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale (2009). He has edited and collaborated on numerous publications, including Tempo, Visual Arts, and Art Asia Pacific.