The gallery Blau Projects announces the results of the forth edition of C.LAB Mercosul, edict that focuses on stimulating and encouraging young curators starting their careers. The selected are curator Maria Alejandra Gatti, with the project Desarticulaciones, e Ícaro Ferraz Vidal with Gramáticas Infames do Medo. Both will receive 15 thousand reais as financial support to produce their exhibitions, that will happen between 2017 and 2018 at Blau Projects gallery.
The projects were evaluated and selected by an independent commission composed by Mario Gioia, Mariana Rodriguez Iglesias and Santiago Rueda. The criteria of selection include relevance in the contemporary artistic production panorama, connections and exchange between artists that live and/or work in Latin America, objectivity, feasibility, originality and uniqueness.
The exhibitions will be held between June first and August first of 2017 and between December first 2017 and March first 2018 respectively.
About the C.LAB
Conceived as a project independent from the regular programming of exhibitions at Blau Projects, the anual award selects and supports projects by independent artists and curators to show in the space of the gallery, strengthening its role as an incubator and broadcaster of contemporary art. The first edition, in 2014, resulted in the production and exhibition of the projects Ampulheta, by curator Douglas Negrisolli, and (...) pegaríamos as coisas onde elas crescem, pelo meio (...), by curator Galciani Neves. In 2015, the second edition of the C.LAB presented, as a result, the exhibitions Na Iminência, by curator Carolina Soares, and Território, povoação, by curators Gabriel Bogosian and Juliana Gontijo. Its third edition, in 2016, resulted in the exhibitions Formas de abandonar o corpo - Parte I, curated by Natália Quinderé, and Miniaturas, maquetes, vodu e outras projeções políticas, curated by Claudia Rodriguez Ponga Linares.