Premio New York


In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Institute of Culture in New York, the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, the Prize encourages the talent of young artists through a stay in the Big Apple.



The winners of the 15th edition of the Premio New York are Sara Enrico and Ludovica Carbotta. The two artists will be offered the opportunity to live in New York for 6 months. During this time they will have chance to participate in a series of events organised by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York and the Italian Academy and attend courses in art history, film theory, the visual arts and architecture at Colombia University. In addition to airline travel, the two winners will also receive a monthly stipend of 4,000.00 US dollars (for food and living expenses), plus the possibility to use a space inside the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn (ISCP).

The selection committee was composed of: Fabio Troisi, Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York, Vincenzo De Bellis, Walker Art Center of Minneapolis, Cecilia Alemani, Highline Art of New York, Allison Jeffrey, Italian Academy of Columbia University, Susan Hapgood, International Studio & Curatorial Programs of New York, Vittorio Calabrese, Magazzino Italian Art of Cold Spring, Luigi Ficacci, Superintendent for the Provinces of Lucca and Massa-Carrara, MIBACT..


Sara Enrico is a Turinese artist born in Biella in 1979. She studied at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti and specialised in the restoration of ancient paintings at the Istituto Spinelli in Florence. Her research focuses on painting, and the materials and tools codified throughout the history of the arts: oil paint, prepared canvas, the wood frame. Her works are based on a profound and artistic analysis of painting that is not only semantic, but also structural and physical. She combines art with craft.

Ludovica Carbotta is a born in Turin-born artist (1982) currently residing and working in London. She earned her degree in 2005 at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti. Since 2007 she is co-creator of the Progetto Diogene, an international residence programme in Turin, offering workshops and experimental projects in education and self-training. Her research focuses on the relationship between individual and collective space, through urban exploration, modifications to the landscape, the documentation of daily life. Her approach takes form in sculpture, practiced by adopting different methodologies and perspectives of study.

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