CIEC Foundation (International Center for Contemporary Printmaking)
Rúa Castro, 2
Betanzos, A Coruña, Spain
“The jury of the Jesús Nuñez Print Award has chosen Alicia Candiani as winner of this IX edition for her work Diana (Target 1) made with different techniques such as: etching, Chine collé and punching. The work of this Argentine artist was selected, by the “balance of the image that unites the cartographic with the organic, generating a mystery that captivated the jury, exploring concepts related to identity from the point of view of gender as geopolitical. Organized by the Diputación de A Coruña, the prize is granted with 6,500 euros.
Candiani’s work, together with the others 27 selected prints, will be part of the exhibition organized by the Provincial Council. The jury members were: Jesús Nuñez, president of the CIEC foundation; David Barro López, director of the Luis Seoane Foundation; Nuria Blanco, director of the MoretArt gallery in La Coruña; Marta García-Fajardo, director of the Art Collection of the Jove Foundation and the winner of the previous edition, Luis Rosado, being chaired by the A Coruña provincial vice president Mariel Padín”.LA VOZ DE GALICIA newspaper. 25.07.2014
ABOUT THE CIEC FOUNDATION
Since 1997 CIEC Foundation/ International Center for Contemporary Prints is a private foundation created with the aim of promoting visual arts in general and printmaking in particular. It carries out numerous activities and initiatives, among them the Master in Printmaking Program, temporary as well as CIEC’s collection exhibitions, guided and educational visits, workshops for children and attendance at art fairs contributing significantly to the better knowledge and dissemination of printmaking and its artists. In addition, publications, editions, conferences, book presentations, concerts and other events have made the CIEC Foundation a benchmark in the world of contemporary prints. In 2006, both CIEC activities and that artist and president Jesús Núñez has been recognized with the creation of the Jesús Núñez International Print Prize organized by the Government Diputación de A Coruña.