The Contemporary Portrait

Application form

Artists specialised in figurative artwork, working in any material (paper, sculpture, painting, photography)  are encouraged to submit their work for consideration for the upcoming publication ” The Contemporary Portrait”.  

The hard-cover publication will be made available to professionals, collectors, institutions and art-lovers during the 57th Biennale in Venice. 

Each artists may select up to 3 double)pages of or their work. A curatorial text based on their artist-statement is translated into two  languages (English, German or Italian).  The book is published in on non-gloss art paper, hard cover with a dust-jacket.

Since Arte Ponte is an NGO, our intention is to make the book predominantly complimentary for selected, key individuals.

Artists will be requested to contribute to the production costs by paying a fee. The fees cover the writers, graphic designers, translators, administration and sales staff and the production costs plus air freight to Venice.  Included are two complimentary copies of the book which will be shipped to the artist, including postage costs.

Deadline submission is 25th May. Details are in the application form here.