The winning works in this year's 62nd edition of the Faenza Prize International Biennial of Contemporary Ceramic Art, one of the most important events in the world in contemporary ceramic art, have been announced. While Yves Malfliet received the over 35 award, Wei Bao received the under 35 award.
The International Competition “Faenza Prize” is one of the most important competitions in the world in the field of contemporary ceramic art. Established for the first time in 1938 as a national event, it was extended to the international context in 1963. Arranged annually, except in the years of the Second World War, it has become biennial since 1989. Organized by MIC Faenza (Faenza International Ceramics Museum) the event has welcomed thousands of Italian and foreign artists.
The "Eclectic heaven on earth" by Yves Malfliet "Courtyard Twilight Series IV" by Wei Bao
The Jury composed of the director of MIC Faenza, Claudia Casali; Judith Schwartz, president of the Museum of Ceramic Art-NY; Ranti Tjan, director of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague; Tomohiro Daicho, senior curator of MOMAK in Kyoto. Among the seventy works deemed worthy of exhibition, the jury selected one each work in two categories: Over the age of 35 and under the age of 35. The "Eclectic heaven on earth" installation by Belgian artist Yves Malfliet, over 35, and the "Courtyard Twilight Series IV" work by the Chinese artist Wei Bao, under 35, were deemed worthy of the award. Both winning artists reflect through clay on the relationship between man, society, nature and the environment.