Cañada Blanch 2019 Award

Awarded work

The artist Greta Alfaro with the work titled European Dark Room #4 from the Rosa Santos gallery is elected Premi Col-lecció Cañada Blanch 2019.

Theme of the exhibition

Tempus quietare is the name of this year’s exhibition. It proposes a reflection on the temporality and timelessness of art: the importance of its perception and the serenity of its contemplation. It is a veiled criticism of the digital era and of multitasking whose most direct consequence is “intellectual wandering” and “hyper-exciting digitalization” with the creation of ”absent, fleeting and glare-free” spectators.


The jury for this edition was made up of Lorena del Corral (art critic), Luisa Espino (art critic), Juan Viña (president of the Cañada Blanch Foundation), Paula Sánchez (director of the Cañada Blanch Foundation), Manel Costa, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cañada Blanch Foundation and an art collector, and Norberto Piqueras (head of exhibitions at the University of Valencia’s La Nau Cultural Centre).

Participating galleries

18 galleries in the Valencian Community: Galeria Thema, La Mercería, Plastic Murs, Aural Galería, Galeria Vangar, Espai Tàctel, Galería Alba Cabrera, Espaivisor, Shiras Galería, Luis Adelantado, The Blink Project, SET Espai d’Art, Galería Punto, Canem Galería, Rosa Santos, Galería Cuatro, ISABEL BILBAO Galería de Arte and Galeria Benlliure

Curated by

Ricard Silvestre, Professor of the Department of Didactics of Musical, Artistic and Corporal Expression at the University of Valencia.

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