INTERNATIONAL
ART CONTEST
III EDITION

Call for artists

DEADLINE 30.06.2022

drawing. illustration. painting. digital art. photography. comics. collage. mixed techniques

DARE TO MEND

III EDITION THEME

What shapes, colours and images would you use to mend the fabric of the world?

DARE TO MEND

III EDITION THEME

Modern day events are bringing a lot of confusion and disorientation to our communities.

To deal with such complexity what we probably need is to “dare to mend”: urging ourselves to question our present and defining our place as humans between the actual reality and the desired one.

Marie Marzloff

Promoted by the CESIE, Art and Act is an art competition inspired by the ideas of Marie Marzloff (02/11/1980-13/02/2018).

The contest pays tribute to Marie’s memory. It aims to continue even further on her path by trying to use her passion to bring her ideas to life: relying on the universal language of art to promote intercultural dialogue so that it becomes a means of communication and education.

SELECTION CRITERIA

coincidence with the proposed theme and related challenges

creativity and originality

ability to stimulate imagination and critical thinking

visual impact

AWARDS

The winning works will be announced not later than 15th of October 2022 and can be used as a part of the communication campaign of the CESIE center of studies and initiatives. The awards to be assigned:

Art and Act AWARD - Marie Marzloff

€ 1000

Award for Outstanding Artivism potential

€ 500

YOUTH AWARD

A special youth award will be introduced for artists under the age of 21

jury

Aurélie Andrès

Aurélie Andrès

Aurélie Andrès is a multidisciplinary French artist with immense curiosity.

Cécile Stola

Cécile Stola

Co-founder and co-director of the French association Élan Interculturel.

Daniela Balsamo

Daniela Balsamo

One of the most outstanding personalities of the Italian contemporary art scene, a prismatic Palermitan artist Daniela Balsamo...

Hilal Can

Hilal Can

Hilal Can is an artist based in Istanbul. Her first solo exhibition was supported and hosted at Unesco National Gallery in Vilnius.

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Designer, muralist and illustrator her work is a reflection of her travels with a communicative “joie de vivre”.

After her training in design and fashion, where she learned embroidery, weaving, printing and dyeing techniques, she began her career with Swildens and Leon & Harper as a textile designer. It is after returning from long stays in New York and India, that she opened her art studio and worked with brands such as Louise Misha, Majestic Filature, Pimkie, Idano, Habitat or Made.com . 

In March 2018, during a crossing of Morocco, Aurélie discovered pigments in the city of Chefchaouen, in the north-west of the country. She bought ten kilos (a bit much), with which she painted the facade of a school in the middle of the desert. Alongside the local children with illuminated faces, it immediately clicked: this new experience marked the beginning of great associative adventure. 

On walls in Morocco, Colombia, USA, or France, she now asserts her colorful and pop style, leading projects increasingly oriented towards sharing.

Offering to bring colorful ideas, leaving landscapes more lively and interiors further illuminated, then when she arrived. Continuously searching to mix art and experiences in order to lift hearts and give back.

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One of her great passions is the creation of tools that value cultural diversity and collaboration between people who carry different cultural codes. Her favourite ingredients to achieve this are: positive psychology, neurosciences and art.

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…creates the most dreamlike images on canvas catching the brief moment of time depicting dusty drapes, ornate teacups and vintage photos.

With a broad circle of interests starting from fashion and design (studies finished at the Polimoda Fashion School in Florence and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York where she has mastered fashion illustration techniques), between theatrical and cinematographic costume and set design (including her brilliant collaboration with world-famous directors like Peter Greenaway and Bob Wilson) and editorial illustration, Daniela Balsamo is a truly outstanding creator of the contemporary Italian art scene.

From 2008, her artistic research intensifies: at this phase emerges a particular collage technique, as an attempt to push oneself to go on a deeper level of interpreting an artwork. To create such collages, Balsamo puts together documents, diaries and images on large size boards. When the experimental part with paper materials is done, she enriches the work with oil paintings, generating new ways of understanding what pure painting is.

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While she mainly works on painting practice with the idea that there is a healing need for all kinds of expression forms to come out of the body, her practices expand to ceramic, photography, illustration, site specific projects, sound and live visual performances.

Aurélie Andrès

Aurélie Andrès

Aurélie Andrès is a multidisciplinary French artist with immense curiosity.

More

Designer, muralist and illustrator her work is a reflection of her travels with a communicative “joie de vivre”.

After her training in design and fashion, where she learned embroidery, weaving, printing and dyeing techniques, she began her career with Swildens and Leon & Harper as a textile designer. It is after returning from long stays in New York and India, that she opened her art studio and worked with brands such as Louise Misha, Majestic Filature, Pimkie, Idano, Habitat or Made.com . 

In March 2018, during a crossing of Morocco, Aurélie discovered pigments in the city of Chefchaouen, in the north-west of the country. She bought ten kilos (a bit much), with which she painted the facade of a school in the middle of the desert. Alongside the local children with illuminated faces, it immediately clicked: this new experience marked the beginning of great associative adventure. 

On walls in Morocco, Colombia, USA, or France, she now asserts her colorful and pop style, leading projects increasingly oriented towards sharing.

Offering to bring colorful ideas, leaving landscapes more lively and interiors further illuminated, then when she arrived. Continuously searching to mix art and experiences in order to lift hearts and give back.

Cécile Stola

Cécile Stola

Co-founder and co-director of the French association Élan Interculturel.

More

One of her great passions is the creation of tools that value cultural diversity and collaboration between people who carry different cultural codes. Her favourite ingredients to achieve this are: positive psychology, neurosciences and art.

Daniela Balsamo

Daniela Balsamo

One of the most outstanding personalities of the Italian contemporary art scene, a prismatic Palermitan artist Daniela Balsamo...

More

…creates the most dreamlike images on canvas catching the brief moment of time depicting dusty drapes, ornate teacups and vintage photos.

With a broad circle of interests starting from fashion and design (studies finished at the Polimoda Fashion School in Florence and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York where she has mastered fashion illustration techniques), between theatrical and cinematographic costume and set design (including her brilliant collaboration with world-famous directors like Peter Greenaway and Bob Wilson) and editorial illustration, Daniela Balsamo is a truly outstanding creator of the contemporary Italian art scene.

From 2008, her artistic research intensifies: at this phase emerges a particular collage technique, as an attempt to push oneself to go on a deeper level of interpreting an artwork. To create such collages, Balsamo puts together documents, diaries and images on large size boards. When the experimental part with paper materials is done, she enriches the work with oil paintings, generating new ways of understanding what pure painting is.

Hilal Can

Hilal Can

Hilal Can is an artist based in Istanbul. Her first solo exhibition was supported and hosted at Unesco National Gallery in Vilnius.

More

While she mainly works on painting practice with the idea that there is a healing need for all kinds of expression forms to come out of the body, her practices expand to ceramic, photography, illustration, site specific projects, sound and live visual performances.

Honorary Members

Lou Marzloff
Giovanni Lo Biundo

President of the Jury

Vito La Fata, President of CESIE

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