After a first edition dedicated to Senegal, the endowment fund Ellipse Art Projects presents the second version of its prize dedicated to the emergence of art in Côte d’Ivoire. 

This nomadic project of contemporary art that honors each year the imagination of a nation of sub-Saharan Africa or Asia, around a well-defined theme, Ellipse Art Projects plans to disseminate the messages passed by the artists to raise global awareness on the environment that surrounds us.

In a context where the economic and social incongruities do not cease to develop, this price wishes to support the mobility of the artists so that they can share their creations and meet creators resulting from different mediums.

appel-a-candidature-prix-ellipse-1 Call for entries : Ellipse Prize dedicated to artists living in Côte d'Ivoire

It is within this framework that the call for applications was launched, open until May 28, 2022, to promote intercultural exchanges and to be presented in France during the international fair AKAA – Also Known As Africa which will be held from October 20 to 23, 2022. The winner will also benefit from a media campaign and a support.

For its second edition, Ellipse Art Projects has naturally turned to the Ivory Coast, a country that attracts by the richness of its local contemporary art scene.

The ellipse prize is accompanied by an autonomous jury composed of experts of contemporary art, and more particularly of the scene of the Ivory Coast, as Victoria Mann – director and founder of the fair AKAA – Also Known As Africa, Bénédicte Alliot – director of the cité internationale des arts, Gazelle Guirandou – director and co-founder of the Louisimone Guirandou gallery, Isabelle Zongo – collector, director and founder of Original Foundation, Auguste Errol Mimi – art critic and curator and Jems Koko Bi – sculptor and performer, who will choose the finalists.

To consolidate its commitment, Ellipse Art Projects joins partners to increase its capacity of action and to establish a cultural change in France and in its countries of intervention. The partners of this new edition are AKAA, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Cultures Adama Toungara of Abidjan, Original Foundation and the French Institute of Ivory Coast.

Ellipse Art Projects expects to foster exchanges through art, sharing information and wealth, and seeks to add to the building of conscious connections to sustain the present and people into the future by strengthening the discourse between cultures.

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