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Winners and finalists are announced

Our congratulations to the winners of the Open Call – artist from Japan Sho Hasegawa and German architect Gustav Dusing. They are invited to join a group of distinguished artists, scientists and visionaries on an expedition to the Southern Continent in March 2017 and realize their artworks.

The names of the 15 finalists who are invited to exhibit their artwork at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art 2017 are: Bridget Steed (UK); Andreas Lutz (Germany), Stephanie Roland (Belgium), Kim Sheppard (Canada), Jacob Harper (USA), Stefan Laxness (Iceland), Jasmin Blasco (France), Winston Chmielinski (USA), Tom Blake (Australia), Matilde Solbiati (Italy), Louise Oates (UK), Meadhbh O’Connor (Ireland), Valentine Siboni (France), Sybren Renema (Netherlands), Ariel Spadari (Brazil).

The winners and finalists were selected from a pool of over 500 applications, from 59 countries, by an independent jury comprising the Commissioner of the Antarctic Biennale, Alexander Ponomarev, and members of the Artistic Advisory Board – Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Hani Rashid, Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi and Nadim Samman.

The most active applicant countries were the USA (72 applications), UK (45 applications) and Russia (38 applications). The top 10 active participating countries also included France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, Turkey and Mexico.