Since its first edition, LOOP Fair has established the LOOP Awards in order to distinguish the most outstanding works that are exhibited as well as the most remarkable gallery proposal from each edition.

The awards given are selected by an international jury of experts. The work is then acquired by Screen Projects / LOOP and lent to MACBA’s Foundation – Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. Throughout the nine edition of this fair exclusively devoted to video art, acclaimed personalities such as Bartomeu Marí (MACBA), Mark Nash (Documenta 11), Manolo Borja-Villel (MNCARS – Museum Reina Sofia), Christine van Assche (Centre Georges-Pompidou) or Barbara London (MoMA) have contributed in selecting the awarded pieces.

In the upcoming edition, 2 prizes are awarded:

_ CATALONIA HOTELS AWARD, to the best work selected by the jury. The piece is then adquired by Screen Projects/LOOP and lent to MACBA’s Foundation.

_ LOOP AWARD, to the best gallery proposal selected by the jury.  The gallery is awarded with a free participation at LOOP Fair’s next edition.



See the touring program of LOOP Awards

 

 

AWARDS HISTORY

LOOP 2013 AWARDS

Jury composed by Bartomeu Marí (director, MACBA), Mark Nash (independent curator, UK), Valentijn Byvanck, (director of  Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht) and Dirk Snauwaert  (director of  Wiels,Centre d’art contemporain, Bruxelles).

Hoteles Catalonia Awards
Carlos Motta, Nefandus. Represented by Galeria Filomena Soares (Lisbon).

Screen Projects – LOOP Awards
Heather Philippson, immediately and for a short time balloons weapons too-tight clothing worries of all kinds. Represented by Rowing (London)

 

LOOP 2012 AWARDS

Jury composed by Bartomeu Marí (director, MACBA) and Mark Nash (independent curator, UK)

Hoteles Catalonia Awards
REICHRICHTER, Zurich. Represented by Galerie Conrads (Düsseldorf).

Screen Projects – LOOP Awards
Anja Kirschner and David Panos, He doesn’t know you don’t love him. Represented by Hollybush Gardens (London)

Epson Awards

Julien Crépieux, Re: Windows Blow Up. Represented by Galerie Jérôme Poggi (Paris)

 

LOOP 2011 AWARDS

Jury composed by Bartomeu Marí (director, MACBA) and Mark Nash (independent curator, UK)

Hoteles Catalonia Awards
Uriel Orlow, Holy Precursor. Represented by Campagne Première (Berlin).

Screen Projects – LOOP Awards
Bouchra Khalili, The Mapping Journey Project. Represented by galerieofmarseille (Marseilles)

Epson Awards

Anna Baumgart, Fresh Cherries. Represented by LOKAL_30 (Varsovia)

 

LOOP 2010 AWARDS

Jury composed by Bartomeu Marí (director, MACBA)

Hoteles Catalonia Awards
Aurélien Froment, L’adaptation Manifeste. Represented by Motive Gallery (Amsterdam)

Screen Projects – LOOP Awards

Julika Rudelius, Dressage. Represented by Galerie Reinhard Hauff (Stuttgart).

Epson Awards

Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Wave Horizon. Represented by Martine Aboucaya (Paris)

 

LOOP 2009 AWARDS

Jury composed by Bartomeu Mari (director, MACBA), Chus Martinez (curator, MACBA), Magda Gonzalez Mora (independent curator, Canada and Cuba) and Paul Young (independent curator, Los Angeles)

Hoteles Catalonia Awards
Gary Hill, Commentary. Represented by Poligrafa (Barcelona)

Screen Projects – LOOP Awards
Michael Joaquin Grey, Perpetual ZOOZ. Represented by Bitforms (NY)

Epson Awards

Knut Klassen & Stephan Panhans, Liv. Represented by Galería Olaf Stüber (Berlin)

 

LOOP 2008 AWARDS

Jury composed by Ainhoa Grandes (director, Fundación MACBA), Bartomeu Mari (director, MACBA), Barbara London (curator, MOMA, NY) and Mark Nash (independent curator, UK)

Hoteles Catalonia Awards
Mark Raidpere, Majestuoso Mistico. Represented by Art Agents Gallery (Hamburg)

Screen Projects – LOOP Awards
Daniel Blauflux, The Daily Practice. Represented by Vera Cortes Gallery (Lisbon)

 

LOOP 2007 AWARDS

Jury composed by Manuel Borja-Ville (director, MACBA), Barbara London (curator, MOMA, NY) and Mark Nash (independent curator, UK)

Hoteles Catalonia Awards
Carlos Garaicoa,  Yo no quiero ver más a mis vecinos. Represented by Galeria La Habana (Cuba)

Screen Projects – LOOP Awards
Wang-Ya-Hui, Sunshine on Tranquility. Represented by Galeria Grand Siècle (Taipei)

Epson Awards
Kota Ezawa, Two Stolen honeymoons are better than one. Represented by Gandy (Bratislava)

 

LOOP 2006 AWARDS

Jury composed by Manuel Borja-Villel (director, MACBA), Mark Nash (independent curator, UK) and Christine Van Assche ( conservadora Centro Pompidou)

LOOP Acquisition Award

Frank Hesse, Florence: From St.Croce to the Institute of Art History. Represented by  Art Agents

Screen Projects – LOOP Awards
Tania Mouraud, Prime Time. Represented by Galerie Dominique Fiat (Paris)

 

LOOP 2005 AWARDS

Jury composed by Manuel Borja-Villel (director, MACBA) and Mark Nash (independent curator, UK)

LOOP Acquisition Award
Pavlina Fichta Cierna, Juvenile David R. Represented by Gandy Gallery (Bratislava)

Screen Projects – LOOP Awards

J.Allora & G.Calzadilla. Amphibious. Represented by Chantal Crousel (Paris)

 

LOOP 2004 AWARDS

Jury composed by Manuel Borja-Villel (director, MACBA) and Utah Bauer (critic and curator, Germany)

LOOP Acquisition Award
Astrid Nippoldt, Heroic Turn. Represented by Olaf Stüber

Screen Projects – LOOP Awards
Catharina van Eetvelde, Cruise, a Sluice Project. Represented by Tanit (Munich)

 

LOOP 2003 AWARDS

Jury composed by Manuel Borja-Villel (director, MACBA) and Nuria Enguita (head of exhibitions, Fundació Tàpies)

LOOP Acquisition Award

Urs Lüthi, Run for your life…Continuation. Represented by GaleríaArtbug-Dieda (Bassano Del Grappa)