The LOOP Fair Award honors the work "How Was History Wounded?" in which Taiwanese artists Wang Jun-Jieh and Cheang Shu Lea analyze the media coverage of the wave of protests and the Tiananmen massacre in 1989. The jury highlighted that the video, which investigates the politics of the image and the image of politics, "focuses on issues such as democracy and media control, putting the spotlight on the treatment of information with the aim of covering up a situation of political repression". This prize is awarded to the Chi-Wen Gallery of Taipei, which will be invited to participate in the next edition of the LOOP Fair.
The LOOP Fair Acquisition Award goes to Shadi Habib Allah, a Palestinian artist based in the United States, for his work "M1", presented by the Rodeo Gallery, based in London and Piraeus. "Through an inter-species gaze, the video proposes a reflection on the value of nature and the possibility of the absence of hierarchies," says the jury, which also praised "the singular use of sound, as well as the porous texture and the interweaving of images and the use of found footage."
For the best gallery proposal, which awards the gallery with participation to the next LOOP Fair edition.
A yearly joint co-production award of a video-based project promoted by the Territorial Centres of the Public System of the Visual Arts Equipments of Catalonia, Arts Santa Mònica, the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, LOOP and other international partners.
The LOOP Discover Award has been created with the aim to support and recognize the recent production of videos and films by international artists through a free open call to the artistic community.
CIFRA Award celebrates innovative art and originality in artistic expression, pushing the boundaries of video distribution technologies. The jury is formed by Olga Shishko (CIFRA Art Department, MediaArt Lab Director), Carlos Durán (LOOP Director) and Paolo Rosso (Cinema Galleggiante in Giudecca, Founder). The Award is promoted by the CIFRA platform for media art.