Comisart is aimed at art curators under 40 years of age, with Spanish or Portuguese nationality or resident in Spain or Portugal, who have previously curated at least three exhibitions. Any curators who already have well-established careers will not be accepted.
The three participants selected will receive a grant of €6,000 and benefit from the resources and advice of ”la Caixa” Foundation exhibitions team.
Comisart is a two-yearly programme involving three exhibition projects based on items from ”la Caixa” Foundation Contemporary Art Collection and the MACBA collections. We are always committed to innovative projects, both in terms of interpretations and reflections and also regarding the creative approach and forms used.
The exhibitions will be included in the annual programming of CaixaForum Barcelona and there is also the possibility of them becoming travelling exhibitions, as well as potential collaborations with other institutions. The exhibitions may also include work by young artists embarking on their careers as a complement to ”la Caixa” Collection, provided these works already exist and do not form part of another institution's collection.
Each project will be developed over a period of four months. During the first month, curators will have access to the Collection and to ”la Caixa” Foundation and MACBA teams in order to define the project, while all the work to prepare the exhibition will be carried out in the following three months.