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Cayetano Ferrer, Quarter Scale Grand Entrance, 2012.

2015 Faena Prize for the Arts Awarded to Cayetano Ferrer

The Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina announced today that the Los Angeles-based artist Cayetano Ferrer is the winner of the 2015 Faena Prize for the Arts, which aims to foster artistic experimentation, encourage crossover between disciplines, and promote new explorations of the links between art, technology, and design.

One of the largest art prizes in Latin America, it will award Ferrer $75,000 in total, which includes $25,000 for the artist and a production budget of up to $50,000 for his proposed piece Cinema Architecture, to be presented by the Faena Art Center in October 2015. Unique for its open-call process an award of unrestricted funds to artists, the Faena Prize for the Arts allows artists or groups of artists from anywhere in the world to develop original, site-specific projects in dialogue with the architecture of the Sala Molinos exhibition space at the Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires.

Led by Ximena Caminos, director and chief curator of the Faena Art Center, the jury this year included Caroline Bourgeois, the curator of the François Pinault Foundation; Rita González, curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Katie Sonnenborn, codirector of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine; and Sonia Becce, an independent Argentinean curator. Other artist who were selected by the jury for special mentions this year include Mexican artist Pablo Rasgado and the Argentinean artist Nicolas Gullotta. Each will receive $1,000 in prize winnings.

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