Portofino Residency 2024

  • Opens
    15 Apr 2024
  • Deadline
    15 May 2024
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    FREE
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Portofino Dry Gin and PhMuseum are inviting Mexican or Mexico based visual artists to offer their interpretation of the Italian Riviera.

Overview

In the past few years, artists-in-residence Alejandro Chaskielberg, Piergiorgio Sorgetti and Martina Giammaria have all contributed with their vision, giving shape to different and personal perspectives of the iconic village of Portofino, Liguria and its surroundings. Solo exhibitions with their residency work have been curated and produced as part of PhMuseum Days International Photography Festival in Bologna. Last year the show was hosted by CONDOMINIO gallery in Milan.

With summertime approaching, PhMuseum and Portofino Dry Gin aim to invite a Mexican or Mexico based photographer to join this legacy. The selected artist will be invited to propose and shoot an editorial project following their own poetics, which will then be exhibited as part of PhMuseum Days 2024. The work shall be related to the festival’s theme CLOSER, an invitation to open up, to share, to observe things more carefully and to consider how contamination, partiality, and subjectivity are intrinsic parts of looking at reality.

Practical Info

Portofino Dry Gin will recognize an artist fee of €1000, cover the travel expenses (up to €2000), the stay in Portofino from 10 to 14 June (worth €2000), shooting expenses (up to €500). PhMuseum will take care of the exhibition curation and cover the production costs (worth €2000). PhMuseum will take care of the exhibition curation and present a work preview at PhMuseum Days on 12-15 September in Bologna, Italy. The work will be eventually exhibited in Mexico towards the end of the year, thanks to the support of the Mexican distributor Coop Spirits.

To send your candidature, simply click on Apply Now and share your basic info, portfolio url and a motivational letter where you can include your project proposal.

The jury is composed by Chris Egger (CMO & Co-founder at Portofino Dry Gin), Martina Giammaria (Italian Photographer and Portofino resident artist), Giuseppe Oliverio (PhMuseum Days Artistic Director) and Camilla Marrese (PhMuseum Visual Editor).

About PhMuseum and Portofino Dry Gin

PhMuseum is a curated platform dedicated to the visual language and its culture. Since 2012 we have been focused to find innovative ways to display photography, engage, educate, and connect. Our mission is to discover, support and promote photographers, working as an innovative talent incubator. Over more than a decade, we have supported more than 100 photographers with €240,000 in cash prizes and another 300 with exhibition, residency and screening opportunities at festivals such as PhEST, Getxophoto, Organ Vida, Cortona OTM, Lagos Photo, Verzasca Foto, JIPFest and our own PhMuseum Days.

Portofino Dry Gin is an artisan liquor company that seeks to spread the effortless beauty and hidden charm of Portofino around the world, one sip at a time. Their liquor features 21 botanicals carefully selected for their intense aromatic properties and handpicked from their botanical sanctuary in the hills of Portofino.

© Martina Giammaria
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© Martina Giammaria

© Piergiorgio Sorgetti
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© Piergiorgio Sorgetti

© Alejandro Chaskielberg
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© Alejandro Chaskielberg

© Piergiorgio Sorgetti
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© Piergiorgio Sorgetti

© Martina Giammaria
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© Martina Giammaria