Intersection Vol.1
A Photo Exhibition Prize
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A solo exhibition at Fonderia 20.9

Including travel and accommodation to Verona and promotion on PHmuseum

  • Deadline

    December 15

  • Shortlist announcement



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General Info

Intersection - PHmuseum Exhibition Prize is the new proposal of PHmuseum aimed at giving visibility to authors while developing new connections between them and artistic institutions.

For this first edition, we will work in close collaboration with Fonderia 20.9, a dynamic Italian photography organization. Our respective teams will work together to select a project to exhibit in their gallery in Verona, Italy, in June 2021. A budget of 1000 euro will cover the production, curatorial, and travel expenses, while accommodation and food will be provided during your stay in Verona.

To apply, we invite you to submit one or more projects dealing with a specific theme, narrative, or concept. You can submit your first entry for free, while a £20 fee will be necessary for the following submissions. The final deadline is set for 15 December 2020 while the selected project will be announced in February 2021.

Our grants program is the main channel through which we discover new projects and generate connections. We hope that this initiative will represent another opportunity to share your work with an international audience, collaborate with our teams to present your project while developing new strategies of promotion, and make a relevant personal experience.

© Fonderia 20.9 Fonderia 20.9

I have a few years-long relationships with Fonderia 20.9. We collaborated on various platforms, from exhibiting and curating to visual education. Coming back there is like coming back home where I know that a fully dedicated gallery crew will do their best for art to be taken care of. You can’t be in arts if you don’t have passion for it. Fonderia 20.9 is the place that certainly has it. Rafał Milach, Visual Activist, Photographer, Curator, and Educator


A Solo Exhibition at Fonderia 20.9 /

A jury composed by Argentinian photographer Mariela Sancari, Fonderia 20.9 Co-Founders Chiara Bandino and Francesco Biasi, PHmuseum Director Giuseppe Oliverio and Curator Rocco Venezia will select a project to be exhibited in Verona, Italy in June 2021. Fonderia 20.9 will provide a budget of €1000 to cover exhibition and travel expenses. Additionally, PHmuseum will offer up to €500 if the prize recipient resides outside of EU. Food and accommodation will be further provided by Fonderia 20.9.


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© Fonderia 20.9 Fonderia 20.9

I have been invited to curate a few exhibitions at Fonderia and I found courtesy, exchange and professionalism, both in the project development and production phases. The gallery space is beautiful and well-kept and the possibility to follow the printing and assembly internally is a rare advantage! Fiorenza Pinna, Book-designer and Curator

About Fonderia 20.9

Launched in 2015 in Verona, Italy, Fonderia 20.9 is an artist-run space dealing with contemporary photography co-founded by Chiara Bandino, Francesco Biasi and Emanuele Brutti.

Fonderia 20.9 complements the exhibitions of emerging and established artists with site-specific projects where people with an interest in visual arts can gather and share ideas. Its spaces in downtown Verona, featuring also a selected art library, a projection room and fine-art printing facilities. In the 5 years of its life, the gallery has hosted 22 exhibitions showcasing artists such as Carlotta Cardana, Piergiorgio Casotti, Giulia Bianchi, Mattia Balsamini, Rafal Milach, Mariela Sancari, Giulia Flavia Baczynski, Bianca Salvo, Achille Filipponi, Massimiliano Trezza, Cesare Ballardini, Olga Bushkova, Helene Bellenger and Massimo Mastrorillo.

Fonderia 20.9 has collaborated with various festivals, galleries and museums such as Cortona On The Move, SI Fest, Fotoforum, Museo del Paesaggio Verbania, Landscape Stories, T14 Contemporary, DOOR, Spazio 1929, Le Bleu du Ciel-Centre de photographie contemporaine, Gallerie Intervalle, LeBoudoir. Fonderia 20.9 is also part of the curatorial board of SÅM, a cultural project in collaboration with the “Film Festival Della Lessinia”, which includes talks, exhibitions and a residency program for artists.

© Fonderia 20.9 Fonderia 20.9

I was fortunate to have my first solo exhibition at Fonderia. It was the first show after the summer 2020 lockdown. Due to travel restrictions, I had to stay in Zurich, yet it was extremely easy to work and plan remotely with Francesco and Chiara. I had 100% trust in them and their team and I knew that all the aspects were managed in the best possible way. The process was very direct and transparent. Olga Bushkova, Visual Artist


Earlybird Deadline

January 28

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