The Rado Star Prize Switzerland @ Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography 2013 is open to residents of European countries aged 18 years or above. It is a competition that supports innovation and excellence in contemporary photography. The prize for the winner includes: an exhibition at the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography in Switzerland (6th – 29th September 2013), production cost of the winning project up to CHF 10,000, and a one-month artistic work experience placement in China at the end of 2013, including round trip tickets, visa costs and on-site assistance. The selection of the winner will be made by a prestigious panel of jurors comprising high profile names in the field of art and photography.
Dr Simon Baker is Curator of Photography and International Art for Tate Modern in London. Prior to becoming Tate's first curator of photography, he was Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Nottingham, where he taught history of photography, surrealism and contemporary art. He is widely published on these subjects, and has curated various renowned exhibitions. Dr Baker will be heading the jury for Rado Star Prize Switzerland @ Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography 2013.
Mirjam Fischer works as an independent book publisher in art, photography and design in Zurich. Fischer organised the Most Beautiful Swiss Books („Die schönsten Schweizer Bücher”) competition in the Swiss Ministry of Culture from 1998 to 2007. From 2007 to 2012, she held the position as the director of the Edition Patrick Frey publication house.
Gerardo Mosquera is an independent art critic, curator, historian and writer based in Havana and Madrid, advisor to the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Art in General, New York. He was a co-founder of the Havana Biennial, Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and is the Artistic Director of PHotoEspaña in Madrid. Author of numerous texts and books on contemporary art and art theory, he is a member of the advisory board of several art journals and received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1990.
Hélène Joye-Cagnard, Co-Director of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography and independent curator; as well as Philippe Walther, Brand Manager of Rado Swiss Market will also be part of the jury with consultation roles.
Participation terms and conditions: www.radostarprize.ch