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SIILK GALLERY are pleased to announce the first edition of our photography award, with a cash prize, online feature / artist interview, culminating with a 2 week solo show at our gallery in Athens, Greece. The SIILK Gallery Photography Award is available to photographers and photo based artists around the world working in all methods, genres, and styles. We are looking to support photographers whose work is quality, progressive, and contemporary. We promote originality, free expression, and are against banality and the commercialization of human creativity.
1st place: Solo Exhibition at Siilk Gallery, Cash Prize towards flights and printing costs, Online Feature/ Interview
Runner up: Inclusion in a group show at our gallery in Athens & Online Feature / Interview
Finalists 3-5: Finalists will be offered an online feature / interview
A jury of industry professionals from various backgrounds will select and vote on the prize winners.
Info about the gallery:
SIILK is situated in the Exarchia / Neapoli area of Athens, Greece. The center of art and culture in Athens, it has a thriving arts scene and community. Exarchia has an edgy alternative vibe, its streets decorated with politically charged murals and lined with anarchist bookshops and stores selling rare vinyl and vintage antiques. Bars and clubs host live music, including rembetika, jazz and punk acts. For night life and the arts, entertainment and contemporary culture it is the place to be in Athens, Greece. Neapoli is the more affluent, hipster and young professionals place of choice in the city, and our gallery is located right between these two areas.
Solo exhibition at our gallery space in Athens, Greece in December 2020
Private view, press viewings and other publicity organised by SIILK
Design and printing of invitations, mail out and social media invites
Photography of work for catalogue, website, press and online store
Featured work & artist information on www.siilkgallery.com and social media
After checkout for the SIILK Competition you will be redirected to the media page where you can add you Bio, contact information and 3 selected works to send to the panel. Please attach the images in JPEG format. If you have any queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition is open to all living artists, with no limitations on age, location or experience.
The entry fee is €15 for up to 3 images. Submission fees are nonrefundable and go towards the administrative costs of allocating the awards.
Entry Deadline: Sep 30th, 2020.
Artists Notified: 2-3 Weeks after images submitted.
Artists must maintain all copyrights to submitted work. SIILK declines any responsibility to copyright infringement.
Daniel Peace: Daniel Peace is a photographer, curator, and the founder of SIILK gallery from Newcastle, UK.
His debut exhibitions took place at Hoxton Gallery (UK) and the Royal academy of Art (UK). Since 2015, he has exhibited in and curated throughout North America and Europe.
He has photographed designers at Berlin, Paris, and Mexico City Fashion Week, as well as shooting editorials and lookbooks for designers around the globe. His work has been featured in Féroce, Notion, Noctis, Dazed, i-D, Kaltblut, Autré, Vice, Spindle, Crom, Vogue Britain, and many more.
After living in London, Berlin, and Mexico City, he moved to Athens, Greece in 2019 to open SIILK gallery, with the aim of promoting visual artists who are under-represented within the traditional system.
Giselle Fryatt: Born in the United States, Giselle Fryatt is an award winning creative producer, curator, and art advisor at SIILK Gallery.
Having curated exhibitions and art fairs in the USA, UK, France, Germany, and Luxembourg, she has collaborated with artists, independent, galleries, and cultural institutions across Europe and the United States.
With a focus on collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches, her work has been featured at festivals, galleries, and pop-up spaces around the world. She seeks to support creative practitioners whose work contributes to a critical cultural and societal discourse.
She currently lives between the USA and UK.