FIRST EXHIBITION AWARD: RETURN FLIGHT TICKET BY NEREA UBIETO
The first CPR Exhibition Award supported the work of Nerea Ubieto (Spain), a participating curator in CPR 2015: Eastern and Northern Europe. Ubieto’s exhibition, Return Flight Ticket, took place in July 2017 at Max Estrella Gallery in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition, selected by honorary juror Rirkrit Tiravanija, highlighted artists from CPR 2015: Eastern and Northern Europe, including Jaan Toomik (Estonia), Flo Kasearu (Estonia), Nestori Syrjälä (Finland), and Anna Estarriola (Finland).
The four artists were invited to participate in a micro-residence on an airplane during the Helsinki-Madrid route and vice versa. The objective was to get to know each other, to mix and to generate a common work that acted as final element of the exhibition in which they also participated with individual works. Return Flight Ticket was supported by Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Institution Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Max Estrella Gallery, Step Beyond Travel Grant, Ambar Beer, and the Curatorial Program for Research.
ABOUT CPR EXHIBITION AWARD
Following the Core Program, all participants are asked to submit proposals for a curatorial project in his or her home city. CPR will grant to one curator a production award of up to USD 10,000. The exhibition should highlight themes/and or artists culled from the participant’s given itinerary, and should take place in his/her city of origin. Curators will be responsible for securing their own exhibition spaces, and exhibitions must open within 24 months of the accepted submission.
Each year, CPR will produce a catalogue that features the selected Exhibitions, CPR Film Festivals, as well as details about the Core Programs, which may include participant profiles and other proposed exhibitions, local hosts, and program highlights.