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from 24 NOV 2016 to 12 FEB 2017
The NOVO BANCO REVELATION award is an initiative of the NOVO BANCO in partnership with the Serralves Foundation that has already distinguished 39 artists. It aims to encourage artistic creation and production by talented young Portuguese artists, based on a logic of dissemination, launch and support of all artists who use photography as an artistic medium.

The renewed format of the NOVO BANCO Revelation award includes an international jury. In the first stage it is responsible for selecting four projects from all the applications received. In the second stage the jury will choose the competition’s main winner from the four shortlisted projects.

The winner of the 2016 edition is Andreia Santana (Lisbon, 1991), who will present her work "Leaves of Absence" in a solo exhibition at the Serralves Museum. The jury president this year was João Ribas (Deputy Director and Senior Curator of Serralves Museum) and the other jury members were Alice Motard (Chief Curator of the CAPC - Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux); Émilie Villez (Director of the Kadist Foundation, Paris); Luca Lo Pinto (curator of the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna); Ricardo Nicolau (assistant director of Serralves Museum) and Filipa Loureiro (curator of Serralves Museum). The jury highlighted the important role that the organisation of an exhibition at Serralves Museum may play in Andreia Santana's artistic career. Dialogue with the Museum’s curators and access to professional conditions of production and communication should bring new concerns and aesthetic positions to her work.

The project that Andreia Santana presented to the jury testifies to artists' current interests in techniques and resources that are gradually dying out. Based on images taken in Portuguese factories that manufacture instruments used in the field of archaeology, Andreia Santana establishes a relationship between modes of production that are considered anachronistic and a social science (archaeology) which will inevitably analyse these modes of production in the near future.

To accompany the Prize a catalogue was recently published that presents the work of the four finalists. In addition to images documenting the projects, the catalogue includes interviews with the artists conducted by Ricardo Nicolau, assistant director of Serralves Museum and member of the jury of the NOVO BANCO REVELATION 2016 award.

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