Brazilian photographers award at the 2014 International Art Biennial in Rome:
1st place- Patricia Borges
2nd place – Patricia Thompson
3rd place – Graziela Gilioli
3rd place – Dulla
3rd place – Valerie Mesquita
4th place – Valdemir Cunha
4th place– Vilson Pallaro
5th place – Amaury Simões
5th place – Joelma Handziuk
6th place – Carlos Alkmin
The 10th International Art Biennial of Rome was held in the Sale del Bramante of the Santa Maria do Povo Church from January 18 to January 27, 2014. The Santa Maria do Povo Church is one of the oldest churches in Rome, displaying magnificent works by Caravaggio such as the Crucifixion of St Peter and St. Paul’s Conversion. The name of the exhibition room references its architect: Donato Bramante. Also, the architectural project of St. Peter’s Cathedral, in the Vatican, was based on his design of the Santa Maria do Povo Church.
The Santa Maria do Povo Church is one of the monuments of the Piazza del Popolo square, whose majestic architecture of indisputable beauty was signed by Giuseppe Valadier, in 1800. The center of the square is marked by an obelisk from the time of Ramsés II, built in his honor, and brought from Egypt by Emperor Augustus.
In the past, the Sale del Bramante was the venue chosen to receive renowned foreign artists such as Picasso, Chagall, Mirò, Salvador Dalì, and Goya. Today, this prestigious room is the site where the International Art Biennial of Rome has been held for the past 20 years. The 2014 Biennial stressed the importance of art as being the first root of emotions and feelings. As pointed out by the Artistic Director of the Biennial, Giuseppe Giannantonio, the Rome Biennial is both an assembly of different cultures and ethnic groups, and also a moment of mutual understanding among the many peoples present, united by the aspiration of freedom and peace.
The 2014 Rome Biennial brought together artists from 40 countries. The Brazilian artists who participated in this 10th International Art Biennieal of Rome were invited by Sergio Valle Duarte (art curator for special projects and for the Biennials of Rome, Florence, and Assis) and by Ms Livia Bucci (CEO of the Spazio Surreale Gallery).
Slideshow Photos © Graziela Gilioli – Italy, Rome, 2014