BNL BNP Paribas Group Award 2017


BNL BNP Paribas Group Award 2017
6th Edition

The banking BNL BNP Paribas Group, with its strong role and history as a leading banking group, has demonstrated on various occasions its desire to protect the artistic patrimony of our country and to sustain the development of creative talents. Today, on the occasion of MIA Photo Fair 2017, BNL renews its commitment to the promotion of cultural initiatives with the presentation of the sixth edition of BNL BNP Paribas Group Award. The award, created with the cooperation of the organizers of MIA Photo Fair, is dedicated to photography and videos, represents a new opportunity to confirm the interest of BNL in the development of culture and in the research of contemporary art in Italy.

Winner VI Edition BNL BNP Paribas Group Award

Among the 15 finalists selected by the Scientific Committee of Mia Photo Fair, Claudio Gobbi (born in Ancona, 1971) has won the BNL Prize with the work “Ural Studies” exhibited by WE Gallery of Berlin.

According to the wording of the jury “We have granted the BNL Gruppo BNP Paris award to Claudio Gobbi for the extraordinary visual and knowledge strength of a journey towards the borders of Europe, a journey which is both photographic and descriptive. In a world whereby borders are back to the attention in a sort of negative way, the images of Gobbi seem to us as a magnificent warning, with Italian tradition and at the same time looking towards a horizon of complex language, crossdisciplinari, whose fundamental goal is the public knowledge”.

In addition, this year a special mention of the jury of the BNL Award is given to one photograph of Jee Young Lee (Opium Gallery) for his sophisticated work on the iconic construction and to the video of Brownyn Katz (Officine dell’immagine) for his formidable expressive capability reached at a very young age (she was born in 1993).

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Winner VI Edition BNL BNP Paribas Group Award

Claudio Gobbi URAL STUDIES #1, URAL STUDIES #2,  2011 – 2017, Fotografia digitale, Inkjet pigmento, Archival Di-Bond 2mm, 105 x 72 x 3,5 cm, Courtesy Wegallery


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Winner V Edition BNL BNP Paribas Group Award

Silvia Camporesi, “Planasia #12 (l’archivio)”, 2014 Courtesy MLB Gallery


Winner IV Edition BNL BNP Paribas Group Award

Bruno Cattani, “Memorie”, C-print on Dibond, triptych, ed. 1/3, Courtesy VisionQuesT contemporary photography


Winner IV Edition BNL BNP Paribas Group Award

Massimiliano Gatti, “In Superficie”, 2014, fineart Giclée print inkjet on cotton paper and Dibond,
ed. 5 + 1 AP, Courtesy RBcontemporary


Winner III Edition BNL BNP Paribas Group Award
Luca Gilli, Untitled 2013, digital print on Canson paper, mounted alluminium, ed. 2/5, courtesy Weber & Weber Arte Contemporanea

Luigi Erba

Winner II Edition BNL BNP Paribas Group Award
Luigi Erba – Roberto Bernè, Paesaggio #7, 2013, prod. 2007, analog photography and digital print, ed. 1/5, cm 160 x 90, Courtesy  Paolo Sosio Contemporary

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Winner I Edition BNL BNP Paribas Group Award
Ohad Matalon, Niad, The Small Crate, 2000, C-print, 110 x 165 cm, courtesy Podbielski Contemporary

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