in collaboration with

Simone Barberis, Fragile, 2013
Giulio Cassanelli, Black Apples, 2021
Arnaldo Dal Bosco, Unseen_food, 2017/2022
Alessia De Montis, Crocemobile, 2008
Margherita Del Piano, Cose Buone dal Mondo, 2019/2022
Mario Ermoli, ANALOG NATURE, 2019/2022
Silvia Gaffurini, Tele d’ombra. L’illusione di un inserto d’arte, 2020
Giacomo Giannini, DOMESTICHE, 1995
Luca Gilli, Menù del giorno, 2010/2012
Malena Mazza, Convivio, 2007
Rohn Meijer, Food-Mouth-Hands, 2014
Ryan Mendoza, Lara with pudding, 2021
Maurizio Montagna, Corruzioni, 2017-2021
Romana Zambon, Reversible head with junk food, 2017
Patrizia Zelano, Simulacre food, 2008 e 2009
Ziqian Liu, Ritual at the dinner table, 2021


We are pleased to announce the selection of the winners of the prize MIA Fair 2022 – IRINOX SAVE THE FOOD I Edition dedicated to the theme of food and its declinations, curated by Claudio Composti, independent curator and Art director of mc2gallery.

The works of the finalists will be exhibited during the XI edition of MIA Fair, which will take place from April 27 (opening by invitation only) to Sunday, May 1, 2022 at SUPERSTUDIO MAXI in Via Moncucco 35, Milan.

Here the finalists:

    • Barberis Simone
    • Cassanelli Giulio
    • Dal Bosco Arnaldo
    • Del Piano Margherita
    • De Montis Alessia
    • Ermoli Mario
    • Gaffurini Silvia
    • Giannini Giacomo
    • Gilli Luca
    • Mazza Malena
    • Meyer Rohn
    • Mendoza Ryan
    • Montagna Maurizio
    • Zambon Romana
    • Zelano Patrizia
    • Ziquian Liu

The Final Jury composed by: Katia Da Ros, (entrepreneur and Vice President of Irinox S.p.A., Conegliano (TV), Carlo Sala (curator and art critic) and Enrico Stefanelli (Director of PhotoLux Festival, Lucca) selected the three winning artists and the winning artist of the IRINOX purchase award:

  • Malena Mazza, winner of the purchase Award
  • Margherita Del Piano
  • Maurizio Montagna

Thanks to the partnership with Fiere di Parma, the exhibition will be also hosted at the Complesso Monastico San Paolo in Parma in conjunction with CIBUS, the international Made in Italy food fair, from May 3 to June 5, 2022.  The exhibition will be organized under the patronage of the City of Parma and will be curated by Claudio Composti.

The title of the exhibition will be ART SAVE THE FOOD.

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For images dedicated to the theme of food

MIA Fair is pleased to announce the first edition of the IRINOX SAVE THE FOOD Award curated by Claudio Composti, co-founder and art director of mc2gallery and independent curator. The award is addressed to artists’ projects with no age or nationality limits, who have a relationship with the theme of food in all its different forms.

10 participating artists will be selected and will have the possibility to exhibit, free of charge, in a show curated by Claudio Composti during the 11th edition of MIA Fair (27th April till 1st May 2022), which will take place in SUPERSTUDIO MAXI in via Moncucco 35, Milan, in a specially dedicated space for the award. 

The award is supported by Irinox, S.p.A., leader in the production of rapid blast chillers and high quality conservation systems for professional and domestic sectors and electric switchboards in inox steel.

Among the 10 artists, a winner will also be selected for an acquisition award of the gross value of euro 2.000 and the artwork acquired will become part of the Irinox Collection.



The Award aims to promote artists that, through the use of image in all of its forms have dealt with the theme of food. Food has always been present in human heritage, not only as a necessity, but also as a carrier of strong symbolisms and important socio-anthropological implications. Co-living, in all its forms, is the basis of human relationships. From cinema to theatre to literature, the theme of food has always interested artists who have told its story from different points of view, interpreting its meanings which today, more than ever, become even stronger as a social and economic issue linked to sustainability.

With its first edition, the IRINOX SAVE THE FOOD award intends to promote the mission and the values of the company from Treviso, leader in the sector of rapid blast chillers for both domestic and professional environments.

IRINOX has always been alert to problems of environmental sustainability, with the aim of spreading as much as possible the culture of cold conservation, in order to completely eliminate food waste, time wasting, energy wasting and to maintain the properties of food.


In order to be admitted to the selection of the Works, the Artists will have to send by email not later than March 20th, 2022 the following documents requested in the Award Notice.

Download the Registration Form Bando IRINOX eng2202

There is an EARLY BIRD participation fee for those who enroll by February 28th, 2022 of 60 € + VAT (22%, if applicable) = € 73.20.

The registration fee for those who enroll after February 28 is 90 € + VAT (22%, if applicable) = € 109.80

The registration fee allows you to submit, to the selection committee, the Registration Form with your curriculum, the description of the project and the portfolio of works, to participate in the selections.

The Jury will be composed of:

  • Fabio Castelli, creator and director of MIA Fair
  • Claudio Composti, art director of mc2gallery and independent curator
  • Carlo Sala curator and art critic
  • Enrico Stefanelli Director of PhotoLux Festival, Lucca
  • Katia Da Ros, entrepreneur and Vice President of Irinox S.p.A., Conegliano (TV)

The response of the Jury’s selection will be communicated by March 31st, 2022.

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