Premio Combat Prize Exhibition - the 80 finalists

Federico Falleni, Thank You Mr Egg! Finalist in the Premio Combat Prize 2014 Federico Falleni, Thank You Mr Egg! Finalist in the Premio Combat Prize 2014 The 80 finalists from the four different categories in the Premio Combat contemporary art competition can be viewed at this exhibition which will be inaugurated on Saturday 21st June and run til 5th July 2014 in three different locations: Villa Mimbelli, the Granai di Villa Mimbelli (both in Via San Jacopo in Acquaviva), and Villa Henderson (the Natural History Museum) in Via Roma. At the end of the exhibition the jury will announce the winners in each category.

The 80 finalists whose works will be exhibited for the next two weeks, include one Livornese artist, Federico Falleni, in the painting category, as well as Tuscan artists Marco Salvetti, from Pietrasanta, also in the painting category, Silvia Noferi from Florence in the sculpture and installation category, and Federica di Giovanni (photo category) and Giuseppe Sciortino (painting) both working in Florence, although originally from Formia and Palermo respectively. 

The winners in each category will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

My favourites:
Painting - Giuseppe Sciortino
Graphics - Giulia Martina Serafini
Sculpture and Installation - Silvia Noferi and Andrea Francolino
Photography - Katrina D'Autremont
Video - Charly Nijensohn and Jeff Desom 

Inauguration on Saturday 21st June 2014 at 5.30pm, at the Natural History Museum.

Opening times:

Museo Fattori art gallery in Villa Mimbelli
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-1pm & 4-7pm

Ex Granai in Villa Mimbelli
Tuesday-Thursday 4-7pm, Friday-Sunday 10am-1pm & 4-7pm

Natural History Museum 
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9am-7pm, Wednesday and Friday 9am-1.30pm, Sunday 3-7pm

In addition to those artists selected as finalists, several others have been given a special mention by the judges and will be included in the exhibition catalogue. These include:

Painting category: Maurizio Biagini (Livorno), Andrea Rapezzi (Livorno), Said Hamudi (Collesalvetti), Elena Bombardelli (Florence), Sam Houston (London).

Photography:  GLM (Livorno), Paolo Ciregia (Massa Carrara), Samuele Bianchi (Lucca), Philipp Plath (Hamburg, based in Florence), Domenico Aquilino (Foggia, based in Pisa), Anna Rose (USA, based in Florence).

Sculpture and installation: Sonia Galli (Florence), Beatrice Cosimi (Cecina, based in Florence), Fabrizio Giorgio (Livorno).