IX PILAR CITOLER INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY | Call for entries

Isabel Muñoz, "OMO River" (2005). Platinotipia color.

Isabel Muñoz, "OMO River" (2005). Platinotipia color.

The IX PILAR CITOLER INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY call for entries. This contest is promoted since 2006 by the University of Cordoba (Andalusia, Spain) and has become one of the most prestigious awards in Spain in this field.

This edition is presented with outstanding updates, including the election of a new curator, Sema D'Acosta, with a strong determination to project the prize abroad, thus encouraging greater participation of international artists.

Also, an important effort has been made this year to strengthen the role of women in this award, by counting with a majority of prestigious female representatives of contemporary art in Spain as a part of the jury.

Pilar Citoler (art collector and founder of the CIRCA XX Collection), Lorena Martinez de Corral (Independent curator and director of Coca-Cola Foundation Contemporary Art Collection), Blanca Berlin (gallerist), Erica Nyholm (winner of the Pilar Citoler 2015 Award) and Isabel Muñoz, last awarded with the Spanish National Photography Award 2016, whose work "Rio OMO" (2005) will be the image of the IX edition. They will be joined by Vicente Todoli (former director of the Tate Modern London and currently head of Hangar Bicocca in Milan), Pablo Rabasco (director of UCO Culture and professor of History of Photography and Latest trends in Art) and Sema D'Acosta (curator of the current edition of the contest).

A single prize will be awarded comprising three elements:

- Fifteen thousand euros
- Solo exhibition
- Monograph (Colection Nº9 in the El ojo que ves series)


The submissions of entries run from 20th September to 20th October 2017. For more details click here.