Premio Nacional de la Estampa 2012

El Pasado 10 de Noviembre fui galardonado con el Primer Premio del “Premio Nacional de la Estampa 2012”, la ceremonia de premiación fue en el Salón de los Cristales del Teatro Rubén Darío de la ciudad de Managua, Nicaragua, dentro del marco de las actividades del mes del grabado que organiza el Instituto Nicaragüense de Cultura.

La obra ganadora fue mi linograbado “La Mort du Saltimbanque” (after Doré), el jurado estuvo compuesto por el Maestro Roger Perez de la Rocha, la grabadora Alicia Zamora y el Director de la Escuela de Bellas Artes Ricardo Morales.

Además se otorgaron un segundo premio a Federico Alvarado por su xilografía “Madre nicaragüense con Flores” y dos menciones de honor para Jorge Zamorán Fitoria por su obra “Los Otros” y a Sergio Velásquez por “Renacer”. En la categoría experimental el premio se le otorgo a Hamilton Reyes por su triptico “Barón Sentado, Barón Semi-sentado, Barón Efigie”

La mort du Saltimbanque“La Mort du Saltimbanque” Linocut by Carlos Barberena.

Last weekend I was awarded with the first place in the National Printmaking Award 2012 in Managua, Nicaragua. The awards ceremony was in the Hall of Crystals at the Ruben Dario National Theater during the Printmaking Month’s activities organized by the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture.

My linocut “La Mort du Saltimbanque” (after Doré) was awarded with the first prize and the juror was composed by el Maestro Roger Perez de la Rocha, Printmaker Alicia Zamora and the Director of the School of Fine Arts Ricardo Morales. The Juror also gave a second prize to Federico Alvarado for his woodcut “Madre nicaragüense con Flores and two honorable mentions to Jorge Zamoran for his monotype “Los Otros” and Sergio Velasquez for his print “Renacer”. In the experimental category was awarded Hamilton Reyes for his aquatint “Barón Sentado, Barón Semi-sentado, Barón Efigie”.

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About carlosbarberena

Carlos Barberena is a Nicaraguan self-taught Printmaker based in Chicago where he runs his printmaking project La Calaca Press. Barberena has exhibited individually in Costa Rica, Estonia, France, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and The USA. His work has been shown in important Art Fairs, Art Biennials, Museums, Galleries, Universities and Cultural Centers around the world, among them: the 7 International Printmaking Biennial of Douro at the Lamego Museum in Portugal; Printmaking In / In Graafika Fest at Linnagallerii, Parnu, Estonia; the IX Nicaraguan Visual Arts Biennial (IX BAVNIC) - Ortiz-Gurdián Foundation. “Recycling Memory: Recapturing the Lost City” curated by Omar López-Chahoud. PAC Museum, Managua, Nicaragua; Tartu Printmaking Fest 2014, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia; LAPS 21, National Printmaking Biennial, CSUN Art Galleries, Northridge, CA; Pulso: Arte de las Américas, KCAD Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI; “Santitos” curated by René Arceo, Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago; Hanal Pixan - Food for the Souls, curated by Dolores Mercado, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; III Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, Bronx, New York; “Les Saltimbanques” an homage to Gustave Doré at the Musée d’Art Roger-Quilliot - MARQ - in France, where his work was exhibited alongside Doré’s Masterpiece; III World Body Art Conference in Venezuela, Lia Bermudez Museum; V Biennial of Caribbean Dominican Republic, Museum of the Dominican Man; 8th Triennial - Mondial de L’Estampe et de la Gravure Originale in Chamalieres, France; 6th KIWA at the Kyoto Museum of Art in Japan; Takanabe Art Museum, Miyazaki, Japan; Latin American & Nicaraguan Printmaking, former Convent of San Francisco Museum, Granada, Nicaragua; 24 Grafiekbiennale Sint-Niklaas, International Exlibriscentrum, Stedelijke Musea, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and the XIII Art Salon, Identity Imprint: A Glance at Ibero-American Printmaking at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC. He has received various awards, most notably the “National Printmaking Award 2012” given by the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture in Managua, Nicaragua and the award- poster for the Ecology and Human Rights in Banana Plantations in Costa Rica, given by GEBANA in Berlin, Germany. Barberena’s work is included in numerous public and private collections, including Ortíz-Gurdián Museum, León, Nicaragua; Douro Printmaking Biennial Collection, Museu do Gravura, Alijo, Portugal; Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, USA; Artist Printmaker Research Collection, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA; Special Collection, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA; The National Gallery, San José, Costa Rica; Museum of Contemporary Art “Julio Cortazar”, Managua, Nicaragua; Permanent Art Collection of the Bibliotheca of Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt; Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois; KIWA, Kyoto, Japan; the School of Fine Arts, (UNAM), Mexico; the Triennial Prints Cabinet, AMAC, France, the International Exlibriscentrum, Stedelijke Museum in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; the Lia Bermudez Museum, Venezuela; Former Jesuit College Cultural Center, Patzcuaro, Mexico and Praxis Gallery of Nicaragua. www.carlosbarberena.com
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