The Pilar Citoler International Biennial Prize for Contemporary Photography

The Pilar Citoler International Biennial Prize for Contemporary Photography

Deadline: October 20, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: $15,000, participation in the exhibition, publication of a monograph

The call is open to contemporary visual artists of any nationality. The 10TH EDITION OF THE PILAR CITOLER INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY 2019 will particularly take into account the candidates’ body of work, their international exposure and their engagement with current themes in contemporary photography.

Participating artists must submit a single photographic work that may consist of a single image, diptych, polyptych or several other formats, as long as the piece is no larger than the measurements indicated in the call (200 × 200 cm).

Moreover, the participation of artists as teams made up of more than one person is expressly allowed, as is the participation with pseudonyms or heteronyms (which will be entered in the application form).

Works must be unpublished and cannot have won any other competitions, independently of the theme, the technique or the way it is exhibited. Proposals can be works already finished (framed or not) or samples to scale printed on high-quality photographic paper that will not exceed the maximum measurements of 70 × 70 cm or minimum of 30 × 30 cm.


1) FIFTEEN THOUSAND EUROS. This purse will be subjected to any applicable taxes. The winning work will become part of the art collection belonging to the Universidad de Córdoba. The award ceremony will take place in February, 2020.

2) SOLO EXHIBITION. To take place during the last term of 2020 or the first term of 2021. The exhibition will showcase the artistic body of work of the winner of this Biennial Prize. The technical characteristics of the exhibition will be determined by the institution organizing the Prize. The exhibition’s production and the framing of the works to be displayed in its entirety will the responsibility of the winning artist.

3) MONOGRAPH (“EL OJO QUE VES” COLLECTION, NUMBER 10). Publication of a monograph, in 2020-2021, that will analyse the body of work and career of the winning artist. The technical characteristics of this edition will be the same established for the “Ojo que ves” collection, Pilar Citoler Prize, with the collaboration of the curator of the exhibition. The winning artist will provide the digital images for the book and any other material required for its proper completion. He/she will be able to choose one or two people who will write a text for such monograph.

Staging of the Exhibition

The award ceremony will coincide with a temporary exhibition to be held in Córdoba between February and March 2021, featuring the work of the previous winner of the 9TH Edition of this prize, José Guerrero. The fifteen shortlisted works from the 10TH Edition of the PILAR CITOLER INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY 2019 will also be showcased along with the temporary exhibition.

A catalogue will be published featuring the works of the selected artists for this edition of the prize, together with a monograph analysing the 2019 winner’s career and body of work. This monograph will become part of the “El ojo que ves, Pilar Citoler (PBIFCPC) prize” contemporary photography collection and it will be edited by the University of Córdoba Publications Service in possible collaboration with an external publishing house. The winning artist will receive fifty printed copies of the monograph at no cost.



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