Monteoliveto Gallery, in search of new artistic adventures, has decided to set out towards a new appointment dedicated to contemporary art which, as always, highlights and enhances its interpreters. With this in mind, the 1st Salamander International Art Prize was born, a prize dedicated to contemporary art. We chose the Salamander to represent our prize, as it was one of the animals that fascinated our beloved director, Chantal Lora, who sadly left us in 2022. Chantal Lora was also Monteoliveto Gallery's co-founder and in the last 20 years she has carried out, with a smile, an energetic and passionate work, to make the gallery’s artists, coming from all over the world, known, throughout Europe with always original events. For this reason and for many others, from the first moment we thought of dedicating this Prize to her memory. In this way her positive spirit will always be linked to the Art world.
Winner of the 1st Salamander International Art Prize
Chosen by the Art Committee composed by :
Marussa Gravagnuolo, Co-director of the Galerie Mazarine Variations – Paris (France)
Melina Scalise, Curator and founder of the Casa Museo Spazio Tadini – Milano (Italy)
Mino Iorio, Art Historian, PhD in Art History and Applicated Arts at the Federico II University – Napoli (Italy)
Antonio Nicola Ciervo, Founder of the Monteoliveto Gallery
Gilbert Ciervo, Director of the Monteoliveto Gallery