Selection results.

We received 147 applications from all over the world: lots of candidates, and a lot of work for the jury, which this year was as follows:

Maria Cristina Bergesio, Art critic, curator, teacher;

Tasso Mattar, Artist and curator;

Maria Rosa Franzin, Artist and teacher;

Robert Mazlo, Artist and gallerist (La Joaillerie par Mazlo), Paris;

Irene Belfi, Gallerist (Irene Belfi Gallery), Milan.

The artists who received the most votes from the jurors were:

Yajie Hu, from China;

Koen Jacobs, from Netherlands;

Jongseok Lim, from Republic of Korea.





A selection of objects of the three selected is presented in the PREZIOSA space at the Inhorgenta fair (Munich, Germany), from 22nd to 25th February 2019.

By the end of June 2019 the full PY 2019 exhibition will be held in Florence, and complete catalogue will be published.

In the following months the exhibition will be hosted in other galleries, including the already confirmed:

– Mid-July 2019, La Joaillerie by Mazlo Gallery, Paris

– October 2019, Padua, San Rocco Oratory

– December 2019: Belfi Gallery, Milan.


The three candidates will also participate in the selection for the LAO SPECIAL PRIZE (three months as Artist in Residence in Florence) and the SPECIAL AWARD Inhorgenta (a free exhibition space for the 2020 edition of the fair).