UC Fine Arts student features in Venice exhibition

02 March 2017

UC Fine Arts student Jen Bowmast has been selected as a finalist in a prestigious international art contest with her artwork to be part of the Venice Arte Languna exhibition.

  • Jen-Bowmast-UC-Fine-Arts

University of Canterbury Fine Arts Master’s student Jen Bowmast has been selected as a finalist in a prestigious international art competition with her artwork to be part of the Arte Laguna exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, in Italy, this month.

The Arte Laguna Prize is an international art award, aimed at enhancing contemporary art, with six cash prizes of €7,000 (NZ$10,000) among the prizes.

The only New Zealand finalist in the annual art competition, Jen’s selected work, Poetics of Space, is a finalist in the sculpture and installation category of the Arte Laguna Prize 16.17. She is one of 125 artists selected worldwide to take part in the contemporary art exhibition, from 25 March to 9 April. The exhibition attracts more than 3000 visitors to its opening night.

The works by emerging artists have been through a strict selection process by 11 directors of museums and foundations, international art critics and curators. 

This year the exhibition returns to the historic Arsenale of Venice with an original exhibition curated by Igor Zanti with the collaboration of ten well-known names from the international art scene: Flavio Arensi, Tamara Chalabi, Paolo Colombo, Suad Garayeva, Ilaria Gianni, Emanuele Montibeller, Salvador Nadales, Fatos Ustek, and Alma Zevi.

More details can be found on the website http://www.artelagunaprize.com/ 

For further information please contact:
Margaret Agnew, Senior External Relations Advisor, University of Canterbury
Phone: +64 3 369 3631 | Mobile: +64 275 030 168 | margaret.agnew@canterbury.ac.nz
Tweet UC @UCNZ and follow UC on Facebook


UC academic’s international team wins $2 million research grant for imaging sing...

Professor Rick Millane is one of an international team of researchers that has been awarded a NZ$2 million research grant by the Human Frontier Scienc...


University building a timber-technology first for New Zealand

The University of Canterbury has announced a state-of-the-art building in the new Science precinct that will push the boundaries of multi-storey timbe...