First residency winner of Avolon Global Studio Award
South American artist Adriana Salazar was selected as the first winner of Avolon’s Global Studio Award, a six-month residency at Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA).
The studio residency offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for an international, emerging artist to raise their profile on a global platform to develop their practice within the environs of one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art organisations.
The award also covers six-months of rent, utilities bills and a monthly stipend provided by Avolon.
More than 80 artists applied in the open call and the RHA selected installation artist Adriana, who is based in Mexico City. Adriana’s work explores the boundaries between life and death, nature and artifice and the human and non-human context. She begins her residency in July 2016.
About The Royal Hibernian Academy
The Royal Hibernian Academy is an artist based and artist orientated institution dedicated to developing, affirming and challenging the public’s appreciation and understanding of traditional and innovative approaches to the visual arts. The Academy achieves its objectives through its exhibition education and collection programmes. The Academy is funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Eala’on, through fundraising initiatives, through the earned revenue from its Annual Exhibition and by the Benefactors, Patrons and Friends of the Academy. Please visit www.royalhibernianacademy.ie for additional information.