The ENAIRE Foundation presents its Photography Awards at ARCO
In this edition of the ARCO Fair, the ENAIRE Foundation's stand will showcase the work of the three winning artists of last year's edition of the photography award presented annually by the Foundation; namely, Miguel Tornero, José Guerrero and Soledad Córdoba, who won the prize in 2022.
In addition, a large-format work of the latest artistic project by photographer José Manuel Ballester will be premiered. The work is called "Tree next to the church", a landscape that draws you in and connects with the author's intense internal search. Ballester offers a new vision of reality with his camera, illuminating and transforming it, and shows us his most poetic, emotional and intangible side. This work is part of "The Tree" project, an exhibit that will open the PHotoESPAÑA 23 festival in the Royal Botanical Garden in May.
A large-format work of the latest artistic project by José Manuel Ballester, recipient of the 2023 ENAIRE Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, will be shown at the Foundation's stand
José Manuel Ballester was the latest recipient of the ENAIRE Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award; an honorary distinction that seeks to recognise an entire career devoted to photography, creative maturity and the four decades that the artist has spent behind the camera.
The ENAIRE Foundation is taking advantage of its presence at ARCO to announce the new call for its ENAIRE Foundation 2023 Photography Award, open until 21 March to all photographers living in Spain or who have exhibited in Spain over the last 5 years.
This competition was created in 2005, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the creation of the ENAIRE Foundation, and is celebrating its 16th edition this year, now as one of the most prestigious photography awards, and the one that most steadfastly supports this artistic discipline in Spain.
So far, more than four thousand professionals in this field have submitted entries for the various editions, including prize-winning artists such as Juan Adrio, Jorge Fuembuena, Eduardo Nave, María Primo, Rosell Meseguer, Cano Erhardt, Alfonso Batalla, José Quintanilla, Irene Cruz, Juan Millás and Mara León.
Commitment to photography
Over the course of these years, the ENAIRE Foundation has been strongly committed to photography as a premiere vehicle for showcasing art, as evidenced by the important role that this discipline has taken on in ENAIRE's Collection of Contemporary Art. The three prizes are worth:
12,000 euros for first place
8,000 euros for second place
5,000 euros for third place
Furthermore, the three winning works will be added to the Collection and will be displayed, alongside the other works selected by the jury, at the inaugural show of the 2023 PHotoESPAÑA Festival, which will be held starting 31 May at the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid.
ENAIRE Foundation Pavilion 9, stand C23 at IFEMA Madrid.
The work of the ENAIRE Foundation
The ENAIRE Foundation is a cultural organisation linked to ENAIRE. Its objectives include the fostering of aeronautical culture and the preservation, expansion and spreading of ENAIRE's artistic heritage. This heritage consists of a notable collection of Spanish and Ibero-American art, spanning from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day, and encompassing more than a thousand works of all types. In addition, since last July, the ENAIRE Foundation has had a permanent venue for the ENAIRE Collection of Contemporary Art at the Naves de Gamazo in Santander.
ENAIRE is the air navigation service provider in Spain.
As a company of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, it provides en route control services for all flights and overflights from five control centres in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Gran Canaria and Palma, as well as approach services to every airport in the country.
In addition, 45 control towers receive ENAIRE's communication, navigation and surveillance services, and 21 airports, including the country's busiest, rely on its aerodrome control services.
ENAIRE is Europe's fourth largest air traffic manager and participates in the A6 Alliance, a coalition of air navigation providers responsible for over 80% of European air traffic, and which is seeking to modernise the air traffic management system. It is also a member of other international alliances promoting the Single European sky, such as SESAR Joint Undertaking, SESAR Deployment Manager, iTEC, CANSO and ICAO.
ENAIRE, as the agency appointed by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda to implement the U-space system in Spain, will be the provider of the Common Information Services (CIS), which are essential for administering U-space services to drones and Urban Air Mobility, in interaction with local air traffic control services, so that all types of aircraft can fly safely in the same airspace.
ENAIRE has received the highest score in Europe on the aviation safety key performance indicator. It has also been awarded the EFQM 500 Seal for its safe, efficient, innovative and sustainable management of air navigation services.