ARTE PONTE Cultural Institute

ARTE PONTE is a Swiss non-profit association and institute that supports its members who are emerging and established visual artists, curators, designers and architects as well as and professionals within the art-world by fostering connections to a network of opportunities.  Since 2009, the association has been promoting artists during selected art fairs in Paris, Venice, New York, Miami, Basel and Austria.

ARTE PONTE is present in three countries;  with administrative offices in Basel, Switzerland; its global HQ (as of Jan 2017) cultural institute and exhibition space is in Venice, in Palazzo Corner Spinelli (see banner image); and since 2013 in New York, where Arte Ponte hosts exhibitions with support of JanKossen Contemprary gallery in Chelsea, for selected curated exhibitions during Summer.

Arte Ponte is a member-based cultural institute which offers its members and guest artists

  • a networking online presence, where members can set up a complimentary profile
  • participation during the Venice Biennale (application process applies) with an exhibition in its HQ and an additional location (2017, 57th Biennale, we will also be in Ca’Faccon)
  • participates on behalf of its artists during selected art-fairs in Miami and Basel
  • offers educational courses including seminars, workshops and one-on-one advisory sessions
  • A seasonal residency program in Venice and New York
  • Seasonal Internship programs in Venice and New York
  • Publishes books focused on specific artistic genres

ARTE PONTE has its own publishing house, where annually we issue volumes on different genres of contemporary art . Books are distributed among art professionals; during fairs, events and during the Venice Biennial at the HQ premises in-house book shop.

Arte Ponte also provides focused help to fresh graduates or fledgling artists, who often lack a mentor to help them guide them in their career development. For this Arte Ponte has established an mentoring program, where  help in basics such as CV writing, artist statement and general consultation is provided for.  One important aspect, is to help the artist find a permanent gallery to take them under their wing.

CALL TO ARTISTS 2017

57th Venice Biennale Group Show:

VENICE BIENNALE 2017: VISIONS OF THE SELF. THE CONTEMPORARY FIGURE

Exhibition dates 1 Sept. – 8 Nov. 2017
Deadline for application: 20th May 2017

Selected artists will have the opportunity apply and exhibit their work during the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy. The exhibition will be held in  September – November for 2 months in Palazzo Corner Spinelli, on the  3rd floor in Arte Ponte gallery space, located on the Grand Canal.

All artists working in all mediums are welcome to read the guidelines and  apply here.

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New York Gallery Shows:

GEOFORMS, 8TH JUNE – 16TH JULY NEW YORK

Applications close 15th April. 

The exhibition will take place 8th June – 16th July, in our New York gallery premises located in 529 W, 20th st. Chelsea.

Celebrating abstract art that is based on the use of geometric forms, sometimes seen as a non-illusionistic space and combined into non-objective (non-representational) compositions, the exhibition Geoforms explores the genre of contemporary non-objective abstraction, created using a variety of mediums.

HOW TO APPLY

Artists specialized within the Abstract Geometric genre, working in any material, using any technique (paper, sculpture, painting, photography) are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Mixed media work will be taken especially into consideration. The exhibition will be held at ARTEPONTE New York gallery premises in Chelsea.

Open to any media or technique.

Read the guidelines and FAQs information. Apply online here

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THE STILLED LIFE, NEW YORK 20TH JULY – 25TH AUGUST 2017

The exhibition will be held July 20th – August 25th in our gallery premises in New York, USA, located in   529 W 20th Chelsea.

When looking at old Dutch and German still life masters, objects have always served to convey a meaning. Some objects have a universal meaning that has remained unchanged until today; while others have developed recently or have altered their symbolic message. These changes are very much dependent on the context, environmental and social influences and other objects around it.

HOW TO APPLY

Artists working in any medium are invited to apply for this upcoming exhibition, to be held at ARTEPONTE New York gallery premises in Chelsea.

Open to all media: painting, drawing, collage, photography, sculpture.

Read the guidelines and FAQsinformation.  Apply online here

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MIAMI BEACH SCOPE 2017

 

ARTE PONTE shall be exhibiting at  SCOPE Miami 2017,   early December 2017. The successful applicants for this years curated show will showcase abstract, and geometric artworks using various methods, styles and materials.

Artists interested to participate, please submit your application via the online form.

First round of applications close May 30th. Successful applicants will be notified mid June.

Please read the guideline document carefully, before applying. You will find all your questions answered, regarding wall size availability, what the package includes and shipping. Exhibition fees apply.

Apply here

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Contact:

Administration
Switzerland
email: hello@arteponte.org

ITALY HQ,
Administration, exhibition space and courses

Arte Ponte istituti culturali
Palazzo Corner Spinelli
San Marco,
30124 Venice, Italy
email: hello@arteponte.org

USA
Exhibition space and courses
ArtePonte c/o JanKossen Contemporary

520W 20th street, New York NY 10011
http://www.arteponte.com

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