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ITALY / Venice: Carsten Höller wins the Enel Contemporary Award

July 12 2011

Prize giving

At the 54th Venice Biennial, the Belgian artist Carsten Höller was awarded the 2011 Enel Contemporary Prize.

Every year for five years, the Enel Contemporary Prize has recognised a new creation on the theme of energy. The artists invited to take part were Carsten Höller, Bruce Mau and paola Pivi.

Enel, Italian electricity provider, chose the artist from Brussels, who had made himself known with installations at the Prada Foundation in 2000 or at the Tate Modern in 2006, will exhibit his Double Carousel with Zöllner Stripes at the MACRO, Rome’s Contemporary Art Museum this Autumn.

Enel has been the Main Sponsor of the international art exhibition, The Venice Biennial, since 2009.

Currently at the MACRO :

1900-1959: i luoghi dell’ arte “contemporanea” a Roma

Adrian Tranquilli: All is violent. All is bright

Bice Lazzari. L’equilibrio dello spazio

Pietro Fortuna

Guendalina Salini / Marinella Senatore

Tomas Saraceno

Eloïse Daniels ©