The first International Award for Public Art (IAPA) has been awarded to Tiuna el Fuerte Cultural Park, 2006 Caracas, Venezuela, a self-initiated project by Alejandro Haiek and Eleanna Cadalso of Lab.Pro.Fab (Venezuela). By occupying underused land within the city of Caracas, the project addresses the city’s lack of green space and fulfills a need for youth programming. The International Award for Public Art was co-founded in 2011 by the two magazines Public Art China and Public Art Review (USA) with the aim of propagating knowledge about the practice of public art globally. The theme of the first award process is place-making, and to qualify, the public art projects had to be completed between 1 January 2006 and 30 September 2011. The projects could be realised anywhere, and artists could be of any nationality.
Six projects were shortlisted.
Tiuna el Fuerte Cultural Park, 2006 – ongoing. A self-initiated project by Alejandro Haiek and…
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