Premio Fondazione VAF - Current Positions in Italian Art

08.07. – 16.09.2012, Museum

This summer, in cooperation with the VAF Foundation, Museum Biedermann will present works by young Italian artists.

The Frankfurt-based foundation was established in 2001 by entrepreneur Volker W. Feierabend whose business links with Italy kindled a passion for Italian art which he has been pursuing as a collector for the past thirty years. The mission of the foundation is to promote Italian art and to introduce it to audiences beyond the confines of Italy, above all in Germany.

The Premio Fondazione VAF has been awarded to young Italian artists every two years since 2003. It seeks to support and publicise innovative positions in current Italian art through exhibition and the publication of a catalogue. Dr. Volker W. Feierabend, the Milan-based German art collector and initiator of the VAF Foundation, and an international jury select a group of fifteen artists to participate in an exhibition and award the prize to one of the contestants.

This year's exhibition, which will be shown at the Stadtgalerie Kiel before coming to the Museum Biedermann and then the Centro Internazionale per Arte Contemporanea at the Castello Colonna in Genazzano near Rome, offers a glimpse of current artistic practice, ranging from photography, painting, drawing to sculpture, and evinces a strong trend towards the use of more innovative techniques and media. The participating artists are Francesco Arena, Veronica Botticelli, Giulia Caira, Aron Demetz, Mariana Ferratto, Luigi Gariglio, Michele Manfellotto, Marzia Migliora, Simone Pellegrini, Luana Perilli, Donato Piccolo, Mariagrazia Pontorno, Moira Ricci, Rosy Rox, Vincenzo Rulli and Massimiliano Zaffino.

Museum Biedermann in cooperation with the VAF Foundation


The following publication is available on request for this exhibition:

  • Premio Fondazione VAF

    Current Positions in Italian Art
    Stadtgalerie Kiel / Museum Biedermann Donaueschingen / Castello Colonna Di Genazzano - Centro Internazionale per l'Arte Contemporanea (CIAC) 2012
    VAF Foundation, Frankfurt (Language: German, Italian)