The Rotary Award - now in its ninth year – is presented to the most creative installation at Arte Fiera 2020.
The essential aims of the award remain unchanged: spread the love of contemporary art among young people and disseminate the Rotary’s principles of friendship and brotherhood among all people.
In this edition, all of Bologna’s Rotary Clubs have participated in the Award as the Felsineo Rotary Group. Synergies have been confirmed with Rotaract and with the Free Academy of Caravaggio Studies Francesco Maria Cardinal del Monte, as well as the collaboration with Rotary International Distretto 2072 Emilia-Romagna and the Republic of San Marino.
The Award included:
Rotary Award Arte Fiera 2020 to gallery
Presented to an installation, or to the set-up by a contemporary art gallery in a stand of Arte Fiera 2020, that excelled in originality and creativity. Not involving an acquisition, the award was addressed to all contemporary art galleries at Arte Fiera.
Rotaract special award to artist
Financed by young members of Rotaract Bologna, it consisted of a sum awarded to the artist or artists presented by the gallery that wins the Rotary Award.
Special Andrea Sapone award by Rotary Club Bologna Valle del Samoggia
In memory of Andrea Sapone, one of the event’s organisers, a special cash prize has been awarded to the artist or artists presented by the gallery that wins the Rotary Award.
Elena Del Drago (born in Rome in 1973) is a contemporary art historian, journalist, and radio host. Since 1999, she has been the art critic for the Italian radio station Rai Radio 3, where she hosts A3 Il formato dell'arte, the network magazine devoted to art. She writes regularly for the Italian newspaper "La Stampa," and has curated catalogues and books on museology and contemporary art, including Il Castello di Rivoli (2002), Parigi, Centre Pompidou (2008), Contemporanea (2012), as well as a documentary on Maurizio Cattelan (2006). Her most recent book, on 20th century artist couples, is entitled C'eravamo tanto amati (2015).
Laura Moro (born in Rome in 1967) is an architect. After earning her degree in Rome in 1995, she obtained a research PhD in “Conservation-Restoration of Architectural Heritage” from Federico II University in Naples in 1998. In the same year, she moved to Venice, where she launched her career as a freelance architect and began collaborating with IUAV University. In 2000 she began collaborating with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBAC), and starting in 2001 worked at the head office for architectural heritage and landscape. She was the director of the Central Institute for Cataloguing and Documentation from 2009 to September 2018, and vice chairman of MiBAC’s Technical-Scientific Committee for the Landscape from 2015 to 2018. She was a lecturer in Architectural Restoration and Landscape Protection at La Sapienza University in Rome from 2008 to 2017.
Claudio Musso, an art critic and independent curator, is currently Adjunct Professor of Visual Perception and Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts at the G. Carrara Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo, where he is Coordinator of the Painting course. He also a Lecturer in the Language of Vision at Spazio Labo’ in Bologna. He has been a curator and jury member at international festivals and a guest speaker at meetings and conferences in Italy and abroad. A columnist for Artribune magazine and the author and host of the programme Die Straßenzeitung on NEU Radio, he has published numerous articles, critical texts and essays, some of which were chosen for the book Dalla strada al computer e viceversa (Libri Aparte, Bergamo 2017).
Paolo Nucci Pagliaro (b. Catania, 1964) is Chairman of the Free Academy of Caravaggio Studies “Francesco Maria Cardinal del Monte,” a research centre. He is an art collector and has organised art workshops, conferences and exhibitions.
Andrea Giuseppe Zarabini (Ivrea, 1965) is the Chairman of Rotary Club Bologna Valle del Samoggia for 2019-20.
He earned a degree in Medicine and Surgery from Bologna University and has a Speciality in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (Parma University, 1998). Since 2000 he has been an Attending Physician with fixed contract at Bellaria Hospital in Bologna.
Every year since 2003 he has served as a volunteer on humanitarian missions in Bangladesh to treat malformations such as cleft lip and serious burns suffered by children.