The Wide Art Award, created by Wide Group insurance brokers, focuses on emerging artists.
It is addressed to all of the works exhibited at the Fair – without restrictions on medium or content, but with a preference for cutting edge contemporary art – and has been assigned to the work that best interpreted the concept of interaction of form, colour, and space: the same interaction that exists among Wide Group’s professionals, who exploit their different skills and experiences to offer their clients the finest insurance advice.
Luca Morazzoni, Managing Partner of Wide Group (one of Italy’s top insurance brokers) unites his lifelong passion for art with years of experience and expertise in the insurance industry.
He became familiar with the art world through artists in Milan, at whose studios he began a process of personal growth and training that led him to a global vision of art and, last year, to the creation of Wide Art, an initiative that has presented exhibitions, recovered historical works, and increased public awareness of cultural heritage in various regions of Italy.
Chiara Bertola was born in Turin in 1961. She lives and works in Venice and Milan. She is Curator of Contemporary Art Program at the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice since 1999. She was artistic director at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan from 2009 to 2012. Creator and curator of the FURLA Art Prize (10th edition January 2015). Curator of the Venice Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007. Co-curator of the 15th edition of the Rome Quadriennale, 2008. She has been President of the City of Venice’s Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation. From 1996 to 1998. Founding member of Love Difference (2000), Artistic Movement for an 'Intermediterranean Politic' (together with Michelangelo Pistoletto and others). She has curated many exhibitions both in Italy and abroad. Among other: Boris Mikhailov (1999), Joseph Kosuth (2000), Lothar Baumgarten (2001), Ilya Kabakov (2003), Remo Salvadori (2005), Kiki Smith (2005), Georges Adeagbo (2008), Mona Hatoum (2009, 2014, 2015), Christian Boltanski (2010), Marisa Merz (2011), Surasi Kusolwong (2011), Carsten Nicolai (2012), Haris Epaminonda (2014), Jimmie Durham (2015), Giovanni Anselmo (2017), Elisabetta Di Maggio (2018), Paolo Icaro (2018), Roman Opalka (2019). In 2010 at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan she curated the international experimental project: Terre Vulnerabili – a growing exhibition. In 2009 she published the book, Curating Art, which deals with art curating teory (Mondadori, Milan).
Pier Paolo Pancotto is the curator of La Fondazione in Rome and of the exhibition programme Art Club, Académie de France à Rome, at the Villa Medici, begun in 2016 and still under way (with artists including Adrian Ghenie, Cyprien Gaillard, Martin Creed, Claire Fontaine, Ciprian Mureşan, Adriana Varejão, Wilhelm Sasnal, Cy Twombly, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Marinella Senatore, Enzo Cucchi, Liliana Moro, Bruna Esposito, Eva Marisaldi, Piero Golia, Paola Pivi, etc.). He also curated, among others, the series of shows entitled Fortezzuola (Pietro Canonica Museum, Rome, 2016-18, with artists such as Claire Tabouret, Ciprian Mureşan, Șerban Savu, Landon Metz, etc.) and exhibition projects at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (Eddie Peake; Nasan Tur; Nico Vascellari), Mairie du 4me, Paris (Claire Fontaine; Daniele Puppi), Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London (Alberto Di Fabio; Nico Vascellari; Eva Marisaldi), National Gallery of Art, Tirana (Nico Vascellari), Lateral Art Space, Cluj (Greffes), National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome (Alberto Di Fabio); Museo H. C. Andersen, Rome (Carsten Nicolai; Nick Oberthaler), Carlo Bilotti Museum, Rome (Carla Accardi; Günther Förg), Nomas Foundation, Rome (Dove Allouche), Casa Scatturin, Venice (Prego signori, si accomodino). He teaches at LUISS University in Rome. His publications include: Artiste a Roma nella prima metà del '900 (2006); Arte contemporanea: dal minimalismo alle ultime tendenze (2010); Arte contemporanea. Il nuovo millennio (2013).
Ludovico Pratesi è nato a Roma nel 1961. Collabora con il quotidiano La Repubblica. E’ professore di storia dell’arte contemporanea all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino. E’ stato Direttore artistico del Centro Arti Visive Pescheria di Pesaro fino al 2017. Curatore scientifico di Palazzo Fabroni a Pistoia dal 2009 al 2011, Direttore Artistico del Conventino di Monteciccardo dal 2008 al 2012, Presidente dell’AICA dal 2006 al 2010, Direttore della Fondazione Guastalla per l'arte contemporanea. Ha pubblicato una serie di saggi tra i quali Arte come Identità, Perché l’Italia non ama più l’arte contemporanea e L’arte di collezionare arte contemporanea nel mondo globale, Castelvecchi 2019.