February 22nd, 2018
Ana Linhares, Gema Rupérez and Javier Viver have been selected to enjoy the Enaire Foundation 2018 residence scholarship during the first day of JustMad.
The Enaire Foundation Residence Award, which grants a scholarship to three artists who exhibit their work at the ninth edition of the fair and whose field of creation is photography, has selected Ana Linhares, from the Kubik gallery, Gema Rupérez, from gallery A del Arte and Javier Viver, represented by gallery Marisa Marimón. In addition, the jury has decided to highlight the work of Laura Salguero, from La Gran, with a special mention.
Ana Linhares, Gema Rupérez and Javier Viver will be able to enjoy a residence in Madrid in which to develop their work. They will be tutored by the artist Rosell Meseguer, have one month’s accommodation at the Felipa Manuela residence in Madrid, a production bag of 1,000 euros each and the participation, with a selection of works created during the residence, in the exhibition that the Enaire Foundation will hold at PHotoEspaña from June 2018.
The jury’s decision, made up of the people responsible for the cultural program of the Enaire Foundation and the directors of JustMad, Semíramis González and Daniel Silvo, was announced last Tuesday, the day the fair began.
Ana Linhares (Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, 1990) has a degree in Fine Arts – Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (2012). She works mainly in photography and drawing, using both analog and digital media.
Gema Rupérez (Zaragoza, 1982) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work revolves around the feeling of presence. She has been awarded the International Emerging Artist Award in Dubai (2014) and a scholarship from Casa de Velázquez (2010-2012).
Javier Viver (Madrid, 1971) is a sculptor, photographer, designer and editor of photobooks whose work proposes a debate between imagery and iconoclasm as a means of the appearance of the invisible. He has a PhD in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid (2008).