Cifo (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) has announced the winners of its Grants and Commissions programme this year. 10 Latin American artists were awarded. Adrian Balseca, Domingo Castillo, Javier Castro, Alice Miceli, Nascimento/Lovera and Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa received each a prize for Emerging Artist; Ivan Argote, Silvia Gruner and Pablo Vargas Lugo received the prize for Established Artist; and Leandro Katz received the Achievement prize.
The Cifo Grants and Commissions programme offers emerging, established and mid-career Latin-American artists the opportunity to develop and present new works for local and international audiences in Miami. Each year, the committee of art professionals, curators and other artists from different parts of the world appoints the recipients. The programme focuses on proposals by artists whose works have not been previously exhibited. They will benefit from international exposure and will be acknowledged for outstanding projects as well as their trajectories.