Swatch and Arte Laguna Prize
Swatch loves art and believes that artists, with their messages, freedom, energy and focus, contribute to making the world a better place. Working closely together for more than 30 years, Swatch and artists have created more than 100 amazing Swatch Art Specials. Today the Swatch & Art love story has taken on a new dimension with the brand’s artist-in-residence program at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, in Shanghai.
For Arte Laguna Prize, Swatch is offering a three-to-six-month stay at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai: A unique possibility for an emerging artist to develop his or her talent and to meet other artists from all over the world. An international committee led by Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek makes the selection, looking for emotional power and provocative ideas while taking into consideration the vision, biography and portfolio of the artists who apply.
Swatch Creative Director Carlo Giordanetti is a member of the international jury of the 10th Arte Laguna Prize. From the 120 finalists he will select the winner of a very special award from Swatch: an invitation to live and work for six months as an artist-in-residence at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China.