Award 2019

The Open Call for the Social Art Award 2019 under the topic “We are the People – Peaceful Revolutions” was closed on December 15, 2019. We are very impressed by 558 submissions that were contributed by artists coming from 65 countries across all continents. 

The winners of The Social Art Award 2019 are Narcissa Gold (USA), Melinda Mouzannar (Lebanon) and Bogna Grazyna (Poland/Germany). The Honorary Mention goes to Kingson Kin Sing Chan (Hong Kong/UK). 

Below you find the artworks, that passed the initial jury round. The public voting took place till 30 December and is a tool to give more public visibility to the topic and the artworks. It does not replace the final jury judgment. There were two wildcards for the most voted artworks that entered the final shortlist

The focus diversity of applications shows that artists are active in the multi-faceted fields of socially engaged art reflecting on wars, genocides, femicides, traumata, violence against refugees, children, women, men, disabled people, LGBTIQs, animals. They share feelings for the planet and its living species, but also showing hopelessness due to complex crises be it climate change (e.g. in regard to water pollution), capitalism, corruption, a violation against human rights, nature, protected national parks. Many of the artists are constantly trying to give a voice to the poorest or empower unheard social groups.

It’s not only about peaceful revolutions, but it’s also about feeling a deep connection and showing love and respect for each other.
Thank you all for sharing your great and inspirational work and look at all the great contributions!

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Chimp on Fire
by Ziptie Zoe
Category: open category
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Title:
Chimp on Fire

Author:
Ziptie Zoe

Category:
open category

Description:
Here I’ve created a Chimpanzee on fire as they continue to be an endangered species due to habitat loss from rainforest destruction. I also used the piece to draw attention to Indigenous communities, specifically in Africa who are threatened for protecting the animals as well as having their livelihoods also decimated by the practice of “slash and burn”. Using my #2018total of 5000+ LITTERED zipties, a digital overlay, a tennis ball gives perspective and a ladder is used to take the shot. How can art catalyze change?: Using my ziptie litter collection, I post on political, social and enviro issues, focusing on science, good will or just litter! I’m sent ziptie litter pics from as far as Israel and the West Indies.
Description:
Here I’ve created a Chimpanzee on fire as they continue to be an endangered species due to habitat loss from rainforest destruction. I also used the piece to draw attention to Indigenous communities, specifically in Africa who are threatened for protecting the animals as well as having their livelihoods also decimated by the practice of “slash and burn”. Using my #2018total of 5000+ LITTERED zipties, a digital overlay, a tennis ball gives perspective and a ladder is used to take the shot. How can art catalyze change?: Using my ziptie litter collection, I post on political, social and enviro issues, focusing on science, good will or just litter! I’m sent ziptie litter pics from as far as Israel and the West Indies.

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