In some editions (2013 – 2015) the competition has been divided into two distinct sections reserved for artists under or over 40 years of age. Each section has been awarded a Faenza Prize.
59th Faenza Prize (2015)
Thomas Stollar activates a process of relationship with the places of his everyday life, formalizing his own experience in a plastic-visual resolution. The use of digital tools to document "his" path clearly reveals an existential question: "...where do we come from? Where are we going?"
Helene Kirchmair analyzes the micro and macrocosm through technically treated surfaces in a different way, the granular reliefs on the mat surface are themselves bubbles that invite to touch and "feel" directly the processing of the object. His work offers truly unique visual and tactile sensations that recall the organic and vegetable dimension, the invisible but real.
58th Faenza Prize (2013)
The work is fully contemporary in the shape and poetic. The artist's skillfulness to combine different material, together with his aptitude to face nowadays social subjects, offer several and new possibilities to understand the work. It is characterized by the cohabitation of different languages and artistic experiences, underlying the maturity of the artist.