Today, rapid changes in the flow of information increasingly lead us to share our references around the globe. In the arts, for example, we engage in conversations across physical borders and stay informed about artists and exhibitions far from our immediate surroundings.
While information flows faster and further than ever before, freedom of movement seems to be another story, one that remains unequally distributed among the world’s citizens. Goods are still easier to move than people, for a range of reasons including economic policy, visa restrictions, and political inequality.
That’s where the Random~Institute Travel Award comes in. By inviting one Costa Rican artist or curator on a tailor-made journey through Europe, we hope to contribute to new exchanges and new conversations, in person and across borders.
For the 2020 edition, we'll collaborate with Zurich based artist and curator Esther Eppstein, who manages the project Hotel Atelier at the 25hours hotel in Zurich and with the curator Andreas Wagner, who has been involved in all previous editions of the travel award.
Recipients of the Travel Award include:
This award is granted to outstanding Costa Rican artists or curators who haven’t yet traveled to Europe but have been met with some international acclaim. Depending on which art events are taking place, the tour through Europe spans from two to five weeks. Travel and living costs are fully covered. The award is granted by invitation only; no applications are taken into consideration.
Random Institute offsets the carbon dioxide emissions from the air travel of the recipient with certificats from MyClimat.