The “Bulgari Contemporary Art Award” is the new award offered by Bvlgari, in association with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), and with the support of the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which is sponsored by the Italian brand that is world leader in jewellery and luxury items.
It is an initiative to mark the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates and the first Universal Expo to be held in the Arab world with the aim of celebrating contemporary art and highlighting its importance for Dubai’s cultural development.
The aim is to provide an innovative platform to support local talents throughout the experience of the Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, by offering them the opportunity to give a creative interpretation of our Country’s title theme: “Beauty connects People”.
“The Bulgari Contemporary Art Award embodies our Country’s participation in Expo Dubai. Creativity and ingenuity represent the Italy that we intend to narrate during the 6-month Expo, in the course of which the display of the winning work will celebrate the long-standing relationship between Rome and Dubai," said the Italian General Commissioner for Expo Dubai, Paolo Glisenti, at the Award presentation ceremony.