Navigator Art on Paper Prize announces Nominees for Second Edition

Navigator Art on Paper Prize announces Nominees for Second Edition

The Navigator Art on Paper jury has chosen 15 artists for the second edition of the prize, the world’s biggest art on paper award, whose winner will be known on 11 May.

The list of finalists includes Abu Bakarr Mansaray (Sierra Leone), Andrea Bowers (United States), Ane Mette Hol (Norway), Catherine Anyango Grünewald (Sweden/Kenya), Elijah Burgher (United States), Hippolyte Hentgen (France), Ignacio Uriarte (Spain), Judith Hopf (Germany), Lasse Krog Møller (Denmark), Maria Berrio (Colombia), Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico), Mateo López (Colombia), Martín Vitaliti (Argentina), Rebecca Salter (United Kingdom) and Riccardo Baruzzi (Italy).

The line-up of this year’s selection board includes five internationally renowned names, in keeping with the prize’s international nature. Claire Gilman, Head Curator of the Drawing Centre, in New York; Jacob Fabricius, Artistic Director of Kunsthal Aarhus, in Copenhagen; María Inés Rodríguez, Independent Curator (and Director of the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux up until a few months ago); Nimfa Bisbe Molin, Director of the Art Collection of Fundación La Caixa; and Joana P. R. Neves, Artistic Director of Drawing Now (the highly regarded drawing fair in Paris) will be in charge of choosing the winner of the Navigator Art on Paper award in 2019.

Curated by Filipa Oliveira, the Navigator Art on Paper prize’s mission is to support artistic creation with paper by appreciating it as a medium of innovation, creativity, research and art. Artist Pedro A. H. Paixão was the winner of the Navigator Art on Paper prize’s first edition. The winner of the second edition will be determined before 14 May.
About The Navigator Company -The Navigator Company is an integrated producer of forests, pulp and paper, tissue and energy, whose activity is carried out in modern, large-scale factories, with cutting-edge technology, and which is a benchmark of quality in the sector. The Company's business model is based on an excellent raw material − Eucalyptus globulus − whose intrinsic characteristics allow the development of a distinctive strategy, based on high quality products, which today are an international reference in this sector.

Consolidating its position as a European leader in the production of uncoated woodfree printing and writing paper (UWF) and ranked fourth worldwide, the company is also Europe’s biggest producer (ranked fifth worldwide) of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp (BEKP). The Company recently entered into the tissue business and currently has a 65 thousand tonne production capacity of finished product per year at the Vila Velha de Ródão factory and 55 thousand tonnes at the new Aveiro factory.

The Company has over 110,000 hectares of forest under its management and the largest certified nursery in Europe, with the capacity to produce 12 million plants per year. The Group has vertically integrated forest activity with its own Forest Research Institute, which is a global reference in the genetic improvement of the Eucalyptus globulus. It creates a vast forest area in Portugal, 100% certified by the FSC® (FSC C010852) and PEFC™ (PEFC/13-23-001) international systems. It also has the installed capacity of 1.6 million tonnes of paper, 1.6 million tonnes of pulp (80% integrated into paper), 120 thousand tonnes of tissue converting, producing around 2.5 Twh of electricity each year. It is responsible for approximately 4% of the energy production in Portugal and 52% of the energy produced from biomass.

In early 2019, The Navigator Company was classified by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as a global leader in fighting climate change, reaching a prominent place on this organisation's "A" list. The Company was recognised for its actions in 2018 for cutting emissions, reducing climate risks and developing a low carbon-impact economy. It was the only Portuguese company to obtain the maximum classification, and became one of only five companies in the world in the sector of pulp, paper and forests to receive this distinction.