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MAY 2021

Settled in Morocco since 2009, the Montresso* Art Foundation is a hybrid place that aims to support the creation and promote the diversity of fields of the current artistic research.


The artistic residency Jardin Rouge, created by the Montresso* Art Foundation, has been supporting and accompanying the research of international artists for eleven years now. Eight studios allow to welcome nearly thirty artists per cultural season, in a preserved environment, conducive to experimentation and dialogue. Focused on the theme of territories, Jardin Rouge is a creative laboratory in which artists benefit from research time but also help with visibility.


For its fifth edition, Urvanity Art is proud to partner with the Montresso* Art Foundation to strengthen their mutual support to the New Contemporary Art.


The Montresso* Art Foundation will grant an Acquisition Award and a Residency Award to two among the participant artists of Urvanity Art Fair 2021.


Acquisition Award

The selected artwork of the awarded artist will enter the Montresso* Art Foundation’s Permanent Collection.


Residency Award

The awarded artist will be granted with a residency at Jardin Rouge in Marrakesh, for a duration of 1-2 months. The residency includes travel, accommodation, production costs and a presentation of residency project at the Foundation.      

The artistic committee of the foundation, the artist TILT and Urvanity's director Sergio Sancho will compose the jury. The awarded artists will be announced during the Preview of the fair, May 27, 2021.


Award Winners

"La Alegoría del Hombre" by Mario Anton, represented at Urvanity 2021 by Lariot Collective, has been acquired by Montresso* Art Foundation.

Elena Rato, represented at Urvanity 2021 by Furiosa Gallery, has won the Montresso* Art Foundation residency award. 


"La Alegoría del Hombre" - Mario Anton. Oil on panel.
Elena Rato, represented at Urvanity 2021 by Furiosa Gallery.