ALA for Art 2022

February 7th, 2022

ALA Art Prize 2022 T.O.F. — TIME OF FLIGHT
A project by ALA FOR ART

Deadline 28 March 2022


After the success of the first edition, ALA Art Prize, an initiative by ALA For Art promoted by the ALA Group, is back again in 2022 with a new open call dedicated to all artists and collectives of artists aged between 18 and 40 operating in Italy.

The 2022 proposed theme, which artists will have to stick to in designing their art project, is new as well: T.o.F,  short for Time Of Flight. It  indicates the measure of the time taken by an object, a particle or a wave – acoustic, electromagnetic or other – to travel a certain distance in a given medium.

The 2022 edition of ALA Art Prize invites artists to measure time, understood in its intimate or collective dimension, in relation to space and / or to the body, in its various forms, as an ever-changing flow, as a circular sequence, or as a suspension in case of its absence.

The call will be open from February 7th to March 28th, 2022 ; participation is free by filling out the online form on the website ALA Corporation

The winning work will become part of  ALA’s  corporate art collection together with the work by Mariangela Levita, UP, which won the first edition of  ALA Art Prize.

Once again this year, artists are invited to design an original site-specific project for ALA headquarters in Naples,  within the Teatro Mediterraneo of  Mostra d’Oltremare, which will get them to interact with the work environment and its community, thus establishing a space for discussion between art, business and contemporary creativity. 

To encourage such connection, ALA has chosen to involve the people who daily  inhabit its spaces in the selection procedures of the winning project.

The winner will be awarded a cash prize of € 10,000.00, necessary to cover the artist’s fee and production costs. The winning artwork will be nominated by a prestigious jury made up of international critics and curators such as Giovanni Carmine, Director of the Kunst Halle in St Gallen and curator of Art Basel Unlimited, Eugenio Viola, Chief Curator | MAMBO – Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Bogotá and curator of the Italian Pavilion 2022 at the 59th Venice Biennale, and Alessia Volpe, independent curator and Director of the Ciaccia Levi Gallery in Paris.

«The experience of the first edition of ALA Art Prize makes us proud and spurs us to continue with enthusiasm in this direction.
For 2022 we are renewing  the open call formula by extending the invitation to all visual artists active in Italy, in hope of inspiring and promoting contemporary culture throughout the country and supporting young talents, particularly  in such critical time in  history.

Through ALA For Art project, which was launched last year – including ALA Art Prize as its first step  and  UP by Mariangela Levita as the first piece  in the collection – we intend to contribute to the successful synergy between the world of culture and business, shaping a new space for discussion between creativity and enterprise. This is the spirit which inspired us to open our Naples offices at  Mostra d’Oltremare to contemporary art and that is why this year we have decided  to actively involve our team by making them part of an inclusive  process that we believe can contribute to strengthening ALA’s shared identity» declares Vittorio Genna, Founder & Vice Chairman.
ALA For Art‘s 2021 projects and results will be reported in a forthcoming publication featuring the first artist to join the collection, Mariangela Levita, and her work.

ALA For Art is a project conceived and promoted by ALA – a Group listed on Euronext Growth Milan of Borsa Italiana, one of the main global players in the offer of integrated logistics services and in the distribution of products and components for the aviation and aerospace industry – in order  to build a permanent collection housed in our Naples headquarters at Mostra d’Oltremare.