EFG Weatlh Management

Main Sponsor of Pinta

EFG International is a global private banking group offering private banking and asset management services and is headquartered in Zurich. As a leading Swiss private bank, EFG International has a presence in major financial centres and growth markets and operates in around 40 locations worldwide, with a network spanning Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East. The EFG Latin America Art Award, in collaboration with Art Nexus, an annual acquisitions award given to a contemporary Latin American artist, was created in 2010. Nominees are selected from five art fairs in Latin America:  SP-Arte (São Paulo); Ch.ACO (Santiago de Chile), Pinta PArC (Lima); arteBA (Buenos Aires) and  ArtBO (Bogotá).

The EFG Latin America Art Award seeks to promote the creation and development of visual arts in the region and attract collectors to art fairs in Latin America. EFG Capital acquires in each edition a work of art among the selected nominees, which is announced at the Pinta Miami fair. The complete EFG Latin America Art Award collection is on permanent display at EFG Capital's Miami office.


This is the list of the awarded artists in the past years:

Clemencia Echeverri (Colombia, 1950) - ARTBO 2023  [more info]

Carla Chaim (Sao Paulo, 1983) - SP-ARTE 2022 [more info]

Dagoberto Rodríguez (Caibarién, Cuba, 1963) - PArC / ART LIMA 2021 [more info]

Gonzalo Fuenmayor (Colombia, 1977) - P.AR.C / ART LIMA 2020  [more info]

José Vera Matos (Lima, 1981) - ART LIMA 2019  [more info]

Jerry B. Martin (Colombia, 1976) - Ch.ACO 2018  [more info]

Edwin Monsalve (Medellín, Colombia, 1984) - ARTBO 2017  [more info]

José Angel Vincench (Holguín, Cuba, 1973) - ART LIMA 2016  [more info]

Diana Fonseca (Havana, Cuba, 1978) - CH.ACO 2015  [more info]

José Dávila (Guadalajara, México, 1974) - SP-ARTE 2014  [more info]

Carlos Garaicoa (Havana, Cuba, 1967) - ARTBO 2013 [more info]

Manuel Calderón (Bogotá, Colombia, 1985) - Ch.ACO 2012 [more info]

Miler Lagos (Bogotá, Colombia, 1973) - ARTBO 2011 [more info]




2023 Clemencia Echeverri

Clemencia Echeverri (Colombia, 1950). Based on the research conducted for her large-scale project Duelos, presented at the Fragmentos space in Bogota, Clemencia Echeverri created the works Desborde 2 and Sub_terra, which review the effects of mining on the landscape. 

The work was selected with the collaboration of Jaime Cerón, Writer and Art Curator, and Celia Sredni de Birbragher, Editor and Publisher of ArtNexus.

DESBORDE 2, 2017. Altered Photograph. 83.8 x 43.3 in. Unique Piece.

SUB_TERRA, 2017. Single channel video. FULL HD - No Sound. 6’ Loop. Edition 5 + 2 A/P. Artwork created from the territory of the work SIN CIELO. Location: Municipality of Marmato, Caldas. Courtesy: Rolf Art


2022 Carla Chaim

Carla Chaim (São Paulo, 1983), has studied Visual Arts in FAAP (2004), where she has a MFA in Art History (2007). She has also participated in many art residencies, such as Arteles, Finland (2013) and The Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (2010). Her work is part of collections such as Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Miami, USA; Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo; Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP), SP; MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), RJ, Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto (MARP), Ribeirão Preto, and Ministério das Relações Exteriores, Itamaraty, Brasília.

The work was selected with the collaboration of Alexia Tala, Art Critic and Historian, and Celia Sredni de Birbragher, Editor and Publisher of ArtNexus.

Carbon scratch black III, 2021 Scratched black carbon paper on colored paper.
120 x 45.7 cm (polyptych). Courtesy: Galeria Raquel Arnaud.


2021 Dagoberto Rodríguez

Dagoberto Rodríguez, 1969 Caibarién, Cuba. Combining architecture, design and sculpture, the work of Dagoberto Rodríguez uses humor and irony to address key issues in art, politics and society. Since the 1990s, he has been living a nomadic existence at the crossroads of diverse cultures, which has led him to set up his studio successively in La Havana, Los Angeles, New York and more recently Madrid where he currently lives. “Immigration has become part of our identity. We carry on being Cuban even when we’re living in separate geographies,” he explains.

The work was selected with the collaboration of Oscar Roldán-Alzate, Director of Museo Universidad de Antioquia (MUUA), and Celia Sredni de Birbragher, Editor and Publisher of ArtNexus.

El Fin (The End), 2020. Watercolor on paper. 25.9 x 39.9 cm. Courtesy: Piero Atchugarray Gallery.


2020 Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Gonzalo Fuenmayor (Colombia, 1977) is an artist based in Miami who works mainly with drawing. Gonzalo has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Latin America and Europe and his work was recently exhibited at The Florida Prize 2018, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando; a solo exhibition "Tropical Mythologies" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2015; "Caribbean Crossroads", at the Queens Museum, NY; as well as recent solo exhibitions at Dot Fiftyone Gallery in 2018 and Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco in 2016.

The work was selected by José Roca, Curator and Artistic Director at FLORA ars+natura, and Celia Sredni de Birbragher, Editor and Publisher of ArtNexus.

Apocalypse XXV, 2019. Charcoal on paper. 84 1/4 x 44 7/8 in Courtesy: Galería El Museo.


2019 José Vera Matos

José Vera Matos (Lima, 1981) studied at the School of Visual Arts Edith Sachs and at the National School of Fine Arts of Peru. He received the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Fellowship for Latin American Artists in 2012. His work is part of public and private collections such as Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark and MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima.

The work selected is made from a partial transcription of the text “The Tyranny of the Inca” by Richard Parra, from a series of works that translates tensions, fractures, and coincidences between two totally opposite ways of understanding reality, produced in response to the Conquest of the Aztec Empire. Through geometrical forms, which in this case refer to pre-Hispanic architecture, the artist draws horizon forms in constant creation.

The work was selected by Sharon Lerner, Contemporary Art Curator MALI, and Celia Sredni de Birbragher, Editor and Publisher of ArtNexus.

Untitled, book transcript “The tyranny of the Inca” by Richard Parra, 2018
Ink on cotton paper.100 x 149 cm, 80 m2. Courtesy: 80m2 Livia Benavides.


2018 Jerry B. Martin

Born in Colombia in 1976, Jerry B. Martin has lived in Lima since 1980. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts Corriente Alterna and graduated with honors. He then began the interdisciplinary life project The Typewriter. Martin is a member of Residencia Internacional de Performance Cita a Ciegas, Cusco – Peru.

Martin’s work has been displayed in museums in Peru and abroad, including: Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI); Museo del Banco Wiesse, Lima – Peru; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Santiago de Chile – Chile; Memorial de America Latina, São Paulo / Galería Marta Traba, São Paulo – Brazil. He has held three individual exhibitions: RED at Revolver Galería, Lima – Peru (2014); Memorabilia at Galería L’Imaginaire de la Alliance Francaise, Lima – Peru (2011); and Blue Pieces at Revolver Galería, Lima – Peru (2008). In 2012, he participated in La Inminencia de las Poéticas, XXX Bienal of São Paulo, Brazil and the IV Bienal de Performance DEFORMES, Santiago de Chile - Chile.

He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including: CRIMINALIDAD & CRIMINALIZACIÓN at La Galería de la Universidad de Lima, Lima – Peru (2017); SUPERNOVA at Revolver Galería, Lima – Peru (2017); PRÓXIMA PARADA. Artistas peruanos en la Colección Hochschild en Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid – Spain (2017); TYPED CUT PEELED & PAINTED Latin American made, McClain Gallery, Houston – United Stated (2015); Fugas at Carmen Araujo Arte, Caracas – Venezuela (2015); Ruta & Hemnia, Solo Project – ABC, Berlin – Germany, (2014); The Camino Real Arcades curated by Pablo León de la Barra, C.C Camino Real, Lima – Peru (2013); Bajo el Sol de la Muerte at Espacio Mínimo gallery, Madrid – Spain (2013); Días Negros at Revolver Galería, Lima – Peru (2012); Revolver at Nueveochenta Arte Contemporáneo gallery, Bogotá – Colombia (2012); Transitions at The Mission, Chicago – USA, (2011); and Peripheral Visions at Hendershot Gallery, New York – USA (2011).

The work was selected with the collaboration of Juan José Santos, art critic and curator, and Celia Sredni de Birbragher, Editor and Publisher of ArtNexus.

N.O., 2017. Mixed media on canvas.180 x 100 cm. Courtesy: Revolver Galería.


2017 Edwin Monsalve

Edwin Monsalve was born in Medellín, Colombia in 1984. He graduated with a Master of Arts from the Universidad de Antioquía. He currently lives and works in Medellín.

As Monsalve explains: “Through my work I propose a reflection on the notions of beauty and representation. When I represent nature, I break with the traditional configuration because I trigger associations that go beyond mimetic form, giving way to the disappearance of shapes and, in some cases, leaving only an invisible presence. Reality–fiction, science–nature, ecology– economics, politics–power are the interdisciplinary relationships I have used to formulate my projects and have also been key in defining my creative process.”

Reality and fiction as a technique, science and nature as a method, and now ecology, economics, politics and power as an active presence and space for discussion have become relevant subjects within which matter and its significance have gained even more relevance by virtue of their association with local and global issues. Geodesy (geo=land and desy=divide) shares its origin with geometry and was conceived with the purpose of surveying and dividing  the earth. In this project, it therefore operates as a metaphor by representing the exploration and transformation of the landscape.

This is how this project explores the idea of territory as that which is sectioned, divided, distributed and dismantled - actions that entail implicit acts of power, which in turn directly or indirectly affect different spheres such as ecology, economics and politics. Oil, coal, gold, silver and copper are minerals from the earth that are a result of that division. In their plastic form, these minerals are conceived as abstractions of landscapes turned flat due to their constant exploitation and devastation.

Tryptic from Geodesia series, 2017 

Gold leaf, copper, silver and oil with mineral coal on canvas.

180 x 89 x 4 cm each  Courtesy: El Museo Gallery.


2016 José Angel Vincench

José Angel Vincench Barrera was born in Holguín, Cuba, in 1973. He studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte in La Habana, where he lives and works today. His creations have been shown and collected by major institutions such as CIFO, PAMM and the Frost Museum.

For many years, he has been developing his conceptual work based on language - particularly words and sentences of political meaning in the Cuban semiotic landscape. As Vincench explains: “In Cuba a dissident is the worst thing you can be… no one wants to be associated with a dissident. Because I am an artist and an intellectual, I see things differently. I want to show people that dissidence is just another way of looking at something.”

The work by Vincench was pre- selected at Art Lima by Celia Sredni  de Birbragher of ArtNexus and Sharon Lerver.

Activismo (Activism), 2016. Gold leaf on canvas. 200 x 100 cm

Autonomia (Autonomy), 2016 .Gold leaf on canvas. 200 x 100 cm

Courtesy: Galería Klaus Steinmetz


2015 Diana Fonseca

Diana Fonseca, the 2015 winner, was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1978. She studied at the San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy and the Instituto Superior de Arte, Cuba. Among her most recent group exhibitions was the 10th Mercosul Biennial – Messages From a New America at Bienel do Mercosul, Porto Alegre; By The Book at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York City; as well as And Finally Happened/ Group Video Show at Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba.

Fonseca is a multidisciplinary artist whose work deals with the detailed construction and transformation of the ordinary objects and events that surround her.

Fonseca gives added importance to process and persistent gestures. “The videos Walking under the Sun and Lovers come from memories of games from my childhood. I appropriate what we may call the content of these games because of the creativeness in them, where I find metaphors related to reality and to its expressions in a poetic way and besides, reflecting intrinsic desires of human beings. In the case of Walking under the Sun, it evidences my recurrent personal dream: Walking as a giant through my city and the world as well.”

(Diana Fonseca)

 The winning work was pre-selected by Celia Sredni de Birbragher of ArtNexus and Alexia Tala at Ch.ACO. Other nominees for the 2015 award included: Adán Vallecillo (ArtBo), María Ignacia Edwards (Art Lima), Rosario Zorraquin (arteBA) and Celina Portella (SP Arte).

Caminando Bajo el Sol, 2007  Video, 3:45. Edition 2/5

Desierto, 2015 Video, 00:46. Edition 1/5

Ausencia, 2015 Video, 5:03. Edition ⅕


2014 José Dávila

José Dávila, winner of the 2014 award, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1974 and has become an important name among Jalisco’s young artists. His artistic style can be described as being on the boundaries of homage, imitation and critique. In a sort of mirage, Dávila uses different reproduction strategies to dismantle the relationship between form and content, as well as to manifest the virtues and deficiencies of his references.

His work has been exhibited in: Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, Mexico City; Caixa Forum, Madrid; MoMA PS1, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; San Diego Museum of Art; Museo de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; MAK, Vienna, Fundación / Colección JUMEX, Mexico City; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Museu do Arte Moderna, São Paulo; The Moore Space, Miami; and NICC, Antwerp, among others.

The work was pre-selected by Celia Sredni de Birbragher of ArtNexus at SP- Arte. Other nominees for the 2014 award included: Chiara Banfi (ArtBo), Nicole Franchy (Art Lima), Monika Bravo (arteBA) and Enrique Ramirez (Ch.ACO).

Untitled, 2014. Aluminum frames, paint and metal wire. 90 x 90 x 5 cm

Courtesy: Galería Travesía Cuatro.


2013 Carlos Garaicoa

Carlos Garaicoa, winner of the 2013 prize, was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1967. He studied visual arts at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba.

Garaicoa is fascinated by urbanism, architecture and history. He adopts a multidisciplinary approach to cultural and political issues through various media and techniques, including installation, video, photography, sculpture, pop-up books and drawings.

Garaicoa was pre-selected during ArtBo 2012 by Celia Sredni de Birbragher of ArtNexus together with art critic Osvaldo Sánchez.

To Transform Political Words into Facts, Finally II (IV), 2009. Photo print on plaster mounted on aluminum and embossed. 120 x 77.5 cm. Courtesy: Galería La Caja Negra


2012 Manuel Calderón

Emerging artist Manuel Calderón, winner of the award in its second year, was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1985. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

“From his earliest works Calderón has unleashed his obsessions, first with drawing, approached in a classical manner but translated into a contemporary language… Nonetheless in this latest exhibition Calderón presents us with the depths of another of his obsessions: the perpetuated self-portrait. The artist repeated it endlessly until infinite multiplication has the effect of dissolving him into the whole of an anonymous and uniform mass. Calderón mechanically derives from the image unceasingly repeated and combines the arduous technique of drawing – as the base for digital animation – and digital printing, a contrasting mode of production and “mechanical” reproduction of the image.

Both approaches contrast the analogue with the digital” (ArtNexus). Calderón’s most recent solo exhibition was Mecánicamente at Galería El Museo in Bogotá in 2014. The artist’s group exhibitions include: Lenguajes en Papel, Galería el Museo in Bogotá in 2014 and Persicópio, recent graduates from the Universidad Nacional, Banco de la República, in 2013.

The winning work was pre-selected at the Ch.ACO fair, Santiago de Chile, by curator Alexia Tala and Celia Sredni de Birbragher of ArtNexus. 

7118. Nº4 ( VICTOR). Contents Series (Diptych), 2012. Pencil on paper and 10-minute video. 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Courtesy: Galería El Museo


2011 Miler Lagos

Miler Lagos, the winner of the inaugural prize in 2011, was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1973. His creation emphasizes ecological themes, powerfully calling attention to the skilful forms and techniques he uses to create his art.

Lagos was pre-selected during ArtBo 2010 by Celia Sredni de Birbragher of ArtNexus and art critic Charmaine Picard. Other nominees for the 2011 award included: Thiago Rocha Pitta  (SP Arte), Matias Duville (arteBA) and Voluspa Jarpa (Ch.ACO).

Tree Ring Dating, 2010. Newspaper, collage.  154 x 154 cm