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Francisco Tomsich is an artist and author born in Uruguay in 1981. He produces exhibitions, publications, works for the stage, research models and pedagogical devices since 2003, operating with different media, languages and tongues. He has co-founded and integrates many non-disciplinary associations of artists and cultural workers in South America and Europe. He participated in the 7th MERCOSUR Biennial (2009) and the 1st Montevideo Biennial (2012). His works have been exhibited and published internationally and awarded on many occasions, including the National Prize for Literature of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay (2012) and the FEFCA Scholarship for young artists from the same institution (2013). His works are characterized by the attention paid to the material conditions of production in the time and place in which they occur and the urgency to produce critical dialogues between images of the past, notions of the present and active models of the future. He lives in Istria.

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AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Third National Prize for Literature for the book of short stories Auga. Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay, 2020.
  • Fondo Concursable para la Cultura, National Grant Program for the Visual Arts, Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay, for the project “Give my regards to those you connect (The Clemente Project)”, 2018.
  • Artistic Research Scholarship for Young Artists (FEFCA), Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay, for the project Realisms, allegories and functions: towards an assimilation of the recent visual arts from Eastern Europe, 2013.
  • Fondo Concursable para la Cultura, National Grants Program for the Visual Arts, Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay, for the project Tempel der Medusa / Templo de Medusa, 2013.
  • Fondo Concursable para la Cultura, National Grants Program for Dance, Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay, for the project Los hombres sin paz (with the choreographer and dancer Ruth Ferrari), 2013.
  • 1st National Literature Prize for Unpublished Poetry, Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay, for the book El viento, 2012.
  • Fondo Concursable para la Cultura, National Grants Program for Literature, Ministry of Education and Culture, Uruguay, for the book Sonetos a dos (with Horacio Cavallo), 2008.
  • Scholarship Award, 52nd National Prize for the Visual Arts, Ministry of Education and Culture/ Foreign Office/ Torstrasse 111, Berlin, Germany, 2007.
  • Exchange scholarship, D.A.U. Highschool, Colonia Valdense, Uruguay – Celciusskolan, Uppsala, Sweden, 1999.

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