Award 5

The Officine Saffi Award aims to present the best works by artists, makers, artisans and designers engaged in contemporary ceramics. Officine Saffi Award works proactively to encourage the construction of new connections between artists, institutions and audiences in a perspective of dialogue and intercultural exchange.
The Award's mission is to stimulate the creation of meaningful links between subject areas, practices, geographical settings, and generations, broadening and enriching the ceramics discourse by disseminating its knowledge.
For the 5th edition, applicants were invited to focus on the concepts intrinsic to “(un)Known Territories,” and so on the richness of meanings that can be found in an open definition of the term “territory”: physical matter, sedimented and in constant transformation; place of discovery; subject and object of knowledge in the making; a narrative device that binds personal and collective stories, places and cultures.
The shortlisted works will be presented in a curated group exhibition which opened to the public in Milan on May 29th 2024, at Fondazione Officine Saffi's new venue. 
The winners proclamation took place May 28th, 2024 on the occasion of the new Foundation's Milanese headquarters and exhibition opening.