GFAA is the first annual program ever created to recognize the best curated art and design exhibitions worldwide- in museums, galleries, art fairs and biennials, as well as public installations.
The award criteria are excellence and innovation in exhibition design, historical context, educational value, and public appeal.
The 2016 GFAA Nominees were announced in London on October 6, 2016 at the Ritz Hotel, during Frieze London and Frieze Masters.
This year’s Award Finalists were announced at a private event hosted by the Baccarat Hotel in NYC on October 25, 2016.
The culmination of the year-long process to discover the best curated art and design exhibitions will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 with the celebration of all Nominees and the presentation of the Winners of the 2016 Global Fine Art Awards (GFAA). The black-tie gala will take place at the historic and resplendent National Arts Club, on Gramercy Park in New York City.
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The 2016 edition includes 11 juried awards
Contemporary or Post-War – solo artist
Contemporary or Post-War – theme or group
Impressionist or Modern – theme or group
Impressionist or Modern – solo artist
Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters or Dynasties – solo artist
Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters or Dynasties – theme or group
Additionally, the final award, “Youniversal,” recognizes the best exhibition of the year as determined by public vote from people across the globe, which all nominees are eligible to win. Thousands of votes were cast during the voting period, from October 26th through November 13th, 2016. To expand the digital presence of GFAA further, a new award was added this year: YOU-2. The Top 10 Nominees, based on the Youniversal votes, became eligible for this Twitter-based award.