Many artists think that winning an art competition means a recognition of the artist’s talent, but it is mainly the result of long and painstaking work. Victory is impossible without well-prepared materials such as: CV, artist’s statement, portfolio, and others, but we usually don’t consider the role of social networks, and how they significantly affect the jury’s choice.

Today, social networks are an integral part of most people's lives. In art — especially when it's institutionalized — no matter how strange it may seem at first glance, social networks play an important role. Most art organizations exist on public or…

Ilya Yod

An artist presenting his paintings at the Moscow Center of Modern Art exhibition in 2010. Visit his website

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