ESSL ART AWARD CEE
Awarded by the Essl Collection, powered by bauMax and Vienna Insurance Group
Established in 2005 the ESSL ART AWARD is dedicated to the discovery and support of art students at art academies in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania and 2013 for the first time also in Turkey.
“It was our desire to promote young artists from Central and Southeast Europe and give them the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in an international museum context that inspired us to endow an art award in countries besides Austria where our family business bauMax is present. The ESSL ART AWARD is conferred every two years.”
Prof. Agnes and Karlheinz Essl
The ESSL ART AWARD aims at supporting artists while being in education and offers them an opportunity to present their works in an international museal context. It is crucial for this project to cooperate with the art academies. These institutions are the nucleus and well established places for the training of the future generations of artists.
In cooperation with bauMax the ESSL ART AWARD promotes young art talents in the countries in which the family business bauMax has an active presence. The Award thereby offers a direct access to contemporary art production of Central and South-Eastern Europe, at the very moment of its creation.
Up to now the ESSL ART AWARD was successfully awarded in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. 2013 will be the 5th time already.
ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2013
Cover motive: Martin Mrzljak (Winner ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011, Croatia),
Dance to…(Detail), 2010, Essl Private Collection,
© the artist, photo: Siniša Uštulica
NOMINEES FOR THE ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2013
The first round of the jury work is done. More than 500 art students from eight countries were competing in the Online Jury Voting, where 10 artists per country were selected for the Nominees Exhibitions. The openings in the eight countries are taking place in May 2013.
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AWARD GUIDELINES >>
International jury consisting of experts from the participating countries and three members from the Essl Museum. Head of the jury: Prof. René Block (expert for art from the CEE countries)
ESSL ART AWARD CEE HISTORY
All winners of the ESSL ART AWARD CEE from 2005 – 2011:
LIST OF WINNERS (ORDER BY COUNTRY) >>
LIST OF WINNERS (ORDER BY ALPHABET) >>
ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011 >>
ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2009 >>
ESSL AWARD 2007 >>
ESSL AWARD 2005 >>
CONTACT ESSL ART AWARD CEE
Organisation: Johanna Langfelder
T: +43 (0)2243 / 370 50 65