ESSL ART AWARD CEE
Awarded by the Essl Collection, powered by bauMax and Vienna Insurance Group
“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 bauMax is present. The ESSL ART AWARD is
conferred every two years.”
Prof. Agnes and Karlheinz Essl
ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011
The ESSL ART AWARD is dedicated to the discovery and support of art students in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia. The ESSL ART AWARD aims at supporting artists who are still in training. Collaboration with the art academies is a central point in this endeavour, as they are the nucleus and well-established centres for the training of future generations of artists.
For 2011 more than 400 students from 7 countries were competing in the Online Jury Voting, where 10 artists per country were chosen for the Nominees Exhibitions. The openings in the seven capital cities took place in May and June 2011.
WINNERS OF THE ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011
After intensive jury discussions, finally the winners of the ESSL ART AWARD were selected at the Nominees’ Exhibitions in the seven capital cities, in May and June 2011. The 14 award winners will show their works in a group exhibition at the Essl Museum, opening on 1st of December. Furthermore Mrs. Essl invited 4 artists to participate in this exhibition as so called “Collector’s Invitations”.
WINNERS AND COLLECTOR’S INVITATIONS 2011 >>
Read more about the winners on our blog >>
ALL NOMINEES FOR 2011 >>
For information on the Nominees’ Exhibitions and the Prizes see >>
Cover motive: Jakub Nepraš (winner of the ESSL AWARD 2007)
“Babylon Plant” (Detail), 2006, Essl Private Collection, Foto © the artist
International jury consisting of experts from the participating countries and two members from the Essl Museum.
Head of the jury: Prof. René Block (independent curator and journalist)
Under the patronage of Prof. Agnes Essl (art collector)
AWARD GUIDELINES >>
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 2009 >>
ESSL AWARD 2007 >>
ESSL AWARD 2005 >>
CONTACT ESSL ART AWARD CEE
Organisation: Silvia Köpf
T: +43 (0)2243 / 370 50 67