It is an excellent opportunity for artists from Central and Eastern Europe. The deadline for the free appliation is May 25.
In 2012, Henkel Central Eastern Europe (Henkel CEE) is announcing its call for entries to participate in the 11th Henkel Art.Award. competition for Central and Eastern Europe. The art award targets creative visual artists from 23 countries in the region. The prize is granted in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria and the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna (Museum der Modernen Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien – mumok). The winner will not only be given a monetary prize of 7,000 euros, but an exhibition in his or her native country and an individual presentation at mumok in Vienna. Thus the total value of the art prize is 35,000 euros.
This year the Henkel Art.Award. will once again honor outstanding and innovative works submitted by visual artists in the fields of painting, drawing, photography, video and installation. A prominent international jury will convene in the summer of 2012 to nominate five finalists among all the entries to win the main prize. The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held in Vienna in October 2012.
Without prescribing any pre-defined themes, the Henkel Art.Award. bestows prizes for outstanding and innovative works of art created by visual artists in Central and Eastern Europe in the fields of painting, drawing, photography, video and installation. The winner is chosen from the submitted entries within the context of a multi-phased selection process.
Numerous Henkel Art.Award. finalists or winners in recent years were subsequently invited to international exhibitions and have enjoyed international success. These include Dan Perjovschi (2002), Miha Strukelj (2008) and Mladen Miljanovic (2009).
Henkel Art.Award. 2012 – Application materials:
Curriculum vitae and description of artistic career (in English or German)
Age limit: 40 (the artist may not have reached his or her 40th birthday at the time of the gala award ceremony held in Austria in October 2012)
3-5 reproductions of works of art: No originals!
Artwork in the fields of painting, drawing, photography: reproductions in the form of photos, folders and/or catalogues (Format: maximum A3). No slides, CDs or DVDs!
Artwork in the fields of video and installation: Submit entries in the form of video DVDs! (Maximum duration of presentation: 10 minutes)
All works of art must have originated after the year 2009
Entries from the following countries will be accepted: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and the Ukraine.