mumok: Announcement of the shortlist for the Vordemberge-Gildewart scholarship 2022

20 artists under 35 who live and work in Austria nominated for one of the most endowed young talent grants in Europe

Art awards and grants are extremely important to artists. In addition to the public attention, which all nominees enjoy, the prize naturally facilitates the economic situation of the winner, especially when it comes to such a well-endowed scholarship,” says Karola Kraus, director of mumok. “We are all the more pleased to have been able to convince the foundation to cooperate with mumok this year.

Karola Kraus, director of mumok

Vienna (OTS) Once a year, the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation awards a work grant worth 60,000 Swiss francs (approximately 58,000 euros) to young artists under the age of 35. This makes the Vordemberge-Gildewart scholarship one of the most endowed young artists in Europe.

Shortlist 2022

For the scholarship 2022 Ilkin Beste Çirak + Nigel Gavus, Rehema Chachage, Lukas Gritzner, Jojo Gronostay, Flora Hauser, Aklima Iqbal, Ana Likar, Irina Lotarevich, Marlene Maier, Theodor Maier, Cecilie Nørgaard, Anne Schmidt, Myles Starr, Miriam Stoney, Laurence Sturla, Huda Takriti, Anna Tje, Johanna Charlotte Trede and Valentina Triet and Antoinette Zwirchmayr appointed.

2022 selection process with mumok as organizational partner

The scholarship holder is selected each year by an independent international jury on the basis of a collective exhibition organized by the Foundation in collaboration with a European artistic institution. This year, mumok is preparing the awarding of the 2022 scholarship as an organizational partner.
Art awards and grants are extremely important to artists. In addition to the public attention, which all nominees enjoy, the prize naturally facilitates the economic situation of the winner, especially when it comes to such a well-endowed scholarship,” says Karola Kraus, director of mumok. “We are all the more pleased to have been able to convince the foundation to cooperate with mumok this year.

The 2022 prize will go to an artist who lives and works in Austria, since the focus each year is on the young regional art scene of the cooperating institution.
In order to get as complete an overview as possible of the main artistic positions in this field, mumok has invited renowned artists and art specialists who work in local art schools and are very familiar with recent artistic developments. to submit potential participants to propose an exhibition. From the resulting long list of 83 entries, mumok curators then selected the final 20 entrants.

“nominated…” Vordemberge-Gildewart Scholarship 2022

The exhibition (from June 2 to July 3, 2022) presents the short list of nominated artists, with the works or series of works presented being selected by the artists themselves.
During the opening on June 1, 2022 at mumok, the president of the jury will announce the scholarship holder.

The foundation

The Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation was founded in Switzerland in 1981 by the will of Ilse Engelina Vordemberge, née Leda, widow of the artist Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart. The aim of the foundation is to preserve the artistic work of Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart and to promote young visual artists in his spirit.
In cooperation with renowned institutions throughout Europe, young artists are invited to the competition every year. Since 1983, the foundation has awarded 37 scholarships.

Foundation website

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (born November 17, 1899 in Osnabrück as Friedrich Vordemberge; † December 19, 1962 in Ulm) was a German graphic designer, painter and sculptor. Its heritage, consisting of works of art, written and photographic documents and its library, has been in the Museum Wiesbaden since 1997.
Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart participated in documenta 1 (1955) and documenta II (1959) in Kassel.
More information: https://vordemberge-gildewart.eu/theartist/biography/

EVENTS

“nominated…” Vordemberge-Gildewart Scholarship 2022
Duration June 2 to July 3, 2022

Opening and announcement of the scholarship holder: Vordemberge-Gildewart scholarship 2022

Date: 06/01/2022, 18:00 – 21:00

Location: mumok
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria

Press tour: “nominated…” Vordemberge-Gildewart Scholarship 2022

Date: 06/01/2022, 10:00 – 11:00

Location: mumok
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria

Questions & contacts:

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Katharina Murschetz (manager), Katharina Kober
Press and public relations
T +43-1-52500-1400, 1309
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