XIII Young Painter Prize will take place at MO museum
One of the key art events in the Baltic region, the Young Painter Prize will introduce the up-and-coming young talents. Since its very beginning in 2009, the aim of the project has been not only to introduce the up-and-coming artists to the wider audiences, but also to help the collectors and curators discover new talent in the Baltic states. The Lewben Art Foundation, who has been supporting the Young Painter Prize for many years, this year is also among the patrons.
The international jury selected 15 finalists who will now compete for the title of the Young Painter Prize 2021 winner. This year's finalists will be showcased in MO Museum from 18 November 2021 to 30 January 2022. During the show's opening night, MO Museum will hold a public discussion and the nomination ceremony.
This year's YPP finalists are: Arnolds Andersons (LV), Gytis Arošius (LT), Kazimieras Brazdžiūnas (LT), Aurelija Bulaukaitė (LT), Siiri Jüris (EE), Madara Kvēpa (LV), Lisette Lepik (EE), Edvinas Mikulskis (LT), Erika Povilonytė (LT), Indrė Rybakovaitė (LT), Justīnė Seile-Urtāne (LV), Greta Šležaitė (LT), Dominykas Sidorovas (LT), Denisa Štefanigova (EE), and Mantas Valentukonis (LT).
This year the YPP competition entries were assessed by the international jury: Arild H. Eriksen (art historian, Director of Residency Centre at the Nordic Artists' Centre Dale), Gabrielė Radzevičiūtė (curator, MO Museum), Karin Laansoo (Director of the Estonian KAI Art Centre), Deimantas Narkevičius (filmmaker, video artist, sculptor), Zane Tuča (Latvian painter, the YPP 2013 winner), and Mėta Valiušaitytė (art historian).
This year’s YPP winner will receive several prizes: two month residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (Norway) with the 11,000 NOK monthly stipend, as well as the 3,000 EUR monetary award and the opportunity to hold a solo show at the Pamėnkalnis Gallery, Vilnius. The YPP winner’s artwork will be donated to the collection of the Lithuanian National Museum of Art. One selected YPP participant will also be awarded a special prize of 1,000 EUR kindly offered by the MO Museum.
More information about the event is available here.