In its 26th edition, the international art prize again honors strong young positions in contemporary painting and drawing. The award ceremony will be broadcast live on 17 June!
Since its internationalization in 2009, the STRABAG Artaward has been announced in a three-year cycle in European countries in which STRABAG operates as a construction group. In the years 2021-2023, artists from Austria, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary are invited to apply. In January 2021, 835 artists applied. During the online preliminary jury, the eight members of the international jury reviewed all the accepted submissions and selected 61 positions that were invited to submit their works to the final jury session: 16 from Poland, 11 from Slovakia, 6 from the Czech Republic, 10 from Hungary and 18 from Austria. The final jury session took place in April 2021 in Vienna in front of the original works.
Shortlisted artists for the STRABAG Artaward International 2021 are:
Anouk Lamm Anouk / AT
Robert Gabris / AT/SK
Samuel Paučo / CZ
Natália Šimonová / SK
Marcin Zawicki / PL
„This year’s submissions to the STRABAG Artaward International have demonstrated impressively that painting, as a supposedly outmoded and obsolete medium, maintains its relevance in a digital age and proves to be extremely resilient.“
Roman Grabner, Curator at Universalmuseum Joanneum and jury member
Award ceremony and exhibition
You can follow the award ceremony and the exhibition opening of the award-winning works live. The live stream will begin at 6:30 p.m. on 17 June, 2021, on the STRABAG Kunstforum YouTube channel.