Belvedere 21

BC21 Art Award 2017

20 Sep - 19 Nov 2017

Judith Fegerl
Photo: Klaus Fritsch
Anja Ronacher
Photo: Anja Schaffner
Toni Schmale, Loch ist Loch, 2012
Photo: Toni Schmale
Anne Speier, Silberkuppe, 2015
Photo: Timo Ohler
20 September – 19 November 2017

Curated by Luisa Ziaja

For the sixth time, the Boston Consulting Group will team up with the Belvedere to offer the BC21 Art Award, which has a value of 20,000 Euro. Works from the four nominated artists will be shown in an exhibition at the 21er Haus from 20 September to 29 October 2017. An international jury will decide the winner at the beginning of October.

Vienna-based artists Judith Fegerl (born 1977), Anja Ronacher (born 1979), Toni Schmale (born 1980), and Anne Speier (born 1977) have been put forward for this year’s BC21 BostonConsulting & BelvedereContemporary Art Award.

The BC21 Art Award was created by the BCG and the Belvedere in 2007 and is geared toward artists under the age of 40. The prize winners to-date have been Nilbar Güres (2015), Anna Witt (2013), Lucie Stahl (2011), Nadim Vardag (2009), and Constantin Luser (2007).

This year’s nomination jury consists of Seamus Kelly (Director, Salzburger Kunstverein), Simone Menegoi (freelance curator and author, based in Milan), Vivien Trommer (freelance curator and author, based in Frankfurt), and Cosima Rainer (Director, Stadtgalerie Schwaz). The jury members each chose an artistic perspective independently of one another.

The winner will be chosen at the beginning of October 2017 by the selection jury, which consists of Marius Babias (Director, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein), Zdenka Badovinac (Director, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana), Theodor Vischer (Senior Curator at Large, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel), and Stella Rollig (General Director, Belvedere and 21er Haus).

Tags: Marius Babias, Judith Fegerl, Nilbar Güres, Constantin Luser, Rainer Fetting, Anja Ronacher, Anne Speier, Lucie Stahl, Nadim Vardag, Anna Witt