viennacontemporary 2019 | Art and Gallery Prizes

Sep 25, 2019 1:40PM

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Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize 2019

This year the Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize in partnership with EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art is awarded to the Berlin-based artist Laura Schawelka. The prize allows an artist to work and live in one of the nine artists‘ studios of the Q21 ( at the MuseumsQuartier complex for two months. The artist, selected by a jury, also receives a 2,100.- euro bursary. The work produced by the artist over the residency period in Q21 will be presented at viennacontemporary the following year, 2020. The winning artist will also be featured by EIKON magazine.

Jury statement: With film and photography, which she arranges into multi-layered installations, Laura Schawelka (born 1988 in Munich, studied at the University of Fine Arts – Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, with Tobias Rehberger) creates a beguiling remix of quotations from our mediatized present. Using video-editing software, the artist creates hybrids between moving and still images that present themselves to viewers in such a fascinating, so oddly satisfying way that they can hardly escape Schawelka’s world, which oscillates between commodity aesthetics and food porn, between digital coolness and material sensuality.

The Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize for 2019 was awarded in the field of artistic photography and media art. Artists working in the medium of photography or in new media were invited to apply. On the jury panel were Elisabeth Hajek (Artistic Director, Q21 frei_raum exhibition space and Director of the Q21 Artist-in-Residence Programme), Nela Eggenberger (Chief Editor, EIKON), Marcello Farabegoli (freelance curator) and Johanna Chromik (Artistic Director viennacontemporary).

viennacontemporary Bildrecht SOLO Award

Aimed at supporting artists and galleries alike, the annual viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award honours an artist at a turning point in his or her career as well as an ambitious statement of a gallery. With the involvement of an independent jury of experts, Bildrecht, the Austrian Collecting Management Organisation, awards this year’s prize for an outstanding solo presentation during the Preview of viennacontemporary on September 26. 2,000 euro are awarded to an artist as well as to the exhibiting gallery.