BECAUSE OF THE CORONACRISIS THE O-68 AWARD 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2021. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 1 JULY 2021.
Announcement O-68 Award 2020
Art Gallery O-68 presents the O-68 Award for the third time in 2021. It is a promotional price of € 10,000. This Award is open to visual artists who were born, studied, work, are living in the Dutch border provinces, Rheinland Westfalen in Germany or Flanders in Belgium, and who graduated from an art institution between 7 and 15 years ago (2006-2014). The prize envisions to stimulate artists in a period in which for many a tipping point in their career occurs.
The professional jury for this prize consists of:
Isabelle Bisseling, art historian, curator and visual artist, The Netherlands; Gerd Borkelmann, visual artist, curator, Germany; Marcel Doorduin, visual artist, teacher, The Netherlands; Karen Vermeren, visual artist, teacher, Belgium.
Selection criteria are quality of work and a plan for the use of the prize for the development of one’s own career.
Applications can be submitted from March 1 to July 1, 2021, 24h.
The prize will be awarded during the festive opening of an exhibition of the works of the 3 finalists on Sunday, November, 2020. The 2 finalists who have not won the prize will receive € 1000.
Exhibition at WARP
In addition, Platform Contemporary Art WARP in St. Niklaas, Belgium, offers the winning finalists an exhibition.
The application form can be downloaded at:
O-68 AWARD 2017
Wieteke Heldens won the O-68 Award 2017. She exhibited her work together with Karen Vermeren in the exhibition “De Finalisten” from December 10 2017 to January 14 2018.
Photo of opening of this exhibition
The nominees for the O-68 Award 2017 were
O-68 Award 2014
From left to right:
– Casper Verborg: event no 1
– Mariska de Groot: Installation Cinechine,
– Heidi Linck: 2 drawings
The winner was: Mariska de Groot