A collaboration between studio das weisse haus,
the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, and Erste Bank
A success from the very beginning, Erste Bank’s partnership with das weisse haus continues: In 2016, the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award has been awarded for the first time.
The goal of this award is to promote a young, emerging artist or an artist collective and to facilitate a one-month residency in New York and an exhibition in the Austrian Cultural Forum located there.
The prize money of EUR 3,000 is provided by Erste Bank’s ExtraVALUE Sponsoring Programme to cover travel and accommodation expenses. Prior to the travel date, studio das weisse haus will support the awardee in finalising the concept for the exhibition, organising transport of the artworks and in making travel arrangements. The ACFNY will provide rent-free accommodation (studio with bathroom and kitchenette) in New York. It will also cover the shipping costs of the artworks from Austria to the United States as well as provide mentoring and all the essential components relating to the exhibition.
In addition, an Honourable Mention will be awarded, to be accompanied by a solo exhibition at das weisse haus.
Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award 2016
Recipient: ULRIKE KÖNIGSHOFER
Honorable Mention: SAMUEL SCHAAB
Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award 2017
On April 5, 2017 the jury will select the prize winner and awards the Honourable Mention. The final decision will be announced on 7 April 2017.
This year’s jury members are: Verena Gamper (Curator Kunsthalle Krems), Christine Haupt-Stummer (section.a), Manisha Jothady (Art Critic), Ruth Goubran (Head of Community Affairs und Sponsorship Erste Bank) and Alexandra Grausam (Director das weisse haus/studio das weisse haus).