A collaboration between studio das weisse haus,
the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, and Erste Bank

In 2016, the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award has been awarded for the first time. It included a one-month residency in New York, and an exhibition on the 11th floor of the Austrian Cultural Forum located in the city, from July 7 to 31, 2016. In addition, an Honorable Mention, worth 1,500 euros and including a solo exhibition at das weisse haus has been awarded.

Jury Members
Boris Manner (curator, theorist and author), Eva Schlegel (artist), Andrei Siclodi (director of Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen), Ruth Goubran (director of Erste Bank’s MoreVALUE Sponsoring Program) and Alexandra Grausam (director of das weisse haus and studio das weisse haus)

Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award
After intense discussion, the jury unanimously chose Ulrike Königshofer, for the impressive clarity and accuracy of her artistic practice as well as its precise, analytically investigative character. In her works, the artist uses simple arrangements and apparatuses to observe and examine the relationship between the artistic object, the viewer’s perception and her own position. This results in new perspectives of seemingly natural processes.
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Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award – Honorable Mention
Recipient 2016: SAMUEL SCHAAB
Given the close decision, the runner-up Samuel Schaab received an Honorable Mention upon the jury’s recommendation. His works are fascinating in their formal quality. In his space-consuming installations and aesthetic objects, the artist primarily works with sound and light. He succeeds in making manifest immaterial phenomena such as wind, air or lightning.
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