For the third year Erste Bank is presenting the ExtraVALUE Art Awards to artists whose work have already been presented in das weisse haus or who have participated in the studio and residence program of studio das weisse haus. They were created, in order to promote emerging artistic positions.
Since their launch in 2016, two awards are presented: The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award carries with it a prize money of 3.000 euros, including a one-month stay in New York and a presentation at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY), opning on June 20, 2018. The main goal of the residency is for it to be used as a source of inspiration, as well as to establish new contacts and expand his/her network. Furthermore, the presentation at the ACFNY should enhance the artists’ presence internationally.
The awardees to date have been Karl Salzmann (2017) and Ulrike Königshofer (2016).
On the recommendation of the jury, another prize was awarded in 2016, which has become an integral part of the promotion thereof. It is endowed with 1.500 euros and accompanied by solo exhibition in das weisse haus, prospectively in September/October 2018.
So far, the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Recognition Award has been awarded to Nika Kupyrova (2017) and Samuel Schaab (2016).