September 20, 2020 - Salzburger Kunstverein - International call: SpallArt Prize Salzburg 2021
September 20, 2020

Salzburger Kunstverein

Courtesy SpallArt Prize Salzburg.

International call: SpallArt Prize Salzburg 2021
Application deadline: November 15, 2020

Salzburger Kunstverein
Hellbrunner Straße 3
5020 Salzburg
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 12–7pm

T +43 662 8422940
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The Salzburger Kunstverein now announces the call for the 2021 SpallArt Prize Salzburg. This is an international award for excellence in contemporary photography. The inaugural winner in 2019 was Pierre Descamps (France/Germany), the winner in 2020 is Luise Schröder (Germany) .

Sponsored by SpallArt, the SpallArt Prize Salzburg consists of a EUR 4,000 prize, a residency and solo exhibition at the Salzburger Kunstverein.

Applicants must be practising artists who work with photography and who have a significant professional practise (ie. exhibitions in contemporary art institutions). Applications must be accompanied by a recommendation from a recognized art professional (professors, artists, art critics or curators / directors of museums, galleries, Kunstvereine, or other public art institutions). A one page recommendation form may be found here.

Applications without recommendations will not be reviewed.

Deadline for submissions: November 15th 2020, midnight Central European Time, 2020. Late applications will not be reviewed. Only the successful candidate will be contacted. The decision of the jury is final.

Applications (in German or English) should take the form of a single word or pdf document  (please do not send multiple documents nor exceed the below criteria) by email to info [​at​] (subject line: SpallArt Prize Salzburg 2021) in the following format:

1. One page cover letter with contact details and any short description of artwork
2. Two page CV listing exhibitions
3. Portfolio: Up to five pages of images of recent work. 1 or 2 photos per page recommended. Titles, medium, dates included. Choose your best work. A sample page is available here.
4. Completed recommendation form (may be sent separately by either party, and does not need to be combined into a single document as above material)

By Post:

SpallArt Prize Salzburg 2021
Salzburger Kunstverein
Hellbrunnerstrasse 3
5020 Salzburg

Queries may be directed to the addresses above. Please note that materials will not be returned. Please do not send original materials, DVDs, CDs or .mov files. Only word or pdf documents or printed materials will be reviewed. Please use the available Recommendation Form.

A limited edition of an agreed photograph will be provided to the Salzburger Kunstverein by the successful artist (costs borne by the SKV).

About SpallArt
The private art collection SpallArt was established in the late 1980s with the first contemporary photographic and video works. The focus on Austrian photography has expanded to include a European and international orientation. Since 2011, the collection has been increasingly present in public through various book projects and exhibitions. Temporary pop-up exhibitions at the Kunstlager in Salzburg regularly show and convey excerpts from the photographic thematic range. The entire collection is presented online.

About Salzburger Kunstverein
The SpallArt Prize Salzburg is administered by the Salzburger Kunstverein. Founded in 1844, the Salzburger Kunstverein is a long-running and leading contemporary art organisation. It organises about 12 exhibitions of international and Austrian artists annually, and generates discourse and through its lectures, residencies and screening programs. The Director since January 2014 is Séamus Kealy.

About Luise Schröder
In her artistic works (including photographs, videos and publications), Luise Schröder (*1982, Potsdam) deals with the instrumentalization of the past as it pertains to a politics of the present. She examines the perpetuation of historical myths and their significance for various identities and communities. She lives and works in Potsdam, Leipzig and Paris.

About Pierre Deschamps
Pierre Descamps (*1975, Amiens) got a vocational training in plastics processing in Lyon and a master of art at the Villa Arson in Nice. He then moved to Berlin where he still works and lives. Besides his own work, he works as a freelance conservator for international galleries.

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