The winners of the Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award 2023 are announced
The international jury of the Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award competition decided to hand out this year’s Grand Prix along with the 2000-euro prize to Lithuanian artist Agata Orlovska. The Young Painter Award and a 1000-euro prize were awarded to Katrina Laura Biksone, who recently completed her bachelor's studies at the Latvian Art Academy. The Public Choice award, including a 500 euro cash prize goes to a talented Estonian photographer, Andrea Margó Rotenberg, a Pallas University of Applied Sciences graduate.
The winner of the Grand Prix, Agata Orlovska graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts, Painting department in 2023 and submitted three mixed-media works to the competition: "Because It’s Worse When You Get Home," "Preserve My Language Forever," and "Butterfly Effect + Lapis Lazuli." Previously, Orlovska has participated in group shows, and received various recognitions, she also received the main prize in the competition of Young Painter Prize 2023.
The Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award is a one-of-a-kind international competition that showcases the works of the graduates of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Art Academy of Latvia, Vilnius Academy of Arts and Helsinki Uniarts. In 2023, 142 artists with 256 works took part in the competition.
The winners of the Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Awards are selected by an international jury, including Anne Klontz from Konstfack University of Art, Latvian Academy of Art professor Andris Vītoliņš, EKA gallerist Pire Sova, head of Pallas Art School Pallas painting department Margus Meinart, Vilnius Art Academy rector Ieva Skauronė, Uniarts Helsinki lecturer and artist Harri Monni, professor Per Nilsson of the Umeå Art Academy, Taina Erävaara from the Turku Art Academy, Maarja Loorents, co-founder of Fotografiska Tallinn and head of exhibitions, Marti Manen, curator and director of The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm, and Andra Orn, founder of the NOBA.ac art platform. The winner of the Public Choice award was determined through an online public vote, receiving over 1000 votes for favourite artworks.
Check out the artworks of the competition at NOBA.ac.
Phoot of the jury meeting by Meriem Kimmer
On the photo: Harri Monni and Anni Anttonen from Uniarts, Per Nilsson from Umeå Academy of Fine Art, Andra Orn from NOBA, Margus Meinart Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius Academy of Arts rector Ieva Skauronė, Hanna Johansson Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts (Uniarts Helsinki), Kirke Kangro dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Eesti Kunstiakadeemia / Estonian Academy of Arts, Andris Vītoliņš The Art Academy of Latvia Vice-Rector, Margit Aasmäe CEO & Co-Founder at Fotografiska Tallinn.