Prizes 2020

Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize


In 2020, Irish artist Alan Butler of Green on Red Gallery was selected for the Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize. The art produced by him during the residency program will be exhibited at the MuseumsQuartier booth at viennacontemporary 2021.

Statement of the jury: “Alan Butler impresses with the ease with which he combines virtual set pieces with analog elements and shapes them into completely new hybrids. Whether computer animations or cyanotypes, installations or textile prints – all the artistic media he uses become impressive vehicles for his fascinating fictions”.

Within the scope of the international art fair viennacontemporary 2020, the Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize 2020 is awarded in cooperation with EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art. The residency offers an artist the possibility to live and work in a Q21 artist’s studio on the premises of MuseumsQuartier Wien for two months. In addition, the selected artist will receive a total grant of 2.100,- euros (1.050,- euros per month).

The jury consists of Elisabeth Hajek (Artistic Director frei_raum Q21 exhibition space and Head of the Q21 Artist-in-Residence Program), Bogomir Doringer (artist and curator) Nela Eggenberger (Chief Editor EIKON), and Johanna Chromik (Artistic Director viennacontemporary).


viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award

Bildrecht awards Marianne Vlaschits and Galerie Sophia Vonier (AT) as the winners of the viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award 2020. After a preview tour of viennacontemporary 2020, a jury of experts has selected Booth D12 in ZONE1 to be an outstanding artist and gallery statement in an international context.

The jury statement: “In her coherent booth design, Marianne Vlaschits (born 1983 in Vienna, lives and works there) creates a clever threshold situation between image space and surrounding space. She combines the body of a dreaming giantess with paintings of body orifices that function as portals to speculative cosmos, which resemble genitals but are actually a belly button, larynx, throat, and a bowel. With playful ease, feminist body discourses become fantastic visions of the future. Vlaschits’ sci-fi scenarios are combining spot-on art-historical and pop-cultural references.”

The viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award acknowledges the work of artists and galleries alike – both the artist and gallery receive 2,000 euros each (total award sum: 4,000 euros). The awarded artistic position should demonstrate great potential, while, at the same time, the gallery’s special commitment is required.