Current and upcoming screenings and exhibitions:




 
STARTPOINT 2019 presents

VENETA ANDROVA / Weissensee KH Berlin
ODED ARAD / UDK Berlin
SUZETTE BOUSEMA / KABK Den Haag
LENKA GLISNÍKOVÁ / UMPRUM Praha
GABRIELA HALÁS / VŠVU Bratislava
NIKOL HOANGOVÁ / FAVU VUT Brno
RUBEN OSINGA / KASK Antwerpen
STEPHANIE RIZAJ / GRA Amsterdam
AGATA SŁOWAK / ASP Warszawa
ALEKS STANEK / RCA London



Opening in Prague in the Hall 17 at The Prague Market at 6pm
Opening in Brno on December 10, 2019 at 7pm (from 6 pm guided tour with curator and artists).
Both exhibitions are open till December 19, 2019 (in Prague it is closed on 13.-14. 12.) 

The StartPoint Prize, dedicated to European art school graduates, has evolved during its seventeen years of existence from a national show of degree’s works to a prestigious international project, annually introducing the most outstanding talents of emerging artistic generations from various European countries, being the largest compendious project of its kind.

The works of all 16 finalists is published on the project’s website www.startpointprize.eu. Instead of one enormous overview, this year we are planning several smaller exhibitions in different cities: after the last successful year we are again bridging Prague and Brno with two complementary exhibitions, which are crowned by a display in the outstanding space of Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam during February 2020.

StartPoint Prize was founded in 2003 at the Galerie Klatovy/Klenová, since 2009 the award was accompanied by a Started residency programme for awarded artists. Since 2010 is StartPoint Prize an independent project, being hosted by important museums (GASK Kutná Hora, Wannieck Gallery Brno, DOX Prague, National Gallery in Prague). StartPoint also produces smaller selective exhibitions in other European cities (Bucharest, Bratislava, Gent, Amsterdam). Since 2017, StartPoint Prize is backed by the Contemporary Arts Fund, which also manages the renowned Richard Adam Collection.

The StartPoint Prize is unique not only for its long tradition and span, but also for its independence, where the academies hold only a minority consulting vote. It does not even determine the medium, technique or theme, the most important criterion is the novelty
and originality. Its main purpose lies in finding a fresh look at the most recent emerging art across Europe and in its promotion and popularization. During the seventeen years of StartPoint‘s existence, hundreds of artists have passed through, many of which are respected stars today, and all of them together create a unique geographical and temporal cross-section of European contemporary art in its freshest form.

IN COOPERATION WITH FACULTY OF FINE ARTS VUT BRNO AND THE BRNO HOUSE OF ARTS.
THE PROJECT HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND BY THE CITY HALL OF PRAGUE.