Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award was created under the name of Baltic Young Artist Award in 2016 by Nordic Baltic Art Center NOBA, the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation (founded jointly by the ABLV Charitable Foundation and the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation) and Nordic and Baltic contemporary art platform NOAR.eu.

The goal of this competition is to support young talents in starting their careers as professional artists and to offer both art-friends and art professionals better access to discover young artists. The competition is coordinated by NOBA and the prize connects Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian art academies and gathers the best works of the graduates to the online platform.

2018 the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) joined the competition and the award got a new name – Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award.

The winner of the competition, selected by an international jury, is awarded a monetary prize of 2000 € and a prize of 500 € is awarded to the winner of the online public voting. Additionally, the best works of the graduates are shown in Uniart gallery, ArtVilnius fair and Tallinn Art Week.

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Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award goal is to support young talents in starting their careers as professional artists and to offer both art-friends and art professionals better access to discover young artists. 

The competition is coordinated by Nordic Baltic Art Center NOBA. The prize connects Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish art academies and gathers the best works of the graduates to the online platform, promotes the graduation shows and brings international attention to the graduating students, who are facing the hardest moment in starting their careers. 

The winner of the competition, selected by an international jury, is awarded a monetary prize of 2000 € and a prize of 500 € is awarded to the winner of the online public voting. From 2019 Young Painter Award winner will receive 1000 euros and Fotografiska Tallinn chooses a winner for their award to make an exhibition in Fotografiska Tallinn.

 

NORDIC & BALTIC YOUNG ARTIST AWARD 2019

 

In 2019 altogether 97 young artists from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania participated in Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award competition presenting 301 artworks. The award ceremony was held in Latvian National Art Museum in Riga. 

The winner of the Grand Prix was decided by the international jury, accompanied with 2000€ monetary award and an invitation to present the artworks at Vilnius Art Fair and Tallinn Art Week in 2020. In addition, since 2019 two additional awards are handed out – Young Painters Prize with 1000 € monetary prize and Fotografiska Tallinn chooses a winner for their award to make an exhibition in Fotografiska Tallinn (invitation to host a solo-exhibition in Fotografiska).

Grand Prix: Rag Elnyg, mixed media artwork “Titled” 

Grand Prix: Rag Elnyg ”Titled”, 2019

 

Young Painter Award: Janis Šneiders, series of paintings “The Place”

 

Fotografiska Tallinn Award:  Ignas Pavliukevičius (Lithuania) installatsioon “What the other I want”. 

Public Choice Award:  Rasuole Jautakyte, sculpture “Objects for body. Simulation of mental disorders. Paranoia, 2019”

Read the press release and browse the photo gallery of the ceremony.

Read the interview with Rag Elnyg

NYBAA is grateful for the work as a Member of the Jury: Anne Klontz (USA/Sweden konstfack), Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger (Helsinki Uniarts), Anni Anttonen(Helsinki Uniarts), Pire Sova (Estonian Academy of Arts), Andra Orn (contemporary art platform NOAR.eu), Andris Vitolinš (Latvian Academy of Arts), Milda Dainovskytė (Vilnius Academy of Arts ), Aušra Trakšelytė (Vilnius Academy of Arts). 

 

NORDIC & BALTIC YOUNG ARTIST AWARD2018

Altogether 95 artists from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with around 200 pieces of art participated in the contest in 2018.

The winner of NBYAA and Public Choice Award winner was rewarded with the monetary price of 2000€. She was also invited to participate in ArtVilnius 2019 and Tallinn Art Week in 2020. A Public Choice award winner revealed based on public online voting received the monetary reward of 500€.

Grand Prix: Elina Vitola Common Issues in Painting and Every-Day Life 5

Public Choice: Laima Antonova Transformation of everyday life

Watch an interview with Elina from the award ceremony.

Watch the flashback video from the award ceremony “Breaking the Walls”

Check out the photo gallery from the award ceremony.

 

Baltic Young Artist Award 2017

Grand Prix: Katrina Čemme What is Lost is Lost Forever“.

Public Choice: Laura MotienjunaiteTextile and Jewellery Synergy in Contemporary Jewellery Collection“.

Check out the artworks participated in the contest: https://nbyaa.eu/en/archive/byaa-17/

  

Baltic Young Artist Award 2016

Grand Prix: Juhan Soomets 

Public Choice: Nojus Petrauskas

Check out the artworks participated in the contest: https://nbyaa.eu/en/archive/byaa-16/