NORDIC & BALTIC YOUNG ARTIST AWARD 2021

The competition was held already for the sixth time with Sofia Haapamäki winning the Grand Prix, besides the additional prizes and special mentionings. A total of 142 works from 78 authors were submitted to the large-scale competition, which gathers the best works of the graduates of Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish art universities. 

Madara Kvēpa from the Latvian Academy of Arts won the title of the best Young Painter and Monika Radžiūnaitė from the Vilnius Academy of Arts was also mentioned.

Traditionally, the audience had the opportunity to choose their favorite by participating in the online voting from November 15 to December 5. This year it turned out to be Amanda Krumina with her work “I`m on the goat”, which collected 80 votes from 1695.

As an innovation, the Fotografiska Tallinn special prize, the museum’s annual ticket, was awarded to Stina Isabel Gavrilin for her video projection “Morning. I’m going to lose my mind”.

The main sponsor of the prize fund, which consists of the Grand Prix of 2,000 euros, the Young Painter Award of 1,000 euros and the Public Award of 500 euros, is the Postimees Foundation.

The international jury of NOBA’21 consists of Anne Klontz (USA/Sweden Konstfack), Katerina Gregos (National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) in Athens), Simonas Kuliešis (Vilnius Academy of Arts), Andris Vitolinš (Latvian Academy of Arts), Andra Orn (contemporary art platform NOAR.eu), Pire Sova (Estonian Academy of Arts), Harri Monni (Helsinki Uniarts). 

Painting

Work from series Unpainted/nekrāsots  
€1230
Garden collage  
€600
Isolation self-portrait  
€3080
A fish, a turtle, a bird and a human  
€600
Sting  
€600
Est amica, non mordet / Jis draugiškas, nesikandžioja  
Works from series Unpainted/nekrāsots  
€930
Work from series Unpainted/nekrāsots  
€1850
Valluse. Blue chapter, Part 1  
€1500
Untitled 1  
€5200
In the forest  
€520
Reptilia lV  
Storm sail  
€777
Untitled  
€289
Magnetic  
€1900
Hairy  
€900
Valluse. Blue chapter, Part 6  
€1500
Time is end  
€350
Nightshift  
€1230
Landscape  
€1230
Valluse. Blue chapter, Part 3  
€1500
Wet proboscis of a butterfly  
€2200
Escape is impossible  
Per me, per tutti  
€280
Green is having a bath  
€1600
Midsummer  
€560
Untitled 2  
€5800
Where the trees gone  
€600
The Twelve  
The last bite  
€1540
Valluse. Blue chapter, Part 8  
€1500
Reptilia ll  
Valluse. Blue chapter, Part 2  
€1500
Decaying I  
€2500
Between the legs  
€770
Defluxit Linas cogitat artis / Išblyškęs Linas mintija apie meną  
What is in front of you but can't be seen?  
Decaying II  
€2500
Decaying III  
€2500
Superzoom  
€500
Reptilia l  
Structure  
€222
Fish in milk  
€200
Six identical paintings in space  
€6000
Valluse. Blue chapter, Part 4  
€1500
Trium mortuorum regum / Trys mirę karaliai  
The Sistine Madonna  
Polyamorous Dance  
€2550
I am The Main Influencer of Apšuciems  
€2050
What's the point  
€666
Valluse. Blue chapter, Part 5  
€1500
Honeycomb in the Mist  
€1385
Gorges  
€460
See you again  
€380
Chitin  
€800
Valluse. Blue chapter, Part 7  
€1500

Printmaking

Awareness of disappearance  

Sculpture

Architecture of the Absence  
€2000
True Lion  
€9230
Crosslock locked  
€450
Stone of the sadness  
Horse-riding helmet Hydra  
Lythomancy  

Photography

Artworks from installation Gravity Blanket: Hand dyed silk in green and pink  
€820
Artworks from installation Gravity Blanket. Frayed polyester chiffon in green and fingers  
€1450
Soft tulle in teal and pink  
€890
Hand dyed silk in green, blue and purple  
€820
The Skin of the City  
INTENTION  
€300

Installation

Zerro point  
Copper Fever  
Artworks from installation Gravity Blanket: Triggers  
€1800
THE BORDER  
€923.08
Stigma Under the Dermis - Antons and Rasa  
€1000
Other Matters  
€5000
Privacy. Grow a thicker skin  
Burnout Blanket  
€3200
Nice Places  
Into the Unknown  
Sediments of Time  
I can't believe they destroyed you. -a memoir of a special space and time  
"Morning." "I'm going to lose my mind."  
A collection of simplified objects  
Columns, Stacks and Keepsakes  
Post Digital Time Capsule (downstairs)  
Embraced  
€2000
I am Space  
€11000
Fracture  
€10000
Post Digital Time Capsule  
The Glass Bead Game  
€3000
Reverse engineering a speaker cab  
€1850
Shelter or immitation for an animal  
The Harvest  
€2000
Vernacular concepts  
Disabled identity  
€310
Paola: Mommy say something to the camera  
€4500
Ascesis of Patience  
Gravity Blanket  
€3800
Mirari  
€7700
END IS NIGH! l  
The Sandbox We Were Given  
€3850
M.Y. Chinoiserie  
2365132101250005 km long lasting blooming  
Representing representations  
Shades of Love, Desire, Infidelity and Truth  

Other

Untitled 1  
€1000
Me with a cat  
Bubble - a plate for improving a child's eating habits  
The Walker  
€3850
Midsummer night with grandma  
Self-portrait of childhood  
Scenography and costumes for  
The Illusion of Memory  
Motor Cycle  
€5000
Whiteness, Emptiness, Cleanliness  
Untitled  
€4000
The beginning  
Actual pulp after pit comb culture  
I'm on the goat  
Non-Playgrounds-Memory  
€2500

Publication

Living in grids  
€50

Video

3 Imprints  
Zerro point video