Expanding and diversifying its Artist-in-Residence program, SomoS is proud to announce the first of several cooperations with international institutions and organizations.
The first is a cooperation with the Baltic “Young Painter Prize” in which the winner is awarded a two month artist residency in Berlin by the award’s Lithuanian organizers (plus prize money and solo exhibition at the Vilnius Pamėnkalnio Gallery).
Between August/September 2018, SomoS will introduce the Baltic artist to living and working in Berlin and support them practically and intellectually in various aspects of successfully developing their work.
The Young Painter Prize (JTP) , held since 2009 and open to Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian young artists, has become one of the most important art events in the Baltic countries. To young Baltic artists, it offers a valuable opportunity for personal creative growth, and to gain public access, enabling its target audience in both Lithuania and abroad – art collectors, managers, curators – to discover new talent in Baltic States.
The winner is announced October 26th, 7pm 2017, during the finalists exhibition taking place at VDA parodų salės Titanikas, Maironio g. 3, Vilnius, Lithuania between 10.26 – 11.19.2017.
1. Renāte Prancāne / Executive Director / Contemporary Art Centre kim? / Latvia
2. Arvydas Žalpys / Galerist and Art Critic / Gallery Meno Parkas / Lithuania
3. Leevi Haapala / Museum Director / Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA / Finland
4. Triin Tulgiste / Curator, Project Manager / Contemporary Art Gallery Kumu / Estonia
5. Linsey Young / Curator, Contemporary British Art / Contemporary Art Museum TATE / Great Britain
6. Vilmantas Marcinkevičius / Painter / Young Painter Prize initiator / Lithuania
Art critic, curator Julija Dailidėnaitė
Painter Vilmantas Marcinkevicius
Nicolas Ortiz šeima
Lewben Art Foundation
Dali Van Rooij Rakutyte
More information: Young Painter Prize
Photo: Jurcikas Jonas, Winner of YPP’11