Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2020
The jury has examined over 80 portfolios sent in by artists who are currently active on the Czech art scene. “The criteria the jury had in mind when selecting this year’s finalists included originality, consistency and high quality as well as aspects of social sensitivity. We are happy to welcome artists who trust methods of artistic research and combine visual arts with scientific and philosophical disciplines.”, the jury says in its statement.
An international jury has shortlisted five finalists from the ranks of visual artists up to the age of 35 for the 31st edition of Jindřich Chalupecký Award. These include Jakub Choma, artistic duo Anna Slama & Marek Delong, Marie Tučková, Jiří Žák and the Extrasensory-Aesthetics Working Group including Jan Kolský, Vojtěch Märc, Matěj Pavlík, and Peter Sit. Artist Alma Lily Rayner, whose participation in JCHA 2019 was suspended due to health reasons, enters this year’s edition as well.
The collective exhibition of the finalists and the exhibition of the international guest artists will be held in the fall of 2020 at Trade Fair Palace, National Gallery Prague. The role of the international guest will be taken by an artistic duo rather than a single artist for the first time this year: Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz who have collaborated since 2007 in Berlin.
The Jindřich Chalupecký Award holder and the Czech Center Audience Award holder will be announced during the award ceremony in early December.
The award holder will be selected by an international jury comprised of representatives of leading international art institutions. TBA
Collective portrait of finalists of Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2020, photo: Hynek Alt