Katrīna Biksone, a Master's program student specializing in POST at the Art Academy of Latvia, has been honored with the Young Painter Award in the Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award 2023.
The artistic professionalism of the competition participants was evaluated by an international jury, consisting of representatives from the art industry: Anne Klontz, Head of Exhibitions at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Sweden; Andris Vītoliņš, professor at the Art Academy of Latvia; Pīre Sova, gallery director at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA); Margus Meinarts, head of the painting department at the Pallas School of Fine Arts; Ieva Skaurone, rector of the Vilnius Art Academy; Harri Monni, lecturer and artist at the University of the Arts Helsinki; Pers Nilssons, professor at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts; Taina Eravāra, representative of the Turku Academy of Fine Arts; Mārja Lorentsa, co-founder and exhibition director of "Fotografiska Tallinn"; Marti Manens, curator and director of the Stockholm Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation; and Andra Orn, founder of the NOBA.ac art platform.
Lithuanian artist Agata Orlovska has received the Nordic and Baltic Young Artists Award 2023 Grand Prix and 2,000 euros. Meanwhile, the Audience Award of €500 went to Estonian photographer Andrea Margo Rotenberga, a graduate of the Pallas University of Applied Sciences.
The Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award is an annual international competition that brings together graduates from the Estonian Academy of Arts, Pallas University of Applied Sciences (in Estonia), Art Academy of Latvia, Vilnius Art Academy, and the University of the Arts Helsinki. This year, 142 artists participated in the competition with 256 works, demonstrating high competition and diversity in artistic expression.
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