The Installation and Sculpture Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts presents: Young Sculptor Award Exhibition 2023
On March 1, the Young Sculptor Prize Exhibition (NSPN) taking place in the ARS Project Room includes the following nominees:
Josefine Green, Sophia Hallmann, Mara Kirchberg, Lisethe Maas, Rose Magee, Eke Ao Nettan, Sarah Noonan, Paula Oberndorfer, Didi van der Putte, Kertu-Liisa Sarap, Asmus Soodla, Sonja Sutt, Kail Timusk and Mattias Veller.
The purpose of the Young Sculptor Award and the accompanying exhibition is to highlight and recognize the professional activities of young artists working in sculpture and installation. On display is a selection of works completed by EKA students over the past year, from which a jury consisting of experts in turn selects the best. The winners will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on March 1.
The main organizer of the award exhibition, Taavi Talve: “At the award exhibition, you can see a wide range of different artistic practices, from interventions in the exhibition space that are almost imperceptible at first glance, to works that invite the viewer to actively interact with themselves. It must be recognized that making a choice from among works of a steadily increasing level is no longer an easy task, and we can only hope that all the remaining projects will also find their way to their audience in one way or another”.
Today, NSPN has become one of the most famous Estonian new art awards. Attention and victory at the exhibition have become a springboard to the central field of Estonian art.
The winner of 2022, Junny Yeung, Master of Contemporary Art at EKA, was also recognized with the EKA Young Artist Master’s Award in 2022. The NSPN 2021 laureate Sarah Nõmm received an important recognition in the form of the 2022 Eduard Wiiralt scholarship. Hanna Piksarv, Sten Saarits, Anna Mari Liivrand, Johannes Valdma, Rosa Violetta Grötsch, Johannes Luik, Siim Elmers and Sarah Nõmm have previously received the Young Sculptor Award.