LEOPOLD BLOOM ART AWARD

The aim of the award

The Leopold Bloom Art Award is aimed at supporting progressive contemporary visual artists in Hungary and their presence in the international art scene.

The award aims to strengthen the presence of Hungarian Art in an international arena.  Its primary aim is to support the promotion of Hungarian artists with prestigious international exhibition spaces, introduction of artists to the international scene and help progress their career development.

The award is named after the Hungarian-born hero of one the most important works of modern literature, James Joyce's Ulysses. Consistent with the important values of the award and the Irish founder, Leopold Bloom is the symbol of the paradigm-changing art, travelling, internationalism, and last but not least, of Irish-Hungarian relations.

   
 

Founders

The founders of Leopold Bloom Art Award are Mary Mc Loughlin, and John Ward, who with their exemplary activities as collectors and connoisseurs are committed supporters of contemporary art. They have created the Leopold Bloom Foundation, which welcomes all who also consider Hungarian art important, and would like to act for it.  

 

 

Organizers

Leopold Bloom Art Award, for the third time in 2015, is organized by Pepper Art Projects, which for many years has been working on the presentation and popularization of contemporary artists, involving new solutions and platforms.

 
 
 

Participants

Artists who work in Hungary can apply to participate in the award by submitting a presentation of their work together with a plan to exhibit internationally. 

 
 

The prize

The Award endowed with €10,000 will recognise the work of the winning contemporary Hungarian artist, supporting his/her foray into the international scene through an independent exhibition outside Hungary.

 
 

The general course of conduct

The preliminary judging process will be completed by a group of talented overseas curators who are independent from the Hungarian arts scene.

The selected finalists will have their work shown at the Leopold Bloom Art Awards exhibition.

The submitted digital portfolios of the artists in the awards exhibition will be presented to the International Judging Panel, which consists of three jury members. Having rigorously examined the work of each artist at their studio the jury will select a winner.

The judging process is independent from the Hungarian art establishment and is totally independent from any outside influences.

 
 

Location

The presentation to the winner of the Leopold Bloom Art Award and opening.
Ceremony of the exhibition will take place in the Whale, the exhibition space of the New Budapest Gallery on the 4th September 2017.
After the award ceremony the exhibition will run from 5 September – 15 November 2017.