New edition of the
Luxembourg Art Prize
€80,000 in prize money for 2022!
The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international artistic prize organized by the Pinacothèque, a private museum located in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Every year the Prize aims to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality.
Since it was created in 2015, the Luxembourg Art Prize aims to launch or boost the careers of artists at the international level by giving them a sound reference to add to their curriculum vitae.
Each year, 24 finalists are selected by the museum and 3 laureates are designated by an independent jury. The prize money is broken down as follows: €50,000 for 1st place, €20,000 for 2nd place, and €10,000 for 3rd place. The laureates are free to use this money however they please.
The museum also issues official certificates to acknowledge the artistic achievements of all the participants, even if they are not selected as finalists. This certificate is issued in 9 different languages, providing the artists with international prestige and recognition.
The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques).
New from the 2020 edition
In recognition of the fact that completing the application file is an important and sometimes difficult step, the museum would like to reward artists who make the effort. Therefore, all artists who completed their application file will receive a certificate from the Luxembourg Art Prize issued by the museum.
FOUR KEY STAGES
Call for submissions
Applications must be submitted online by September 30 of each year. Artists can register for one, two, or three groups, as long as they respect the registration deadlines for each group. Group 1 closes on March 31, Group 2 closes on June 30, and Group 3 closes on September 30. For each group, candidates will have until September 30 to complete their application.
Create your Candidate Space
Designation of finalists
In October, the artistic committee of the Pinacothèque Museum meets to review the applications that have been received. The committee selects 8 finalists from each group, or a total of 24 artists. On November 1, the names of the finalists are revealed on the website.
Selection of the winners
In November, the independent jury reviews the applications of the 24 finalists. The jury then selects 3 laureates from the field of finalists. On December 1, the names of these laureates are revealed on the website. The jury designates the 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place winners. The 1st place winner is awarded €50,000, the 2nd place winner €20,000, and the 3rd place winner €10,000. In December, this money is wired to the bank accounts of the winners. The laureates can use their prize money however they please.
The Museum issues a certificate of artistic merit for the year of participation to all artists who distinguished themselves from a qualitative perspective, whether or not they are finalists.
Your official certificate will be available on December 1st, after the winners have been chosen.
The objective of the certificate is to provide official recognition from the Museum to artist participants whose merit and artistic talent have been specifically noted.
Deadline for current group
Announcement of the finalists
Announcement of the winners
The finalists of all the editions of the Luxembourg Art Prize have forged a strong international network. Since 2015, dozens of artists from all over the world have had the honor and the good fortune to have been finalists for the prestigious Luxembourg Art Prize. But that is just the beginning of the story for them! Together, the artists that form this network continuously share professional art opportunities throughout the world. What if you, too, had the chance to join this exclusive network this year? This network can play a decisive role in the trajectory of your artistic career!
The winning artists for the 7th edition of the Luxembourg Art Prize are from Brazil, Canada, and Lithuania:
1st place winner: Celina Portella, Brazil
2nd place winner: Francis O'Shaughnessy, Canada
3rd place winner: Laisvydė Šalčiūtė, Lithuania
Together, the 3 winners will share €80,000 (approximately $100,000) in accordance with their ranking established by the independent jury. The 1st place winner will receive €50,000, the 2nd place winner €20,000, and the 3rd place winner €10,000. The artists are free to spend this prize money however they wish.
- Christian Bold - 42, Germany, Painting
- Elladj Lincy Deloumeaux - 26, France, Painting
- Susan Kremer - 29, Czech Republic & Hungary, Digital arts
- Jennifer Lescouët - 34, France, Photography, Self-taught
- Zoran Mishe - 37, Bulgaria & North Macedonia, Printmaking, Etching
- Francis O'Shaughnessy - 41, Canada, Photography
- Celina Portella - 44, Brazil, Mixed media (Photography)
- Jeanne K Simmons - 57, United States (Washington), Sculpture, Decorative arts
- Nina K Ekman - 42 years old, Denmark and Norway, Sculpture (Textile), Self-taught
- Anna Guadagnini - 38 years old, United Kingdom & Italy, Photography
- Kyle Hoffmann - 36 years old, Australia, Photography, Self-taught
- Leonardo Laino - 41 years old, Italy, Decorative Arts (Mosaic)
- Jerci Maccari - 72 years old, Brazil, Painting, 6th time participating, Self-taught
- Pilar Martínez - 40 years old, Spain, Photography, Self-taught
- Ryu Morizane - 29 years old, Japan, Drawing, 2nd time participant, Self-taught
- Laisvydė Šalčiūtė - 57 years old, Lithuania, Painting, 2nd time participant
- Saoud Abdallah - 45 years old, Jordan & Syria, Mixed Media, Self-taught
- Holly Boruck - 66 years old, United States (California), Painting
- Fabian Bürgy - 41 years old, Switzerland, Sculpture
- Oblivion Dope - 26 years old, Portugal, Digital Art, Self-taught
- Mila Hacke - 48 years old, Germany, Photography
- INSANE 51 - 29 years old, Greece, Street Art
- Alena Kutnikova - 39 years old, Russia, Photography, Self-taught
- Miriam Pertegato - 43 years old, Italy, Painting & Collage on Paper