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BC21 Art Award 2017

20 September 2017 to 19 November 2017
Belvedere 21Belvedere
On 3 October,  Anne Speier received the BC21 BostonConsulting &
BelvedereContemporary Art Award 2017
. For the sixth time, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Belvedere awarded the the highly esteemed and most generous privately endowed art prize in Austria.
The BC21 Art Award was launched in 2007 by the Boston Consulting Group and the Belvedere and is awarded to artists under the age of 40 living and working in Austria. The prize winners to date have been Nilbar Güres (2015), Anna Witt (2013), Lucie Stahl (2011), Nadim Vardag (2009), and Constantin Luser (2007).

Artists Judith Fegerl (born 1977), Anja Ronacher (born 1979), Toni Schmale (born 1980), and Anne Speier (born 1977), all living and working in Vienna, were nominated for this year’s BC21 BostonConsulting & BelvedereContemporary Art Award.

This year’s nomination jury consisted of Séamus Kealy (Director, Salzburger Kunstverein), Simone Menegoi (curator and author, based in Milan), Cosima Rainer (Director, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz), and Vivien Trommer (curator and author, based in Frankfurt am Main). The jury members each chose one artist independently of one another. 

Anne Speier was awarded the price on October 3 by the selection jury, which consists of Marius Babias (Director, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein), Zdenka Badovinac (Director, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana), Francesco Manacorda (Artistic Director, V-A-C Foundation), and Stella Rollig (CEO and artistic director, Belvedere and 21er Haus). 

The works by Anne Speier are presented in an exhibition at the 21er Haus, alongside the works by the other three nominees Judith Fegerl, Anja Ronacher and Toni Schmale. The exhibition is curated by Luisa Ziaja and is on display until 19 November 2017.

Curated by Luisa Ziaja.

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