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15 Jan 2012

StartPoint: Prize for Emerging Artists at GAVU, Cheb, CZ

Tommy Høvik: From Here We Go Sublime, 2011, view of the installation

StartPoint: Prize for Emerging Artists 2011
Arbor vitae Foundation


StartPoint, the prize for emerging artists, bringing together talents from 34 art academies from 19 European countries, is presenting its second selective exhibition at GAVU, Cheb.

Pavel Vancat, project curator
 +420 725 001 085

náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 16
350 46 Cheb
Czech Republic

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Arbor vitae Foundation and GAVU Cheb invite you to the exhibition


GAVU, Cheb, 19. 1. – 25. 3. 2012
opening: 18. 1. 2012, 18:00

After the extensive exhibition at Wannieck Gallery in Brno, the STARTPOINT project shows selected young talents at GAVU museum in Cheb, including all the awarded artists.

Winner of STARTPOINT 2011
: Tommy Høvik (Kunstakademiet Oslo)

Honorary Mentions:
Nicky Assmann (KABK Den Haag), Kevin Gaffney (RCA London), Tomáš Šoltys (VŠVU Bratislava) a Malthe Stigaard (GRA Amsterdam)

Other exhbited artists:
Anna Błachno (WSP UMK Toruń) / Daniel Djamo (UNA Bucuresti) / Daniela Hoferer (HfBK Dresden) / Lefteris Kiourtsoglou (ASFA Athina) / Radim Langer (VŠUP Praha) /  Carlos Azeredo Mesquita (FBA UP Porto) / Oldřich Morys (FaVU VUT Brno) / Aleksandar Pertemov (KH Weissensee Berlin) / Lucia Sceranková (AVU Praha)

More about all the artists at

In the 9th year of its existence, STARTPOINT includes 34 prestigious art schools from 19 European countries. At each school a jury of three members chooses one graduate thesis work and at the opening of the exhibition the international jury awards a main prize and several honorary mentions. In the following year all the awarded artists are invited to participate in the residential project Started, resulting in a group show; the winner is awarded the opportunity to publish his/her own catalogue. Thus the whole project StartPoint creates a unique and continuous documentation of the emerging art generation but also a wide network of new contacts and a platform for further opportunities to meet and cooperate.

P. S.: With pleasure we announce that StartPoint 2012 will také place at DOX Center for Contemporary Art in Prague ( during September/October. We are already looking forward for another year of exciting searching for emerging talents around Europe!

Ministerstvo kultury ČR, FAVU VUTBrno, AWT Čechofracht a.s., Bartonstudio Plze?, Goethe–Institut, ArtMap.cze–