Leopold Bloom Art Award - semi finalists


Thanks to the changes in the application process, initiated by the Award’s founders Mary McLoughlin and John Ward and by the organiser Pepper Art Projects, nearly 130 artists applied for the prestigious award.Unlike in previous years, the applicants didn’t have to send aletter of intention from the selected institution (for a future show).The winner and the organiser will find together the exhibition hosting European institution that correspond the best to the winner’s profile and to the exhibition project.Another novelty was the jury process, that worked in two steps. This year for the first time the semi-finalists were also chosen by an independent, international, three-member pre-jury. The jury will choose the finalists, visit their studios and announce the winner.


The semi-finalists in 2015:

Ádám Albert

Lőrinc Borsos

Szilárd Cseke

Máté Dobokay

Roland Farkas

 Andrea Gombos

Nemere Kerezsi

Ádám Kokesch

Gábor Arion Kudász

Gábor Pintér

Péter Puklus

István Regős

Katarina Sevic

Szabolcs Süli-Zakar

Péter Szalay

Members of the pre-jury:

Catalina Lozano is an independent curator and writer. In 2011 she co-founded de_sitio, a curatorial platform in Mexico City. Between 2008 and 2010 she was responsible for Gasworks Residency Programme in London.
Maija Rudovska is an independent curator and researcher based in Riga, Latvia. She explores Soviet era architecture for her PhD thesis at the Art Academy of Latvia.
Barbara Sirieix is a writer and independent curator based in Paris. From 2008 to 2012, as co-founder and co-director of Redshoes, she curated film programs for various venues.

The Winner of the Leopold Bloom Art Award will be announced on September 4 at the Új Budapest Galéria. After the ceremony, the exhibition of the three finalists will run until November 15.


Members of the jury:

Dr. Declan Long lecturer, a board member of The Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin, one of Ireland’s most internationally renowned publically-funded art spaces.

Susanne Altmann art historian, free-lance curator and writer, she presently holds a lectureship in English at the Academy for Visual Art in Dresden.

Mark Rappolt is Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview since 2006 and set up its sister magazine, ArtReview Asia, based out of Shanghai, in 2013.