Views 2019

Deutsche Bank Award

18.05 – 30.06.2019
Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
pl. Małachowskiego 3, 00-916 Warsaw


Views is the most important competition in Poland addressed to artists who are young, but already present on the Polish art scene. Organised continuously on a biannual basis since 2003, it showcases the most interesting phenomena on the art scene. It was initiated by two institutions: Zachęta — National Gallery of Art and Deutsche Bank Polska, which have been carrying out this project together to this day. The aim of the competition is to honour outstanding attitudes on the young artistic scene, but it is not addressed to debut artists. Nominated artists must already have some achievements to their name which is why age limit was set at 36 years. The competition is held in two stages. The artists participating in the competition are selected by a nomination committee, and the winners — during the exhibition at Zachęta — by an international jury.

This year’s nominees represent a very diverse approach to art, both in terms of the media they use and the topics they cover, which reflects in an interesting way the spectrum of current artistic interests on our stage. On the one hand, we encounter activities extremely involved in contemporary social problems ‘here and now’, such as tolerance, freedom, human rights, on the other, more focused on personal experiences, rooted elsewhere in the metaphysics and space of the human unconscious.

artists: KEM, Tomasz Kowalski, Gizela Mickiewicz, Dominika Olszowy, Liliana Piskorska
curator: Michał Jachuła
cooperation: Maria Świerżewska
visual identity: Łukasz Paluch

source: Zachęta — Narodowa Galeria Sztuki