Katarina Šević has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Leopold Bloom Art Award. The award, organised by the Leopold Bloom Art Foundation and Pepper Art Projects, aims to support Hungarian artists and contribute to the development of their career internationally. For its third edition, a jury of art professionals – including Dr. Declan Long, Susanne Altmann and ArtReview editor-in-chief Mark Rappolt – selected 6 finalists from a shortlist of 15, whose work will be on show at the New Budapest Gallery from 5 September to 15 November 2015. Šević receives 10,000 euros towards the production of an exhibition abroad.
The 2015 finalists were:
- Ádám Albert – visual artist, winner of the Hungarian Essl Art Award in 2007, and got the Derkovits Gyula scholarship in 2009-2012
- Gábor Arion Kudász – photographer, scholar of the Capa Grand Prize in 2015, lecturer at MOME since 2003
- Katarina Šević – visual artist, resident artist of the Fabrikken for Kunst og Design in Copenhagen in 2012, and Gasworks in 2009
- Ádám Kokesch – visual artist, winner of Strabag Art Award in 2006, member of the Studio of Young Artists’ Association since 1998 and part of ArtReview's 2015 FutureGreat artists.
- Nemere Kerezsi – visual artist, winner of Junior Prima in 2008, lecturer in the Eszterházy Károly College - Department of Visual Arts
- Péter Puklus – visual artist, shortlisted for the Paul Huf Award and finalist at Unseen Dummy Award also in 2014
1 September 2015 (updated 7 September 2015)