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The Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize

The Kapsch Group and the mumok (Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien) are awarding the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize since 2016. Its aim is to promote young artists who live and work in Austria. By means of a three-month exhibition at the mumok as well as an associated publication, talented up-and-coming artists are given the opportunity to present their work before an international audience.

An international jury composed of Brigitte Huck, art historian, curator, and art critic; Susanne Titz, Director of Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach; Vitus Weh, dramaturg and scenographer; Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch Group; and mumok Director Karola Kraus selected the winner.

Hugo Canoilas

Prize Winner 2020

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Jury process

the Selection

Each year, art experts are asked to nominate two artists each for the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize.

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About the artist

Born 1977 in Lisbon, Hugo Canoilas has been living and working in Vienna since 2010. He studied at ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design) in Caldas da Rainha and at the Royal College of Art in London.

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About his work

Hugo Canoilas uses the tradition and history of painting and object art to redefine and expand the connection between installational and performative strategies ...

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About Kapsch

Mindful of tradition – committed to the new

According to the motto “Mindful of tradition – committed to the new”, Kapsch has supported modern art and culture for roughly 25 years. In its more than 125-years of existence as a technology company, Kapsch has been dedicated to technological progress, often exploring new paths and always fostering innovation.

Kapsch views itself as an Austrian family-run company that also bears a responsibility for an open and diverse society. Supporting modern art is one expression of our social engagement. Because art makes our lives worth living, and this is why we must keep art alive. It was in this spirit that the “Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize” was established in 2016 in cooperation with the mumok.

Previous awards

The prize winners

An extraordinarily sophisticated treatment of materials.

Anita Leisz

In her installations, Ute Müller, winner of the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2018, places architecture, painting and objects into dynamic interrelationships that break down familiar artistic concepts and modes of perception. Walls and pedestals abandon their purely architectural framing function and become elements...

Ute Müller

“Planned imperfection” is at the heart of the multimedia works of Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2017 winner Julian Turner, in which he cites and humorously challenges the conventions of the art business. Turner addresses architectural and material references that have fallen from grace and reevaluates and reinterprets them.

Julian Turner

At the center of the work of Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2016 winner Anna-Sophie Berger is her involvement with the object as she continuously redefines and expands the concept of the object itself. She concerns herself with its sociological components – with its interactions, its handling.

Anna-Sophie Berger

About the mumok

The Museum

The Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok) is the largest museum for modern and contemporary art in central Europe with an extensive collection...

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Thu: 10 am – 9 pm
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About Kapsch

Challenging Limits

The Kapsch Group is a globally operating technology corporation headquartered in Vienna. The company's areas of expertise – digitalization and mobility.

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