Statement of the Jury
Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to announce that on September 20, 2018, the Jury of the Artists of Tomorrow Award 2018, comprised of Charles Esche, the director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Erëmirë Krasniqi, researcher and director of Oral History Kosovo, Adrian Deva, artist and art educator, Jelena Vesić curator, writer, and lecturer and Amanda Parmer, Director of Programs at ICI - Independent Curators International, New York, have selected three finalists to the Artists of Tomorrow Award 2018. The Jury has issued the following statement:

The jury was delighted by the interest shown in the prize and the variety of artistic approaches amongst the applications this year. Members of the Jury who were part of the Jury in 2017 thought that there was an improvement in the overall quality of the artistic work and the proposals.

The members of the jury energetically discussed the proposals, returning to a number of applications for a second or third time as we slowly moved towards our decisions.

Happily, we were able to come to a unanimous decision as we questioned each other about how we responded to each candidates work and shared observations about what we could imagine them producing for the prize exhibition.

In the end, we chose three artists whose work covers a broad range of artistic practices current in Kosovo, including painting, text, installation, graphics and photography. The works share an interest in the relationship between local context and contemporary life as well as finding personal ways of processing the material and psychological environment of Kosovan cities.

There is an intimacy about much of the work while its implications are often social and political.

We all feel that the three shortlisted artists will rise to the challenge of the exhibition and the residency in New York, and we are looking forward with great anticipation to seeing their work ‘in the flesh’ at the exhibition in December when the Jury will meet in Prishtina to select the winner of Artists of Tomorrow Award 2018. The Jury would like to thank Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina for organizing the sessions so well and supporting us through the process.

We are very happy to announce that the finalist of the Artists of Tomorrow Award 2018 are: Qëndresë Deda, Altin Krasniqi and Dion Zeqiri.

The winner of Artists of Tomorrow Award 2018 will be announced on December 5th 2018, at the Boxing Club in Prishtina, in the closing of the of the exhibition of Artists of Tomorrow Award 2018.

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina thanks all artists who applied for the Artists of Tomorrow Award 2018 for their work and collaboration.

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina thanks jury for their work and collaboration.

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina thanks sponsors and supporters of the Artists of Tomorrow Award.