Rihard Jakopič Award

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Nagrada Riharda Jakopiča
Komenskega 8, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 433 0464
Fax386 (0) 1 434 9462
Organised bySlovenian Association of Fine Arts Societies (ZDSLU)
 Museum of Modern Art
Aleš Sedmak, President
Phone386 (0) 41 770 014 (mobile)
Olga Butinar Čeh, Curator and head of public relations
Phone386 (0) 41 678 651 (mobile)

Named after Rihard Jakopič (1869–1943), an important Slovene impressionist painter, the Rihard Jakopič Award is the highest award in the field of fine arts in Slovenia. Since 1969 it is bestowed annually to a Slovene artist, who lives and works in Slovenia or abroad, and is a member of the Slovenian Association of Fine Arts Societies (ZDSLU). The artist is prized for his/her life opus or the artistic achievements of the last 5 years and receives remuneration and a solo exhibition in one of Ljubljana's esteemed galleries.

Candidates may be nominated by a cultural institution, by a fine arts association, by the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU), by the Ministry of Culture, or by an individual.

The winner is selected by a special board consisting each year of new members from four institutions (two from each): Museum of Modern Art, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Slovenian Association of Fine Arts Societies (ZDSLU), and the Association of Slovene Art Critics.

Bestowed artists

In recent years the Rihard Jakopič Award has been bestowed to Marjetica Potrč (2003) known internationally for her interdisciplinary practice which includes on-site projects, research, architectural case studies, and series of drawings; Irwin (2004); Bogoslav Kalaš (2006); Srečo Dragan (2007) the pioneer of Slovene video art and former member of the group OHO; Marko Pogačnik(2008) the former OHO group member and internationally known artist engaged in geomantic and Earth healing work by the method of using lithopunctures. In 2009 Tadej Pogačar of P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute was selected out of 9 candidates for the project CODE:RED, a research of the parallel informal economies. The recent recepients are the painters Berko (2010) and Zmago Lenardič (2011).

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