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This year, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich awards the H13 Lower Austria Prize for Performance for the 18th time, to date Austria’s only prize for performance in the context of visual art. The aim of the annually-awarded H13 Prize is to spotlight the diversity and relevance of contemporary performance art – in Austria and beyond.

The presentation of the prize-winning performance project takes place in the framework of the festive H13 award ceremony. An accompanying, usually two-week exhibition offers our audience the opportunity to engage with the artist(s)’ project outside of the live performance itself. In this way, the prize also contributes to the question of how to present performance art within the context of the exhibition space.

The call for entries remains thematically open this year, again. The deadline for submissions was 12.04.2024. The winners will be announced in mid-May. 

With the intention to increase the international visibility of the local performance art scene and to make a lasting contribution to its promotion, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich awards this year’s H13 Prize again in cooperation with a renowned institution abroad: the Mudam Luxembourg. In addition to the prize money and the presentation at the Kunstraum, the winner(s) receives a multi-day, individual tutoring with Clémentine Proby, assistant curator at Mudam. 

The Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Mudam) is a museum for contemporary art in Luxembourg. As one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in Europe, the Mudam is known for its pioneering work in the field of performative practices within the museum context. The tutoring program initiated as part of the H13 Prize will include studio visits, curatorial dialogue and individually tailored offers. It is intended to offer the winner(s) the opportunity to further develop their own practice and enhance their international visibility.

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The premiere of the selected performance is planned for Fri, 22.11.2024, with the possibility of a subsequent installational presentation lasting a maximum of two weeks. 

The Jury for the year 2024 includes:

  • Tom Engels (Artistic director of Grazer Kunstverein and curator of the 15th Baltic Triennial)
  • Clémentine Proby (Assistant curator at Mudam Luxembourg)
  • Frederike Sperling (Artistic director of Kunstraum Niederoesterreich)
  • Miriam Stoney (Artist, author, translator)

The jury's decision is incontestable and final.
The winner will be notified by mid-may.

General rights and liability for submission can be found HERE.