Allegro Prize articles

Anna Perach, Seven Wives, 2021, performance documentation, tufted yarn & synthetic hair, beading, hemp rope and S-hooks, various sizes

Portfolio: Anna Perach Her practice explores the dynamic between personal and cultural myths.

She is interested in how our private narratives are deeply rooted in ancient folklore and storytelling.

Contemporary Lynx Team Jul 22, 2022
Nikita Kadan, Difficulties of Profanation II(2015-2022). Iron, rubble, archival prints (postcards and photographs), proof of war, added objects from Kyiv and Kharkiv. Courtesy of the Artist and Transit gallery. Photographs provided by the PinchukArtCentre © 2022. Photographed by Pat Verbruggen

In conversation with Ksenia Malykh Allegro Prize 2022

Ksenia Malykh is an art historian, a curator, and a cultural manager. She’s the Head of the Research Platform at the PinchukArtCentre and this year, she’s also joining us on the jury panel of the Allegro Prize 2022.

Maria Markiewicz Jun 30, 2022
Ewa Ciepielewska, Holenderskie-ruskie, acrylic on canvas, 1994, 367 x 267 cm

Portfolio: Ewa Ciepielewska painter, performer, activist, altruist and nature lover

She is interested in social and community situations and looking for non-institutional forms of being together in the face of social andecological crises.

Contemporary Lynx Team Jun 24, 2022

‘We have to follow the artists…’ In conversation with Joanna Kamm, LISTE Director

Maria Markiewicz met with Joanna Kamm, director of Liste Art Fair Basel and one of our Allegro Prize jury members. The two spoke about Liste 2022, the importance of supporting young artists and gallerists, and what Joanna is hoping to see in Allegro Prize submissions.

Maria Markiewicz Jun 13, 2022
Latifa Zafar Attaii, Untitled, Thread on Print 8”.12”, 2017

Portfolio: Latifa Zafar Attaii She makes stories of dissent and rebellion.

"To be born, brought up, and live in a society where one is intrinsically deprived and forgotten as a female, isolated and labeled as the ‘other’ in one’s own homeland, femininity and ethnicity become one’s identity."

Contemporary Lynx Team Apr 15, 2022
Debashish Paul, "Beyond The Body and Gender" Photo by Srabani Naskar and courtesy of the artist

Portfolio: Debashish Paul He explores the problems of queer identity in a society dominated by heterosexual norms

He seeks to expand and explore the tabooed conception of homosexuality by unveiling the body, treating it as a tender landscape, and generating new references to queer identities.

Contemporary Lynx Team Mar 18, 2022
Paweł Starzec, from the series "Makeshift"

Portfolio: Paweł Starzec documentalist, photographer, sociologist

Mainly interested in correlations between space and its context, and in envisioning broader processes through their aftermath and peripherals.

Contemporary Lynx Team Feb 18, 2022
Emilia Kurylowicz, R&D, photo by Iga Drobisz

Portfolio: Emilia Kurylowicz Their practice combines video, sound, performance and text.

By means of songwriting, provocative humor, visual paraphrasing and creating alter egos, she touches upon a variety of themes such as feminism, technology, environmentalism, sexuality and critique of the neoliberal ideology.

Contemporary Lynx Team Feb 04, 2022
Honza Zamojski, The Meeting, The Gathering, CSW Warszawa

Portfolio: Honza Zamojski Artist, designer, book publisher and (sometimes) curator

His minimalist forms are loaded with meaningful symbols, abstract compositions and figurative representations...

Contemporary Lynx Team Dec 16, 2021

We know the Winners Allegro Prize 2021

After the vigorous deliberations, the jury has chosen the three winners and 10 honourable mentions.

Contemporary Lynx Team Dec 07, 2021
Aiva, 2020, animated film, 13 minutes, Director: Veneta Androva, Music: Nadia D’Alò & Benedikt Frey, Voice: Vivienne Pettitt, Supported by Bulgarian Fund for Women

Portfolio: Veneta Androva Androva explores sociopolitical, economic, and gender issues through stories

Veneta Androva (born in Sofia) is a visual artist who graduated in Fine Arts from Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin and also obtained a degree in History of Art and […]

Contemporary Lynx Team Nov 26, 2021

Allegro Prize 2021 Meet the 30 finalists

We are delighted to announce the Shortlisted Artists for the 2021 edition of the Allegro Prize.

Contemporary Lynx Team Nov 16, 2021
Barbara Gryka, Cowgirls

Portfolio: Barbara Gryka She is interested in social reality

In her practice she works with performance, video and photography. She is interested in social reality.

Contemporary Lynx Team Nov 05, 2021
photo by Mariona Otero, Ida Ekblad, Lily van der Stokker on the wall, Gaetano Pesce vases and a table

A Choir of Female Voices. An Interview with Valeria Napoleone, an Italian collector

Valeria Napoleone is an Italian collector, patron, and philanthropist, who has been building an incredible art collection solely dedicated to female artists since the mid-1990s.

Marek Wołyński Sep 27, 2021
Courtesy by Rafał Milach

An interview with Rafał Milach a photographer and visual artist

A well-known visual artist Rafał Milach tells us how he ended up as a photographer and how to work with this specific medium. He also reveals how important it is for him to be a lecturer and shares his opinion on competitions.

Patrycja Głusiec Sep 20, 2021
Andrzej Chyra

“I am trying to go along unpaved ways”. In conversation with Andrzej Chyra - juror of Allegro Prize 2021

You are a member of the jury of this year’s edition of Allegro Prize, a competition for young visual artists.

Karol Szafraniec Sep 15, 2021
View of the space of Agnieszka Polska's exhibition 'Millennium Plan' at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2.07-19.09.2021), photo by Daniel Chrobak.

On negotiating potential versions of the future and “being together”. An interview with curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

We met with Natalia Sielewicz to discuss her latest work, current outlook on the role of a curator and art institution.

Maria Markiewicz Sep 07, 2021
Open Group, Synonym for "wait", 2015, photo by Sergey Illin, courtesy to the artists.

Portfolio: Open Group Yuriy Biley, Pavlo Kovach and Anton Varga

Оpen Group was founded in August 2012 in Lviv by six Ukrainian artists. The group’s structure changed over the years...

Contemporary Lynx Team Aug 27, 2021
Rafał Zajko

Portfolio: Rafał Zajko Artist who lives and works in London

He holds an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, London, UK.

Contemporary Lynx Team Jul 09, 2021

Portfolio: Horacy Muszyński He combines film, performance and video art in his work.

Horacy Muszyński (born. 1994, Poznań) – Graduate of Experimental Cinema department at Sczecin Academy of Art, currently participant of De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Horacy Muszynski combines film, performance and video art […]

Contemporary Lynx Team Jun 06, 2021

Portfolio: Anna Zaradny Sound and visual artist, composer, improviser and performer

Visual artist, composer, improviser, sound art artist, music festival animator, author of installations and objects...

Contemporary Lynx Team Mar 16, 2021

Portfolio: Yan Tomaszewski artist who works at the intersection of sculpture, film and installation

Yan Tomaszewski is a French/Polish artist who works at the intersection of sculpture, film and installation. His often narrative projects combine research-based methodologies with visually seductive outcomes...

Contemporary Lynx Team Feb 05, 2021

Portfolio: Agata Ingarden Her practice is driven by material research as well as investigations in post-humanities, science fiction and mythical narratives

Agata Ingarden's practice is driven by material research as well as investigations in post-humanities, science fiction and mythical narratives...

Contemporary Lynx Team Jan 27, 2021

Winners of the Allegro Prize 2020

We are thrilled to announce winners of the Allegro Prize 2020...

Contemporary Lynx Team Dec 15, 2020

Allegro Prize 2020 The List of Shortlisted Artists

At the second stage in the selection process, the competition jury consists of: Anda Rottenberg, Jakub Julian Ziółkowski, Monika Brodka, Werner Jerke, Łukasz Ronduda, Jacek Weichert (Allegro), Dobromiła Błaszczyk & Sylwia Krasoń (Contemporary Lynx).

Contemporary Lynx Team Dec 01, 2020
Łukasz Ronduda oprowadza po wystawie _Nigdy więcej_, MSN, 2019

‘Making Feature Films’ In Conversation with Łukasz Ronduda

Łukasz Ronduda — whose current project All Our Fears [Wszystkie Nasze Starchy] is a distinctly narrative-driven film steeped...

Patrycja Głusiec Nov 18, 2020
Alicja Wróblewska, Reef

The Reefs of the Future in the Lens of Alicja Wróblewska

Before taking part in an art competition, do you sometimes wonder who are the eventual laureates? In this article, we would like to shed light on one such winner – Alicja Wroblewska...

Dobromiła Błaszczyk Oct 20, 2020
Brodka, photo: M. Murawski, Red Bull Content Pool, 18.11.2016

Brodka: My Music Always Goes Hand in Hand with the Image

Brodka juggles different styles of music, daring sound and aesthetics with amazing grace. Her alternative sources of inspiration go far beyond the world of sound to encompass varied areas of...

Dobromiła Błaszczyk Oct 13, 2020
Jakub Julian Ziółkowski, The Origin of Man, 2020, 108 x 98 cm, oil and mixed media on canvas, courtesy of the artist

Art Is a State of Internal Traveling In Conversation with Jakub Julian Ziółkowski

In the following conversation Jakub Julian Ziółkowski shares thoughts on his own artistic practice, the relationship with the art world, and what being a judge of the Allegro Prize Competition means to him...

Wojciech Delikta Oct 04, 2020
Art Studio of Paulina Tyro-Niezgoda, photo by Michał Korta

“The Studio Is Like A Case For Me.” Visiting The Warsaw Historic Art Studio Of Paulina Tyro-Niezgoda

In our conversation she explained to me the nuances of work of an exhibition designer, elaborated on the role...

Patrycja Głusiec Sep 30, 2020

10 Art Competitions You Need to Enter in 2020

Looking for a new challenge? We prepared a selection of 10 amazing art competitions for artists from around the world and all disciplines. Check out the list and apply right now.

Contemporary Lynx Team Sep 15, 2020

I’m Looking For a Fresh and Unique Worldview: Jacek Weichert

Allegro Prize is an international competition for visual artists from all over the world. There’s no entrance fee, and the game is worth the candle since the...

Contemporary Lynx Team Sep 01, 2020
Jeppe Hein, Don’t Expect Anything Be Open to Everything, a series of events at Koenig Galerie, Berlin 2017, Image Courtesy: Koenig Galerie

The Culture-making Role Galleries and Art Fairs

The art world brings together numerous talented players. From artists, curators, and collectors to museums, galleries, art fairs, auction houses and many other institutions and professionals...

Marek Wołyński Aug 25, 2020
JSC Berlin. Photo by Robert Hamacher. Courtesy of Julia Stoschek Collection.

7 Collectors to Follow Online Each of them collects with a different goal in mind, but they can all help keep us in the loop about the newest art trends

Collectors have always played a significant role in the art world – they are trendsetters who actively shape the art market and influence it...

Aleksandra Mainka-Pawłowska Aug 18, 2020
KAWS, THE KAWS ALBUM, which sold for $14.8 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong, setting a new record for the artist. Courtesy of Sotheby's.

7 Artists to Follow Online

Below, we present a list of seven most interesting artists present in virtual reality. Keep an eye on them – you’ll definitely see their names in the headlines again!

Aleksandra Mainka-Pawłowska Aug 11, 2020
step by step how to buy young art

5 Rules On How to Buy Polish Young Art

For beginning collectors, young art is a perfect investment - it allows for adding the first few notches on the belt without a need to spend a lot...

Aleksandra Mainka-Pawłowska Jul 28, 2020
Antoine Watteau, The Shop Sign of Gersaint, oil on canvas, 1720

The Brief History of the Art Market From Patrons to Online Sales

Even though the art market is still considered to be exclusive and reserved for the lucky few, more and more people seem to be aware of its existence...

Aleksandra Mainka-Pawłowska Jul 07, 2020
John Schnobrich, unsplash, stock

Step by Step: Do You Want to Buy Art Online? How to Do It and What to Look for?

Today, thanks to the benefits of the Internet, it doesn’t take much to become an art collector - the only thing we need is our computer or smartphone and...

Aleksandra Mainka-Pawłowska Oct 12, 2019
auction hammer

The ABC's of Auction: Terms and Words You Must Know

Would you like to start buying art during art auction but are terrified by the mass of unknown terms? We have prepared and collected for you the most important terms / words that you can meet at the auction.

Contemporary Lynx Team Sep 14, 2019