PRLog - Sep. 25, 2012 - DUSSELDORF, Germany -- The Lepsien Art Foundation has awarded the five grant holders for the International Grant Program Emerging Artists 2012/13 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The Grant Holders 2012/13 are:
Orly Hummel: Sculpture/Installation
(born 1974, Tel Aviv, Israel, lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel)
Nadja Nafe: Painting
(born 1984, Tönisvorst, Deutschland, lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany)
Ninakarlin Prinz: Sculpture/Installation
(born 1975, Lüdenscheid, Deutschland, lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany)
Rahel Gubari: Painting
(born 1978, Sulaymania, Iraq, lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany)
Adrian Espinos: Painting
(born 1985, Alicante, Spain, lives and works in Amposta, Spain)
More information regarding the grant holders 2012/13 you can find under:
The Lepsien Art Foundation received more than 320 highly interesting applications from talented artists from all over the world for the International Grant Program 2012/13.
Traditionally a large number of applications have been received from Europe, where Germany was strongly represented, followed by Spain, Portugal, Greek, Slovakia and Italy.
But also from Non-European countries many applications were handed in from countries like USA, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Iraq, Iran, Israel, China, Russia and Ukraine.
In line with the previous years the Lepsien Art Foundation received many applications from graduates from the well known Art Academy in Düsseldorf (Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie)
„We are delighted by the constant increase of highly interesting applications from all over the world for our International Grant Program. International applications have always been an important part of the process, however, this time we have been completely surprised by the large number of applications from non-european countries and applications from “new countries” which are part of the process for the first time. This strong interest of talented emerging artists from all over the world gives us the feeling that we are on the right track", Christian Lepsien, Founder and Chairman of the Lepsien Art Foundation is stating. "We will continue this path and further develop our program and support functions for talented artists and drive the constant internationalisation of our organisation forward. Thus more talented artist from all over the world have the chance to get sustainable support and a platform for their work and exchange with other artists. We do congratulate the grant holders for the 2012/13 program and we are looking forward to a fruitful and interesting grant year 2012/13.”
The grant program 2012/13 starts in September 2012 and runs until August 2013.
For more information please visit:
Lepsien Art Foundation
Lepsien Art FZE
Düsseldorf – Abu Dhabi
The Lepsien Art Foundation is a charity non-profit-organization, founded by the German art collector Christian Lepsien in Düsseldorf 2005 with the target to provide and maintain a sustainable level of support and patronage for art and culture. The management of the foundation consists of Mr. Christian Lepsien as the Chairman, Mrs. Cindy Tereba, as Vice Chairwomen and Cultural Director and a Supervisory Board with in total five members. The Lepsien Art Foundation runs the international grant program on an annual basis and is awarding five scholarships to international artist per year. The grant program includes free studios, joint exhibition, limited art editions and an annual catalogue published.