The VG Award 2024
Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation/Switzerland
Vordemberge-Gildewart Stipendium 2024

‘RENAISSANCE’
Museion – Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano/Bozen Italy

Curated by Leonie Radine from Museion Bolzano

Competition 22 March 2024
Vernissage 22 March 2024
Exhibition running 23 March – 01 September 2024

Publication available

Nominated artists
Monia Ben Hamouda, Costanza Candeloro, Filippo Contatore, Isabella Costabile, Binta Diaw, Giorgia Garzilli, Sophie Lazari, Lorenza Longhi, Magdalena Mitterhofer, Jim C. Nedd, AliPaloma, Luca Piscopo, Raphael Pohl, Davide Stucchi, Tobias Tavella

RENAISSANCE brings together a selection of works by young artists who were born or raised in northern Italy, have studied at local art academies or universities, and/or live and work in the region. A particular curatorial focus was placed on fostering the exchanges between South Tyrol and Milan.

The exhibition highlights primarily the work and research of each of the participating artists and the diversity of their individual practice. All these positions share, in the broadest sense, a critical examination of the notion of cultural heritage, social and aesthetic “standards,” and the persistence of ghosts from the past. In fact, the artists use found methods, images, fabrics, objects, architectures, or waste products from cultural or creative industries to develop their work at the intersections between visual and applied art. In this way, they expose the foundations of hegemonic tropes of representation and power structures and address questions of belonging and cultural identity in various transdisciplinary ways.

The exhibition takes place in conjunction with a grant of 60,000 Swiss francs, which the Swiss-based Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation annually awards in collaboration with a European museum or art institution, in 2024 this is Museion, to an artist up to the age of 35. With one of the highest grants for young art in Europe, the Foundation aims to preserve the spirit of the work of the artist Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (1899–1962). The award of the scholarship was initiated by the founder, Ilse Leda, the artist’s wife. The group exhibition forms the base from which the grantee will be selected by an independent international jury. There are no conditions attached to the use of the grant money given to the recipient of the VG Award.

The exhibition takes place in conjunction with the VG AWARD 2024 and is accompanied by a publication with texts on all the artists involved.

VG next to a sculture of Jean Arp, Amsterdam 1953

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
‘Delinking and Relinking’

The Collection of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven The Netherlands

Important Presentation of works by Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart

at Museum Wiesbaden, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Kunstmuseum (Gemeentemuseum) Den Haag

The VG Award 2023
Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation/Switzerland
Vordemberge-Gildewart Stipendium 2023

‘12 Artists – 12 Rooms’
Kunstmuseum Appenzell

Competition 18 March 2023
Exhibition running 19 March - 11 June 2023

Catalogue available

The Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation 2023 went to Tina Omayemi Reden. Congratulations and best wishes! 

The VG Award 2022
Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation/Switzerland
Vordemberge-Gildewart Stipendium 2022

COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION
mumok Vienna

Running from 2 June 2022

Curated and worked out by: Manuela Ammer. Marianne Dobner. Heike Eipeldauer. Rainer Fuchs. Naoko Kaltschmidt. Matthias Michalka. Franz Thalmair

Catalogue available

The Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation 2022 went to Huda Takriti.
Congratulations and best wishes!

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
Revenir vers le futur

L’Espace de l’art concret
Mouans-Sartoux France

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
Chefs-d’OEuvre photographiques du MOMA. La Collection Thomas Walther

Musée Jeu de Paume, Paris

2021/2022

THE VG AWARD 2021
VORDEMBERGE-GILDEWART FOUNDATION/ SWITZERLAND
VORDEMBERGE-GILDEWART STIPENDIUM 2021

COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION
KIT Kunst im Tunnel/Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Running 26 November 2021 - 13 February 2022

Curated and worked out by: Gertrud Peters

Catalogue available

The Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation 2021 went to Harkeerat Mangat.
Congratulations and best Wishes!

VG next to a sculture of Jean Arp, Amsterdam 1953

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
Masterworks of Modern Photography 1900-1940.

The Thomas Walther Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, New York
MasiLugano & Camera Torino

2021

Catalogue available

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
Au rendez-vous des amis

Sammlung Goetz & Sammlung Moderne Kunst der Pinakothek der Moderne Munich

Running until 16 January 2022

Catalogue available germ./engl.

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
Hauptsache Malerei. Werke aus der Hilti Art Foundation

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Vaduz

Running: 6 November 2020 - 10 October 2021

Catalogue available 

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
The Hilti Art Collection

Hilti Art Foundation at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein/Vaduz

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented

The Museum of Modern Art New York/USA

until 12 September 2020

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart – Between Constructivism and De Stijl
Exhibition

Kunstmuseum/Gemeentemuseum Den Haag/The Netherlands

Running 22 February - 21 June 2020

 

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart – The Dutch Years

Running : 29 February - 21 June 2020

VG Award 2020 Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation/Switzerland
Exhibition

GEM Kunstmuseum/Gemeentemuseum Den Haag/The Netherlands

Opening 22 February 2020
Running 23 February - 5 April 2020

Curated by:  Benno Tempel/Yasmijn Yarram/Daniel Koep
Worked out by: Astrid Goubert

Yearly award given to one young artist up to the age of 35 years through an international jury. Support is given by the Foundation to exhibition and catalogue showing all the young shortlisted artists and the winner of the prize.
The Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation started its work in 1981 through the last will of Ilse Engelina Vordemberge, née Leda, 1906-1981, widow of the artist Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, called VG. The foundation is based in Rapperswil/Switzerland.

Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation 2020:
Nadia Guerroui

The Prize of Recognition went to Eva Giolo.

Congratulations and best Wishes!

The Foundation

President
Dr Egon Bruhin

Trustées/Board
Dr Linus Bruhin
Dr hc David Juda
Gebhard Klaus
Dr Roman Zieglgänsberger
Dr Arta Valstar-Verhoff

VG Award

Head of the Jury:
Andreas A. Meier

VG Award 2019 Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation/Switzerland
Exhibition

ALTE FABRIK. Gebert-Stiftung für Kultur in Rapperswil/CH

Opening 24 May 2019
Running 25 May - 7 July 2019

curated by Alexandra Blättler

Yearly award given to one young artist up to the age of 35 years through an international jury. Support is given by the Foundation to exhibition and catalogue showing all the young shortlisted artists and the winner of the prize.
The Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation started its work in 1981 through the last will of Ilse Engelina Vordemberge, née Leda, 1906-1981, widow of the artist Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, called VG. The foundation is based in Rapperswil/Switzerland.

Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation 2019:
Martina-Sofie Wildberger

Congratulations and best Wishes!

The Foundation

President
Dr Egon Bruhin

Trustées/Board
Dr Linus Bruhin
Dr hc David Juda
Gebhard Klaus
Dr Roman Zieglgänsberger
Dr Arta Valstar-Verhoff

VG Award

Head of the Jury:
Madeleine Schuppli

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
Von Albers bis Zukunft. Auf den Spuren des Bauhauses

2019 - 2020

Catalogue available 

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
40 Jahre – Meisterwerke zu Gast

Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen/Rh.

Running 14 September 2019 - 26 January 2020

Catalogue available 

A New Room. Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart at Museum Wiesbaden
in Addition to the Exhibition
Piet Mondrian. Natur und Konstruktion

Museum Wiesbaden/Germany

Opening 25 October 2018
Running 26 October 2018 - 17 February 2019

FRIEDRICH VORDEMBERGE-GILDEWART
PART OF THE EXHIBITION
50 YEARS. 50 ARTISTS

Annely Juda Fine Art. London

Running 8 November 2018 - 26 January 2019

Catalogue London 2018 for download at
annelyjudafineart.co.uk

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart
Part of the Exhibition
1948: La Biennale di Peggy Guggenheim

Guggenheim Museum Venice

Running 25 May - 25 November 2018
K 142, 1943

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart Exhibition

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow/Poland

Opening 28 June 2018
Running 29 June - 23 September 2018

curated by Delfina Jałowik from MOCAK
supported by the VORDEMBERGE-GILDEWART FOUNDATION/CH
Catalogue English/Polish is now available

en.mocak.pl/to-the-absolute-through-the-abstract

VG Award 2018 Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation/Switzerland
EXHIBITION

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow/Poland

Opening 28 June 2018
Running 29 June - 23 September 2018

curated by Delfina Jałowik from MOCAK

Yearly award given to one young artist up to the age of 35 years through an international jury. Support is given by the Foundation to exhibition and catalogue showing all the young shortlisted artists and the winner of the prize.
The Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation started its work in 1981 through the last will of Ilse Engelina Vordemberge, née Leda, 1906-1981, widow of the artist Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, called VG. The foundation is based in Rapperswil/Switzerland.

AWARD of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation 2018
Diana Lelonek

Two Prizes of Recognition went to Małgorzata Goliszewska and Maciej Cholewa.

Congratulations and best Wishes!

Catalogue English/Polish is now available

en.mocak.pl/award-of-the-vordemberge-gildewart-foundation-2018

The Foundation

President
Dr Egon Bruhin

Trustées/Board
Dr Linus Bruhin
Prof Dietrich Helms
Dr hc David Juda
Gebhard Klaus
Dr Arta Valstar-Verhoff

VG Award

Head of the Jury since 1983:
Dr Willy Rotzler
Prof Gotthard Graubner
Margit Weinberg-Staber

up to now:
Madeleine Schuppli

Early Work of Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart

shown at
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Hello World. Revision einer Sammlung

Running 28 April - 26 August 2018 
K 8, 1924

© Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation (Rapperswil/Switzerland)
Works by Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart at Museum Wiesbaden including all photographs and documents out of the Archive: © Museum Wiesbaden (Germany)

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