Strabag Artaward International 2023

Strabag Artaward International

STRABAG SE is a European-based technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and financial strength. Its services span all areas of the construction industry and cover the entire construction value chain.

The STRABAG Kunstforum serves an international art sponsorship with the organisation of STRABAG Artaward International, the exhibition activities in the STRABAG Artlounge and the establishment and care of the STRABAG Artcollection, permanently presented at more than 60 office locations all over Europe.

Find here all awarded and preselected artists over the last years 

We are looking forward to your participation and kindly ask you to provide this information for interested artists and colleagues as well.

Application period for STRABAG Artaward International 2023 was from 9.1.-27.1.2023.


Vergaberichtlinien / Rules of Award 2023

    The STRABAG Artaward is an award for the support of art for artists of up to 40 years in the fields of painting and drawing, which terms are freely reinterpreted for the contemporary art landscape. It has been awarded in Austria since 1994 and internationally since 2009.


    Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Austria

    • Eligible to take part are artists from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Austria.

    • Participants must be citizens of one of these five countries or must have been permanently based in one of these countries for at least two years.

    • In addition, Ukrainian citizens currently residing in one of the participating countries are eligible to participate regardless of the duration of their stay.

    • Participants of the STRABAG Artaward International must be born in or after the year 1983.

    • All participants must have a degree in higher artistic studies (art academies, art colleges or universities).

    • All participants accept the findings of the jury. Any recourse to legal action is excluded.

    • Every participant is the copyright holder. The submitted works of art will remain the property of the participant.

    • The participants agree that in connection with STRABAG Artaward International his/her submitted works of art may be presented, photographed, printed and published online – unlimited and free-of-charge.

    • Submitted works of art must not have been awarded any further public art prize and must be owned by the participant.

    • In the event of receiving the STRABAG Artaward International, STRABAG Kunstforum will have a right to purchase the submitted artworks. The purchase price is agreed to be the insurancevalue stated at the time of submission.

    • The participants are responsible for the accuracy of their information. Due to wrong statements, STRABAG Kunstforum may refrain from awarding the prize.
  • JURY

    The jury members of STRABAG Artaward International 2023 are art experts from the participating countries:

    Barnabás Bencsik, Curator and Gallerist, Budapest/HU
    Vladimír Beskid, Director, Ján Koniarek Galerie, Trnava/SK
    Goschka Gawlik, Curator and Art Critic, Vienna/AT
    Roman Grabner, Curator, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz/AT
    Vít Havránek, Vice-Rector for International Relations, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague/CZ
    Edith Raidl, Art Collector, Vienna/AT
    Tanja Skorepa, Head, STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna/AT
    Wilhelm Weiß, Director, STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna/AT

    • A main prize of € 15.000,- and four recognition prizes of € 5.000,- each will be awarded. In addidion, art works of the winners might be purchased for STRABAG Artcollection.

    • After the award ceremony and the collective exhibition of all the prize-winning works, each of the five laureates will have a solo exhibition at STRABAG Artlounge in Vienna.

    • The laureates can apply for the artist-in-residence-programme at STRABAG Artstudio in Vienna.

    All participants must apply online at from 9 January till 27 January 2023. The application form must be filled in correctly in German or English (guidance on the website). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Eligible in the fields of painting and drawing are three works of art (one or multiple parts), which are essential for the jury’s decision.

    Mandatory information:

    Short biography / list of exhibitions / portrait photo / photos (RGB, jpg) of three works of art intended to enter the competition, dated between 2021 and 2023, with title, year, technique, dimensions, insurance value and photo credits stated / short statement about the submitted artworks

    The maximum dimensions per artwork are 200 x 240 cm and the maximum weight per artwork is 15 kg.

    There are no thematic specifications.

    Optional data: Up to three photos (RGB, jpg) of exhibition views or details of the submitted artworks.

    The online application process takes a while. The responsibility for completing the online application before the deadline is entirely the artists’.


    Based on the submissions online, the jury makes a selection for the final jury session. From 20 March 2023, all artists will be notified in writing.

    The nominees will be presented with their works of art at

    • All nominees must submit the three originals specified in the online application.

    • The submitted originals must be marked on the back and on the outside with the labels received by mail/post.

    • All submitted artworks must be packed in bubble wrap or cardboard (rolls). The use of cling film / plastic foil is not allowed. Detailed information on submission and transport regulations for artworks submitted to the STRABAG Artaward International will be provided separately.

    • Submission of the artworks at the STRABAG offices in Prague/CZ, Budapest/HU, Pruszkow/PL, Bratislava/SK and Vienna/AT: Middle of April 2023

    • Transport of the artworks to the specific STRABAG building is at the artists‘ own costs and risks. A collective transport from the specific STRABAG offices to Vienna will be organized by STRABAG Kunstforum.

    • It is possible to hand in additional documentation material (maximum of two catalogues and one portfolio, one copy each). This material will be returned only upon your request.


    The final jury will meet on 27 April 2023 at STRABAG Artlounge in Vienna. All nominees will be notified in writing on 28 April 2023.

    Please note, that the submitted works will not be installed to walls for the jury session.

    • The returned artworks must be collected at the specific STRABAG offices in Prague, Budapest, Pruszkow, Bratislava and Vienna. The artworks of the five shortlisted artists will remain in Vienna for the group exhibition. 

    • Return of the artworks: Beginning of May 2023

    At the award ceremony and the opening of the group exhibition on 15 June 2023 at the Artlounge at STRABAG Haus, Vienna, the winner and the four recipients of recognition prizes will be announced. A catalogue for the group exhibition will be published.