Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy 2013

Alte Saline Hallein 2012, photo: Ruth Ehrmann

The title of the course programme 2013 of Salzburg Summer Academy is “Artist’s territory”. This year there will be 21 courses of between one and four weeks in three locations: Hohensalzburg Fortress, the old salt factory (Alte Saline) in Hallein and the Kiefer quarry in Fürstenbrunn. The teaching artists come from all over the world – from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, Germany, Haiti, India, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, the UK and Austria. The programme offers a wide variety ranging from stone sculpture to media art, from “Arte útil” (useful art) to jewellery design. The focus is on exploration, defining and interpreting the terrain where art is produced, presented and communicated – as well as on the inevitable disillusionment that occasionally arises, and the subsequent re-enchantment.

ERSTE Foundation offers eight fellowships for young artists and for emerging curators from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic to take part in a course of their choice at the Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Arts (22 July – 31 August 2013). In order to select the eight fellows, a call was held in the respective countries beginning of this year.

Here are the eight fellows (and the courses of their choice) selected by a jury formed by ERSTE Foundation together with its long term project partners tranzit.cztranzit.hu,tranzit.ro and tranzit.sk:


Czech Republic: Jan Rous (Olga Chernysheva – Artist’s territory)
Hungary: David Karas (Tania Bruguera – Useful Art)
Romania: Liliana Basarab (Olga Chernysheva – Artist’s territory); Larisa David (Christoph Draeger – Simsalaboom!)
Slovakia: Jana Viteková (Felix Gmelin – Where do we go with our flag?)


Czech Republic: Lenka Kurkurová (Nancy Adajania – Re-enchanting the curatorial moment)
Hungary: Flora Gado (Nancy Adajania – Re-enchanting the curatorial moment)
Slovakia: Lucia Almášiová (Nancy Adajania – Re-enchanting the curatorial moment)

The fellowships are designed for artists and curators at the beginning of their career and cover room and board, travel expenses and the participation fee for the course. Furthermore, the participants will be given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and their experience, to reflect their own work, develop new ideas and get contacts on an international level.