About the award

The purpose of the Prize
is to promote outstanding representatives of artistic life and commemorate the heritage of the painter and art critic, Jerzy Stajuda

The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism was proposed by art historian and critic Paweł Sosnowski and established in 1992. Originally held under the auspices of the Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts, since 2001 under the patronage of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. The Prize is funded by Jerzy Stajuda’s heirs and the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, the Prize’s co-organiser since 2012.

The purpose of the Prize is to promote outstanding representatives of artistic life and commemorate the heritage of the painter and art critic, Jerzy Stajuda. It is awarded for achievements in the field of art criticism, curatorship and other artistic activities characterised by an independence of judgement professed by Jerzy Stajuda.

Members of the Jury include the curators of Jerzy Stajuda’s estate (Aleksandra Semenowicz, Waldemar Baraniewski and Grzegorz Kowalski), Paweł Sosnowski, Maryla Sitkowska and Hanna Wróblewska on behalf of the Zachęta National Gallery of Art.

The Prize’s first recipient, in 1992, was Prof. Piotr Piotrowski for his book Dekada [Decade].

All recipients:

1992 Piotr Piotrowski
1993 Jaromir Jedliński
1994 Maryla Sitkowska
1995 Jan Michalski, Ryszard Ziarkiewicz
1996 Józef Chrobak
1997 Ewa Mikina
1998 Józef Chrobak and Marek Świca
1999 Hanna Wróblewska
2000 Piotr Szubert, prof. Mieczysław Porębski [honarary award]
2001 Izabela Kowalczyk
2002 Gerard Blum-Kwiatkowski
2003 Aneta Szyłak
2004 Marek Meschnik
2005 Jola Gola, Piotr Juszkiewicz
2006–2010 the Prize was not awarded
2011 Dorota Jarecka, Karol Sienkiewicz, Anda Rottenberg [honorary award]
2012 Piotr Kosiewski, Artur Żmijewski
2013 prof. Maria Poprzęcka [honorary award]
2014 Jakub Dąbrowski
2015 Joanna Kordjak and Agnieszka Szewczyk
2016 Tomasz Fudala, Dorota Monkiewicz

Secretary of the Prize: Karolina Zychowicz

Jerzy Stajuda
Jerzy Stajuda

Works of Jerzy Stajuda in Zachęta's collection

  • Zdjęcie pracy 0303 - Pułapki na białe słonie III
    0303 - Pułapki na białe słonie IIIJerzy Stajuda
  • Zdjęcie pracy 0501 - Pułapki na białe słonie IX
    0501 - Pułapki na białe słonie IXJerzy Stajuda
  • Zdjęcie pracy 0501 - Walka ze snem VI
    0501 - Walka ze snem VIJerzy Stajuda
  • Zdjęcie pracy 0712 - Wyspy złodziejskie IX
    0712 - Wyspy złodziejskie IXJerzy Stajuda
Editions
  • Grafika wydarzenia: The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    03.04 (PN) 18:00
    The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    2017 edition
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    11.04.2016 (PN) 19:00
    The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    2016
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    13.04.2015 (PN) 19:00
    The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    2015
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    28.04.2014 (PN) 19:00
    The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    2014
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    22.04.2013 (PN) 19:00
    The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    2013
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    07.05.2012 (PN) 19:00
    The Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism
    2012
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta