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About Views

Choosing the best young artists

Paweł Althamer, Julita Wójcik, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Oskar Dawicki, Paulina Ołowska, Monika Sosnowska, Karol Radziszewski, Rafał Bujnowski, Olaf Brzeski, Konrad Smoleński, Anna Zaradny, Agnieszka Polska — these are Polish artists well known also abroad. What do they have in common? All are former finalists of the Views competition.


Since the first edition of Views, the idea has been not only to award outstanding artists, but also to present a broad and diverse context of young Polish art. Members of each year’s nominating committee critically examine the work of artists under 36 years of age and name their candidates. Their propositions comprise a picture of the currently most interesting phenomena in young Polish art. Today, the finalists of the competition’s past editions are often artists enjoying wide recognition in Poland, Europe and even the world. Paweł Althamer, Rafał Bujnowski, Monika Sosnowska, Konrad Smoleński or Robert Kuśmirowski were all noticed by the organisers of Views; today not only them but many others as well have won other awards, e.g. the Polityka Passport, and their works are shown at some of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art venues such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, London’s Tate Gallery or the Venice Art Biennale. Views are, therefore, the best description of the artistic reality, presenting the most significant phenomena of the Polish art market over the past two years. They offer the public a chance to become acquainted with the latest trends and explorations pursued by young artists, each competition being followed by an exhibition featuring all finalists. It is only when taken together that the competition and exhibition comprise the full picture of Views. This year we will see the works of Alicja Bielawska, Ada Karczmarczyk, Piotr Łakomy, Agnieszka Piksa and Iza Tarasewicz. The history of Views proves that it is worth getting familiar with their work and that their names are something to remember.

All editions
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2015
    08.09 – 15.11.2015
    VIEWS 2015
    Deutsche Bank Award

    For the seventh time Deutsche Bank Polska, and Zachęta – National Gallery of Art are happy to announce the “Views 2015 – Deutsche Bank Award” competition exhibition presenting the most interesting young, but already established, Polish artists.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2013
    14.09 – 07.11.2013
    VIEWS 2013
    Deutsche Bank Foundation Award

    For the sixth time the Deutsche Bank Foundation, Deutsche Bank Polska, and the Zachęta — National Gallery of Art are happy to announce the Views 2013 – Deutsche Bank Foundation Award competition exhibition presenting the most interesting young, but already established, Polish artists. Unlike in the previous years, there are five finalists and all featured works are premiere presentations.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2011
    20.09 – 13.11.2011
    VIEWS 2011
    Deutsche Bank Foundation Award

    The Views – Deutsche Bank Foundation Award biannual competition (the first edition took place in 2003) is the most important project today supporting the development and promotion of young Polish art, and the very participation in it has become a major distinction. The initiative facilitates promoting, in Poland and abroad, the best young-generation artists and rewarding the most interesting artistic positions and strategies.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2009
    19.09 – 15.11.2009
    VIEWS 2009
    Deutsche Bank Foundation Award
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2007
    14.09 – 11.11.2007
    VIEWS 2007
    Deutsche Bank Foundation Award

    This year’s exhibition presents a selection of seven creators whose activity has captured our attention, has delighted and intrigued us, making it impossible for us to remain unmoved. A common feature of the majority of the works presented here is a dialogue with culture and a post-critical relation to politics and social mores.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2005
    24.10 – 27.11.2005
    VIEWS 2005
    Deutsche Bank Foundation Award
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2003
    14.11 – 09.12.2003
    VIEWS 2003
    Deutsche Bank Foundation Award
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta