11th International Senefelder Award ceremony
The International Senefelder Foundation has presented the Senefelder Award to artists for the 11th time. It is the most generously endowed prize in this category with prize money of
EUR 15,000 and was awarded in honour of special achievements in the field of lithography.
The international jury selected the winners from over 130 entries from all over the world.
The award ceremony was held on Friday, 6th November 2015 at a public ceremony in the "Haus der Stadtgeschichte" (Local History Museum) in Offenbach am Main.
The prizewinners were:
1st prize € 7, 500
Anna Trojanowska, Kamieniec, Wroclaw (Poland)
"My heart is made of stone"
Born in 1978 in Wroclaw, Poland. She holds a Ph.D. awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Wroclaw, Poland). Until 2015 she worked as an assistant to Professor Pawel Frackiewicz in the Studio of Lithography and Graphics Promotion. Since 2015 she has run her own studio of Graphic User Interface at her Alma Mater. Her accomplishments include both printmaking (mainly stone lithography) and animation and graphic user interface design.
2nd prize € 5, 000
Nora Leitholf, Düsseldorf (Germany)
born 1990 in Dusseldorf
2010 Abitur in Germany
since 2010 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
student of painting and graphic design in the class of Professor Siegfried Anzinge
lives and works in Düsseldorf
between 2012 and 2015 took part in the "Rundgang" exhibition at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
Academy exhibition "augenfällig"
"This is the end" art project
"Yolo-you only live once"
3rd prize € 1, 250
Alena Klatikova, Novi Sad (Serbia)
Alena Klatikova was born on 09.08.1991 in Novi Sad, Serbia.
She graduated with honors from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Department of printmaking. Upon completion of basic studies of 2014, shenrolled in a masters programme. In addition to printmaking, she is intensely engaged in photography, painting and drawing. She feels passionate about all form of art. She has had around twenty group exhibitions, in Serbia, Belgium, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and the United States.
Member of Association of Fine Artists of Vojvodina.
3rd prize € 1, 250 (Two third prizes were awarded in this competition!)
Herman Noordermeer, Goutum (Netherlands)
"Emotion Recollected in Tranquility"
The moment of visualizing, the visualization, plays an important role in my art. The image, the meaning, their relation to one another, the emphatic impression of the image.
These are elements that are very important. Materials, ways of handling etc. are less important. Not only the idea but also the way of giving concrete form to the idea is what it makes interesting. The different layers of meaning that originate in this way emphasize the symbolic character of the images.
My way of working is characterized by a constant flow of drawings and notes from which images slowly develop. These images are represented in paintings and lithos as if they were frozen moments. Taking a retrospective view of the images that have evolved thus far, they seem to be an interaction between mortality and immortality
Selected lithographs by partiicpating artiests who did not win a prize were also on display in an exhibition. Mo Andre provided the musical framework programme.
We would like to offer our special thanks to the Dr. Marschner Foundation in Frankfurt am Main for their support for the 11th Senefelder Award.