ING Unseen Talent Award 2018

The ING Unseen Talent Award returns for its sixth edition

The ING Unseen Talent Award, an ongoing collaboration between ING and Unseen, offers European artists the opportunity to present their work to a global audience. Five finalists take part in the ING Unseen Talent Programme, coached by renowned British artist Isaac Julien.  Their finished works are subsequently exhibited at the ING Unseen Talent Award exhibition. During the official opening day of Unseen Amsterdam, the Jury winner of the ING Unseen Talent Award will be announced having been selected by an international jury comprised of Chris Bedson (Senior Art Director, Calvin Klein), Emma Bowkett (Director of Photography, FT Weekend), Sanne ten Brink (Head Curator, ING Collection), Florian Ebner (Chief of Photography, Centre Pompidou) and Fiona Tan (internationally renowned visual artist and filmmaker). The Jury Winner will receive a production fund of €10,000, and the Public Winner, selected via online public voting, will receive a new commission for the ING Collection.

This year’s finalists are Dávid Biró (HU), Jaakko Kahilaniemi (FI), Pauline Niks (NL), Eva O’Leary (US/IE) and Alexey Shlyk (BY). The online public voting tool will be launched at the beginning of September. 

You can read more about the ING Unseen Talent Award and previous editions here

Image: ING Unseen Talent Award, 2017 © Maarten Nauw