Galerie Nordenhake, Germany/Sweden/Mexico
Rodeo Gallery, Great Britain
Annemarie and Gianfranco Verna Galerie, Switzerland
Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Belgium
Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Austria
Galleria Massimo Minini, Italy
Galerie Klüser, Germany
Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Estonia
Galerie Fons Welters, The Netherlands
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Germany
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, France
Leslie Waddington, Great Britain
Ani Molnár Gallery, Hungary
Galerie Krinzinger, Austria
Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Switzerland
Studio La Città, Italy
Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Finland
V1 Gallery, Denmark
Galeria Soledad Lorenzo, Spain
Galerie BQ, Germany
Galerie Hans Mayer, Germany
Annely Juda Fine Art, Great Britain
Zeno X Gallery, Belgium
Galerie Denise René, France
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, The Netherlands
Ernst Beyeler, Switzerland
Galerie Esther Schipper, Germany
The European Gallery Award was created by the Federation of European Art Galleries Associations (F.E.A.G.A.) in 2005 to highlight the importance of galleries and to honour those galleries that exemplify in efforts to support artists and make their work visible.
Ernst Hilger has described the motives for the prizes as follows:
“In a time where many feel compelled to curate, sell, present, use and market art, few think about the continuous importance of art galleries. No artist or group of artists has reached prominence without being accompanied, represented or supported by a gallery and no major museum or other public art event would be possible without the often unnoticed effort over many years that galleries have put in to their artists’ rise to eminence.
If you ask yourself questions about where to find reliable information, where to have a guarantee on quality and provenance, where to find permanent exhibitions of known and unknown artists alike, where is dedication to and expertise on the arts and where is the will to defend artistic integrity and specialisation the answer is always the galleries “.
Two prizes have been created: the LIFETIME Award and INNOVATION and CREATIVITY Award.
The Lifetime Award honours a lifetime achievement for quality of art presentation and promotion, for supporting other galleries and playing a role model in the community.
The Innovation and Creativity Award honours outstanding creativity and innovation - including taking risks and a reputation for exceptional quality.
President of the jury is Ernst Hilger and the members are Adriaan Raemdonck, David Juda, Kristian Jarmuschek, Giò Marconi and Victor Gisler.