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The winner of the Purvītis Prize 2023

The exhibition comprises a striking selection of paintings, sculptures, installations, photo and video art works created by six artists and groups of authors shortlisted by a panel of independent experts for the eighth Purvītis Prize for outstanding achievement in visual art of Latvia in 2021 and 2022. The nominees are Evelīna Deičmane, Ance Eikena, Kristaps Epners, Daiga Grantiņa, Daria Melnikova, Evita Vasiļjeva and Kaspars Groševs.

The winner of the Purvītis Prize 2023 will be named by an international jury of seven art professionals after assessing the performance of each nominee at the joint exhibition. The laureate will be announced on 26 May.

During the run of the exhibition, visitors are invited to vote for their favourite from the shortlist. The winner of this vote also will be announced at the award ceremony. The viewers’ poll is organized in association with the news portal Delfi, a leading news medium in Latvia.

In keeping with the tradition started four years ago, the Lifetime Contribution Award will be presented at this year’s ceremony; the recipient of the prize is Edīte Pauls-Vīgnere.