Graduate of AFAD winner of the competition Maľba

The winner of the 12th year of the prestigious competition Maľba (Painting) - VUB Foundation Award for Painting for Young Artists is Žofia Dubová, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in the academic year 2017/2018, at the Painting Department, Studio +-XXI (prof. Daniel Fischer).

This year, the international jury led by a chairwoman Jane Neal, a British curator of contemporary art, was selecting out of 118 registered artists.

VUB Foundation supports contemporary young art in the field of painting. On annual basis, it organizes the competition Painting – VUB Foundation Award for Painting for Young Artists designed for professional painters below 35 years. Its objective is to support their work, assist them in starting up their artistic career as well as present the contemporary young art to the public.

Winner Žofia Dubová
Winner Žofia Dubová with Jane Neal, chairman of the jury from Great Britain and Jozef Kausich, representative of VUB Bank
This year's winners of with Jane Neal, chairman of the jury, and Jozef Kausich, representative of VUB Bank
Announcing Winners and opening of contest in Nedbalka Gallery
Exhibition installation (before opening)
Dubová Žofia - Over the mountain
Source: Nadácia VÚB