Cooking Section, ADP 2016 laureates, installing the artwork produced during their residency in Luxembourg.
Finnish photographer Jorma Puranen is the mentor of the 2019 and 2020 editions. Previous mentors of the programme are leading British visual artist Darren Almond, Polish conceptual artist Mirosław Bałka and renowned British abstract painter Callum Innes.
Each year the geographic angle of the programme shifts its focus within the EU and aims to address the balance of nationality in the EIB’s art collection by selecting emerging artists who come from countries under-represented in the collection.
The second thematic angle addresses EIB strategic priorities and current topical issues in Europe, building on the momentum of issues of public concern in EU debates. Previous calls were: “The Imprint of Man – Representing the Anthropocene” from 2014 to 2017; “Water & Ocean Preservation” – addressing environmental and climate action – in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans in 2016; “Beyond Borders” in 2017 and “Cultural Heritage: Dealing with History through Art” in the framework of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.