IKOB International Art Centre East Belgium
The International Art Centre (IKOB), founded in 1993 by the current IKOB director Francis Feidl, is a museum of contemporary art in the German speaking city of Eupen
Eupen is a municipality in the Belgian province of Liège, from the German border , from the Dutch border and from the "High Fens" nature reserve...

  in Belgium
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...


Exhibitions and collection

The IKOB's sculpture exhibitions "Concept 93" (1993) and especially "Full Barns" (1997) gained international attention because, the former Documenta
documenta is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. It was founded by artist, teacher and curator Arnold Bode in 1955 as part of the Bundesgartenschau which took place in Kassel at that time...

 organizer Manfred Schneckenburger
Manfred Schneckenburger
Manfred Schneckenburger is a German art historian and curator of modern and contemporary art.Schneckenburger studied German literature, history, and the history of art. He first worked as a school teacher for some years and later as an art critic. In 1972, he organized the cultural program for the...

  committed known European artists, such as Tony Cragg
Tony Cragg
Tony Cragg is a British visual artist specialized in sculpture. He is currently the director of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.-Early life:Cragg was born in Liverpool in 1949...

, Wolfgang Nestler, Maik and Dirk Löbbert or Marie Jo Lafontaine .

Since 2000, the IKOB organizes an international programme of exhibitions in new galleries and is own collection adding to it's collection.

Arts funding

The IKOB Art Award is awarded every three years to young artists since 2005. The jury, chaired by Jan Hoet
Jan Hoet
Jan, Knight Hoet is the founder of SMAK in Ghent, Belgium.-Biography:Jan curated Documenta IX in Kassel in 1992...

, selected the German artist Stefanie Klingemann as the first winner. The award is endowed with 5,000 €.

The following artists were nominated for the The IKOB Art Award 2011: Tatjana Gerhard, Brigitte Reisz, Vera Hilger
Vera Hilger
-Life and work:Vera Hilger was born in Schleiden, Germany,* 1991 - 1993 Vera Hilger studied Philosophy and German studies at the RWTH Aachen University* 1993 - 1997 graduation from the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts...

, Judith Krebbekx, Kati Heck. An international jury selected Kati Heck as the winner.

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