2021 Open Call Winners

The Hang Tough Contemporary '๐–๐ˆ๐๐“๐„๐‘ ๐๐‘๐ˆ๐๐“ ๐’๐‡๐Ž๐–' features new and exclusive prints from 50 artists based around Europe. These artists were selected on their artworks posted on their Instagram feeds and their suitability for print edition publication.

This initiative has connected us to 1000โ€™s of new artists from both Ireland and Europe and we look forward to collaborating with many of them over the next few project campaigns.

We selected 50 winners in total for a Hang Tough Award.

Open Call Winner #1

Paul Hallahan

Irish painter Paul Hallahan is the winner of our inaugural โ€˜Open Callโ€™ competition and has been awarded a solo exhibition with Hang Tough Contemporary in 2022.

Open Call Winner #2

Mirza Cizmic

Bosnian painter Mirza Cizmic is our second placed winner of the Hang Tough Contemporary โ€˜Open Callโ€™ competition 2021 and has also been awarded a solo exhibition with Hang Tough Contemporary in 2022.

Open Call Winner #3

Zsolt Basti

Hungarian painter Zsolt Basti who lives and works in Ireland is the third winner of the Hang Tough Contemporary โ€˜Open Callโ€™ competition 2021. Basti has been awarded our โ€˜Hang Tough Artist Sustenance Awardโ€™. This is a cash prize of โ‚ฌ2000 from Hang Tough directly to the artist to go towards continuing and encouraging his promising practice.

Open Call Winners (50)

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