In 2022 NKD will host the winner of the XIII Young Painter Prize (YPP): Dominykas Sidorovas of Lithuania.

YPP started as a competition for Lithuanian artists back in 2009. Since 2011 it is an all Baltic competition, and has been growing into a sustainable and renowned art event.

A jury consisting of international members appoint the winner among an entry of 60+ artists. The main prize is a stay at a renowned residency in a european country, and from 2021 the winner is additionally receiving a sum of € 3.000,-, a solo exhibition in Vilnius` Pamènkalnio gallery, and a purchase by the Lithuanian National Art Collection, Painting Department Found.

Within the frame of the close Nordic/Baltic cultural and political connections, NKD is happy to host the 2021 year winner of the YPP prize in February and March 2022.