2011 ECC Art Award: Roman Opalka
ECC Art Award: Roman Opalka (France-Poland) for his life long depiction of "Time Passing"
Roman Opalka was a French-born Polish painter, whose works are mostly associated with conceptual art.  Opałka participated in many of the art world’s most important international exhibitions, including  Documenta in Kassel, Germany, in 1977; the Sao Paulo Bienal in 1987; and the Venice Biennale, in 1995, 2003, 2011 and 2013. He was represented in Paris and New York by Yvon Lambert, in Venice by Galleria Michela Rizzo and, for many years, at John Weber in New York. Opałka won the celebrated Grand Prize of the 7th International Biennial of Arts and Graphics of Cracow in 1969, the C. K. Norwid Art Critics Award in 1970, Franceʼs National Painting Prize in 1991 and Germanyʼs Kaiser Prize in 1993.