The European Roma Cultural Foundation lead by Tímea Junghaus, researcher of the Institute of Art History is one of the recipients of the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2012

Art historian, curator and theorist of visual art and culture Suzana Milevska from Skopje, Macedonia is the recipient of this year's Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory, an award of EUR 40.000. Initiated and funded by ERSTE Foundation, the award recognizes outstanding cultural activities related to the Central and South Eastern European region. Additionally to the award three working grants were given, two by the jury, one by the laureate, to the Berlin based slavicist Sabine Hänsgen, art historian Klara Kemp-Welch from London and the European Roma Cultural Foundation based in Budapest. The head of the curatorial board of the foundation is Tímea Junghaus, assistant research fellow of the Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Art History.

The laureate is selected by an international jury appointed by ERSTE Foundation. In 2012 the jury consists of the following members: Alenka Gregorič, curator (Ljubljana), Yuri Leiderman, artist (Berlin and Moscow) and Hanna Wróblewska, director of the Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw).

The award ceremony was held in Warsaw on Friday, 16 November 2012, accompanied by a conference and presentation of the book Igor Zabel "Contemporary Art Theory" at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art.