We are back! Surprise us and surprise yourself with your creativity. We are inviting young creators and creatives from all over the world to reinterpret works from the collection to compete for new prizes. If you are between 16 and 35 years old, participate on Instagram in this competition that has no limitations of artistic discipline or theme.

At the end of this edition, the Prior Art Space will offer two special awards for the best works of the year: €3,000 in cash and an artistic residency of 1 to 3 months with all expenses covered.

In this edition, Fred Lammie (@casicreativo), Nadia K Waheed (@nadiakwd) and Remi Molettee (@remi_molettee) are the invited artists and members of the jury.

With the collaboration of:
Logotipo Uniqlo
Comunidad de Madrid
Supported by:

Works to version

Choose one of these works from our permanent collection. You can participate with one or more versions

Guest artists

Get inspired by the versions created by Fred Lammie (@casicreativo), Nadia K Waheed (@nadiakwd) and Remi Molettee (@remi_molettee)!

Requirements for participation

  • Creators between the ages of 16 and 35, from anywhere in the world, can participate. If you are a minor, you must send us an authorisation to .
  • Post your version from a public Instagram account including hashtags #VersionaThyssen18 and #VersionaThyssen, mention to a @museothyssen, and the title of your work and of the original painting.
  • You can participate with more than one version.
  • The work must be published between 11 September and 8 October 2023.
  • If you would like your work to be exhibited at the museum on the day of the competition presentation, please send it to us.

Contest rules    Authorization for under-age participants

Up to €3,000 in prizes

  • 6 prizes of between €500 and €1.000 and advantages in the museum.
  • Prior Art Space special prize for an artistic residency lasting 1 to 3 months, with all expenses covered, plus a cash award of €3,000.

And also...

  • Uniqlo Young Artists Award: some of the finalist versions will have the opportunity to be printed on UNIQLO Gran Vía's UTme! t-shirts.
  • Young Friends of the Thyssen Awards with advantages at the museum. 
Opening night #VersionaThyssen II
#VersionaThyssen X

Awards ceremony on 21 October

Walk through the rooms of the collection in semi-darkness and discover a selection of the versions of this edition, projected next to the original paintings.

And to round off the party, we'll be hosting a concert, the guest artist of which will be announced soon.

Keep an eye out for your free tickets!