© Art: Ferdinand Makouvia , Photo: Excerpt of a photo by Peter Houston

The Henrike Grohs Art Award

The Henrike Grohs Art Award is a roving biennial art prize conceived by the Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family in memory of the former Head of Goethe-Institut in Abidjan, Henrike Grohs.
 
The award aims at supporting emerging artists in their careers, responding to the challenges of practicing on the African continent. Artistic quality is the most important criteria for the award.

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Open call

Applications to the 2nd Henrike Grohs Art Award will open on 15 October 2019, with the prize being awarded at the Dak’Art - Biennale of Contemporary African Art in May 2020. The prize is awarded biennially to an artist or arts collective living and working on the African continent, and practicing in the field of visual arts. Applications must be made online before 15 November 2019.
 

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What is the Henrike Grohs Art Award?

The Henrike Grohs Art Award is a roving biennial art prize conceived by the Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family in memory of the former Head of Goethe-Institut in Abidjan, Henrike Grohs.
 
The prize is run through an open call process and is aimed at young artists who live and work on the African continent. 

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