The winners were selected by a jury made up of Gabi Ngcobo (South Africa), Paula Nascimento (Angola) and Sarah Rifky (Egypt). The main prize winner 2020 is Jackie Karuti. She received 20.000€ and 10.000€ towards a publication with the two runners up each receiving 5.000€. 

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

Winner 2020

Henrike Grohs Art Award Winner 2020: Jackie Karuti

Henrike Grohs Art Award Winner 2020: Jackie Karuti

Text by Wanja Kimani & Jackie Karuti  [PDF]

Jury Statement

Jury Statement

Goethe-Institut and Grohs Family Statement

Goethe-Institut and Grohs Family Statement

About the finalists

Akwasi Bediako Afrane

Akwasi Bediako Afrane

Jackie Karuti

Jackie Karuti

Sabelo Mlangeni

Sabelo Mlangeni

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The Jury 2020

We are happy to announce Paula Nascimento, Gabi Ngcobo, and Sarah Rifky as the jury members for the 2nd Henrike Grohs Art Award. The jury will select the top three prize winners, from the shortlist of 20 artists.  

Jury 2020
Open call © Goethe-Institut

Shortlist 2020

We are pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2020 Henrike Grohs Art Award. Akwasi Bediako Afrane (Ghana), Jackie Karuti (Kenya) and Sabelo Mlangeni (South Africa) have been selected by a jury consisting of Paula Nascimento (Architect and Independent Curator, Angola), Gabi Ngcobo (Curator and Educator, South Africa), and Sarah Rifky (Writer and Curator, Egypt).

Shortlist 2020

Covid-19 Artist Fellowships

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 award ceremony was held digitally. The remaining funds were redistributed as scholarships of 500€ each to the top 17 shortlisted artists.

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

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