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

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.

About the award

The Henrike Grohs Art Award is awarded every two years to visual artists or a collective of artists working on the African continent.
The next award ceremony is planned for 2022. Applications are open from mid-August 2021

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Award Ceremony 2020

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€. 

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