AkiliInstallationView - Wambui Kamiru Collymore © Akili Ni Nywele installation by Wambui Kamiru Collymore (Photo credit: Eric Muriu)

Twenty-one artists shortlisted for the HGAA 2024

We received a record number of applications for the 2024 Henrike Grohs Art Award – 690 applications from 40 countries across the African continent! Twenty-one artists have been shortlisted by a selection committee made up of Martha Kazungu, Jean Kamba and Edna Bettencourt. An international jury will select the top 3 award winners, with the main prize winner receiving a cash prize of 20.000€ and 10.000€ towards the publication of their work. Two runners-up will receive 5.000€ each. 

Shortlist 2024

How does the Henrike Grohs Art Award support the African art scene?

Conceived in honour of the late Henrike Grohs - a dedicated promoter of contemporary art in Africa - the prize aims to support outstanding artistic practices and contributes to cultural dialogue on the African continent. Since its inauguration in 2018, the prize has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to promote exceptional African contemporary art practice. Contemporary visual artists from various disciplines living and working on the African continent are eligible to apply.

The winning individual artist or collective will receive a cash prize of 20.000€ and 10.000€ towards the production of a publication on their work. Two artists or collectives will be selected as runners up and will be awarded a cash prize of 5.000€ each.

Previous Award winners are Gladys Kalichini, Zambia (2022), Jackie Karuti, Kenya (2020) and Em'kal Eyongakpa, Cameroon (2018).

About the Henrike Grohs Art Award

The Henrike Grohs Art Award is a biennial visual art prize conceived by the Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family in memory of the former Head of Goethe-Institut in Abidjan, Henrike Grohs.