Jackie Karuti, Fossils, 2018. Photo by James Muriuki

Henrike Grohs Art Award 2022

The Henrike Grohs Art Award is a roving 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.

The recipient of the award is set to win a cash prize of 20.000€ and 10.000€ towards the publication of their work. 

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Shortlist Announcement

Applications to the 3rd Henrike Grohs Art Award closed on 17 September 2021. Over 260 applications were received from 31 countries across the continent.

The selection committee selected 22 artists for the shortlist. The main prize will be selected by an international jury with the announcement being made online in 2022. The winning artist will receive a cash prize of 20.000€ and 10.000€ towards a publication of their work. Two artists will be selected as runners up and will receive a cash prize of 5.000€ each.
 

Shortlist 2022
Chemu Ng’ok, Justice, 2019. Photo credit: Anthea Pokroy Chemu Ng’ok, Justice, 2019. © Anthea Pokroy

Call for Applications
Henrike Grohs Art Award 2022

Applications to the 3rd Henrike Grohs Art Award are now closed! Submissions were possible until 17 Septembre 2021. The Award has been established to pay tribute to the outstanding artistic talent on the African continent and to acknowledge that the working conditions for young professional artists are indeed challenging, even more so in times of a global pandemic.

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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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Henrike Grohs Art Award Winner 2020: Jackie Karuti

Henrike Grohs Art Award Winner 2020: Jackie Karuti

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