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20 Artists shortlisted for 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 awarded biennially to an
artist or arts collective living and working on the African continent, and
practicing in the field of visual arts.

Applications to the 2nd Henrike Grohs Art
Award closed on 15 November 2019. Over 400 applications were received from 28
countries across the continent.

The selection committee, made up of Nkule
Mabaso (Curator at Michaelis Galleries, South Africa), Yves Makongo (Project
Manager at Doual’art, Cameroon) and Serubiri Moses (Independent Curator, Uganda)
selected the following 20 artists for the shortlist:

Abdessamad El Montassir (Morocco)
Akwasi Bediako Afrane (Ghana)
Anderu Immaculate Mali a.k.a Immy Mali
Aurelie Djiena (Cameroon)
Christopher Nelson Obuh (Nigeria)
Eva Diallo (Senegal/Switzerland)
Francois Knoetze (South Africa)
Ivy Brandie Chemutai Ng’ok (Kenya)
Jackie Karuti (Kenya)
Kitso Lelliott (Botswana/South Africa)
Michael Soi (Kenya)
Misheck Masamvu (Zimbabwe)
Oupa Sibeko (South Africa)
Patrick Bongoy (DRC/South Africa)
Rehema Chachage (Tanzania)
Sabelo Mlangeni (South Africa)
Stacey Gillian Abe (Uganda)
Syowia Kyambi (Kenya)
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi (South Africa/USA)
Va-Bene Elikem Kofi Fiatsi (Ghana)

The main prize will be awarded by an
international jury at a ceremony in parallel to Dak’Art – Biennial of
Contemporary African Art in May 2020. 

The winning individual artist or collective
will receive a cash prize of 20.000€. 

Two artists or collectives will be
selected as runners up and will receive a cash prize of 5.000€ each.

Cameroonian intermedia artist Em’kal
Eyongakpa was the recipient of the inaugural award in 2018 with the jury of
Koyo Kouoh (Artistic Director, RAW Material Company, Dakar), Laurence Bonvin
(artist and representative of the Grohs family, Berlin), Raphael Chikukwa (Chief
Curator, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare) and Simon Njami (Curator, Paris).

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