IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art has awarded an artist prize every three years since the institution’s beginnings. 2019 was the first time the award was given an explicitly feminist focus. The first contemporary art award of this kind, IKOB will continue this emphasis for the 2022 edition of the prize. More information about the previous edition and exhibition can be found here.
The IKOB Feminist Art Prize aims to amplify artistic voices that have less power in the contemporary art world and in society at large. Rather than looking for artistic practices that fit neatly into the category of a pre-determined definition of feminism, the prize poses the open question of what feminism in all its forms might mean to artists working today. Operating from this position of curiosity, we invite entries for the prize from artists of all genders based in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg whose work pushes us to re-imagine the reality we live in.
The jury, consisting of Paula van den Bosch (Senior Curator, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL), Anastasia Chaguidouline (independent curator and cultural manager, LU), Els Roelandt (editor at KIOSK, Gent, BE), and Nadia Vilenne (gallerist, Liège, BE) will select a group of finalists who will be invited to present their work in the prize exhibition at IKOB in the summer of 2022, as well as three winners who will receive a cash prize also covering the acquisition of a work for the IKOB collection. The third prize traditionally supports an artist working in the region of East Belgium. The first prize consists of a cash prize of 10.000€, the second of 7.500€, and the regional prize of 1.500€.
To apply, send us the following documents (in English, German or French) as one single PDF file (max. 10 MB) to the email address email@example.com:
• A curriculum vitae with your contact details (email, telephone, address, website)
• Images of recent relevant works with captions, including work that could be shown as part of the exhibition at IKOB between 24.06. – 25.09.2022
• A short artist statement elaborating on the connection of your practice to the objectives of the IKOB Feminist Art Prize
Deadline for applications is 24.04.2022 at midnight, and finalists will be informed by 06.05.2022, with the winners of the prize officially announced on the opening night of the exhibition.