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 continues this emphasis for the 2022 edition of the prize.
The IKOB – Feminist Art Prize aims to amplify artistic voices that have less power in the contemporary art world and in society at large. The prize poses the open question of what feminism in all its forms might mean to artists working today and supports artistic practice that pushes us to re-imagine the reality we live in.
The six nominated artists for the 2022 Art Prize are: Daniela Bershan, Jieun Lim, Sandrine Morgante, Marnie Slater, Céline Vahsen, and Puck Verkade.
The finalists are invited to present their work in the award exhibition at IKOB (25.06. - 25.09.2022). Three winners will be announced at the exhibition opening on Friday, 24.06.2022 at 6 pm. The first prize consists of a cash prize of 10,000€, the second of 7,500€ and the third prize, which traditionally supports an artist from East Belgium, of 1,500€.
Jury members 2022: 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).
The IKOB - Feminist Art Prize 2019 was won by Helen Anna Flanagan with the first prize. Julia Lübbecke was the winner of the second prize and Andrea Radermacher-Mennicken of the regional prize.