Welcome to the Linnamo Prize ceremony at Forum Box Gallery on Wednesday 24 November 2021 at 6 pm!
The Linnamo Prize is a Finnish fine arts prize awarded by Olga and Vilho Linnamo Foundation every two years. The award is given in recognition of committed exploration shown in artistic practice. It is worth 15 000 euros and will be awarded for the first time in 2021.
With the award the foundation seeks to acknowledge work that invigorates the expressive potentialities of art, modes of experimentality that often take place in the margins of the art world.
The Linnamo Prize is awarded to an experienced artist or artist group whose work can be anticipated to lead to interesting paths in the future. The recipients of the prize are expected to be either Finnish citizens or permanently living and working in Finland. The prize is awarded in close collaboration with the artist-run cooperative Forum Box: from 2023 onwards the prize includes – in addition to the monetary acknowledgement – an opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at Forum Box gallery.
The recipient is decided by the board of trustees of Olga and Vilho Linnamo Foundation based on a proposal by a three-person jury composed of artists. In 2021-2023 the jury includes the following members: Markus Konttinen (b. 1957), Jani Ruscica (b. 1978) and Man Yau (b. 1991).
More about the Linnamo Prize: https://linnamonsaatio.fi/en/linnamo-prize/
At the award ceremony, the criteria for the award will be read and a panel discussion will be held with the artist to be awarded. The discussion will be in English. Sparkling wine serving. Free admission.