Nestori Syrjälä: Latourian Litany (plate 20 kg), 2015, veistos/skulptur/sculpture

The Ducat Prize, founded in 1858, is the oldest art award in Finland. It is presented by the Art Society annually to a young Finnish artist under 35 in recognition of special merit.

DUCAT PRIZE 2016 (€16.000)
was given to the visual artist Visual artist Nestori Syrjälä (b. 1983, Eura), Helsinki


Nestori Syrjälä. Photo: Patrik Rastenberger

Nestori Syrjälä: Running Man, 2016–2017, julkinen teos

Nestori Syrjälä: Running Man, 2016–2017

Among the first artists who received the Ducat Prize have been Victoria Åberg (1861), Fredrik Ahlstedt (1969) and Albert Edelfelt (1872). Fanny Churberg and Helene Schjerfbeck were both awarded in 1879.

DUCAT PRIZES IN THE 2000s

2015: Tuomo Rainio (b. 1983)
2014: Alma Heikkilä (b. 1984)
2013: Riikka Kuoppala (b. 1980)
2012: Maija Luutonen (b. 1978)
2011: Hans Rosenström (b. 1982)
2010: Leena Nio (b. 1982)
2009: Petri Eskelinen (b. 1975)
2008: Terike Haapoja (b. 1974)
2007: Mari Sunna (b. 1972)
2006: Pauliina Turakka Purhonen (b. 1971)
2005: Tea Mäkipää (b. 1973)
2004: Minna Jatkola (b. 1974)
2003: Vesa-Pekka Rannikko (b. 1968)
2002: Viggo Wallensköld (b. 1969)
2001: Paavo Paunu (b. 1965)