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 2017 (€16.000)
was given to the visual artist Jaakko Pallasvuo (b. 1987 in Lohja), Helsinki

 

Jaakko Pallasvuo: Mask, 2017, video

Jaakko Pallasvuo: Soft Body Goal, 2017, video

Jaakko Pallasvuo: You Are the Sun, video


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

2016: Nestori Syrjälä (s. 1983)
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)