The Finnish Art Society has announced the winners of the thirteen art awards 2017 and given grants to young artists and art critics.

DUCAT PRIZE 16 000 €
Visual artist Jaakko Pallasvuo (b. 1987 in Lohja), Helsinki

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


Still image from Jaakko Pallasvuo’s video Mask (2017). The video can be watched on YouTube.

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 10 000 €
Visual artist, printmaker Päivikki Kallio (b. 1952 in Helsinki), Helsinki

The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to older artists in recognition of significant life’s work.


Päivikki Kallio: Flood, 1995, installation

 

WILLIAM THURING PRIZES

The William Thuring Foundation’s main prize and other designated prizes are awarded to mid-career artists between ages 35 and 45.

WILLIAM THURING MAIN PRICE 14 000 €
Painter Mari Sunna (b. 1972 in Espoo), Berlin


Mari Sunna: Mademoiselle, 2017, oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm. Photo: Jussi Tiainen.

WILLIAM THURING PRICES à 6 500 €

1. Malin Ahlsved (b. 1976 in Pietarsaari), Hanko; painting
2. Maija Blåfield (b. 1973 in Helsinki), Helsinki; media art
3. Emma Helle (b. 1979 in Stockholm), Helsinki; scupture
4. Sanna Kannisto (b. 1974 in Hämeenlinna), Helsinki; photography
5. Antti Laitinen (b. 1975 in Raahe), Somero; performance
6. Minna Långström (b. 1974 in Tenhola), Helsinki; video installation, short films
7. Susanna Majuri (b. 1978 in Helsinki), Helsinki; photography
8. Hanneriina Moisseinen (b. 1978 in Joensuu), Helsinki; graphic novels, installation
9. Pilvi Ojala (b. 1973 in Helsinki), Launonen; painting, printmaking

 

LITERATURE AWARD 10 000 €
Ville Hänninen: Kirjan kasvot. Sata vuotta suomalaisia kirjankansia. (SKS, 2017)

HONORABLE MENTION

Sezgin Boynik (chief editor): Rab-Rab: Journal of Political and Formal Inquiries in Art
Yrjö Sepänmaa, Liisa Heikkilä-Palo, Virpi Kaukio (ed.): Vihreä päänsärky (Maahenki, 2017)
Jyrki Siukonen: Kaksi tornia. Kuvanveisto ja politiikka sosialistisen rakentamisen aikakaudella. (Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemia, 2016)
Teemu Mäki: Taiteen tehtävä. Esseitä. (Into Kustannus Oy, Latvia 2017)
Mari Tossavainen: Emil Wikström. Kuvien veistäjä. (SKS, Riika 2016)


 

THE YOUNG ARTIST GRANT (total €180.000)

The Young Artist Grant is awarded to artists who are 35 years or under and have a professional degree in art. Thirty young artists received a grant worth €6000.

1. ARNOLD Dylan Ray (b. 1982 in Helsinki), Helsinki; drawing, object collage, sculpture, installation, video
2. de ÁVILA Felipe (b. 1982 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Helsinki; sculpture, installation, video, photography
3. BYSTRÖM Otto (b. 1987 in Oulu), Helsinki; moving image, sound, text, sculpture, installation, performance
4. HAAPALA Lilli (b. 1984 in Salo), Turku; installation, video, photography, sculpture
5. HEINONEN Henrik (b. 1987 in Riihimäki), Espoo; sound, installation, light, moving image, sculpture
6. HEINONEN Viljami (b. 1986 in Tampere), Tampere; painting
7. HERRERA Inma (b. 1986 in Madrid, Spain), Helsinki; printmaking, sculpture, video performance, installation
8. HORVATH Sanna (b. 1986 in Helsinki), Pyrbaum, Germany; printmaking, installation
9. INKERÖ Artor Jesus (b. 1989 in Helsinki), Helsinki; photography, moving image, performance
10. JOTUNI Kim (b. 1982 in Järvenpää), Helsinki; sculpture
11. JÄÄSKELÄINEN Emma (b. 1988 in Espoo), Espoo; sculpture, installation, video, sound, performance
12. KITTI Henni (b. 1985 in Pello), Turku; drawing, painting, photography, video, text
13. KOLJONEN Tanja (b. 1981 in Muonio), Helsinki; photography, mixed media
14. KUITTINEN Liina (b. 1983 in Turku), Helsinki; performance, installation, video
15. LASSILA Maija (b. 1985 in Vihti), Helsinki; painting, installation, video
16. LEINO Kalle (b. 1982 in Jyväskylä), Turku; painting
17. MAARANEN Iisa (b. 1987 in Helsinki), Helsinki; painting
18. MARTIKAINEN Aleksi (b. 1984 in Kontiolahti), Helsinki; sculpture, printmaking, kinetic art
19. MÄENPÄÄ Kristiina (b. 1990 in Tampere), Turku; photography, installation
20. NISKANEN Tero (b. 1982 in Tampere), Helsinki; photography, printmaking, installation, sound
21. NORONKOSKI Juuso (b. 1983 in Helsinki), Helsinki; photography, video, sculpture, text
22. SAARIKOSKI Aura (b. 1987 in Helsinki), Helsinki; photography, video, text, installation
23. SAARINEN Raimo (b. 1984 in Helsinki), Helsinki; sculpture
24. STAUFFER Kaarlo (b. 1988 in Nastola), Helsinki; painting
25. TALPSEPP-JAANISOO Berit (b. 1984 in Tartu, Estonia), Pirkkala; sculpture, photography
26. TAMMISAARI Tuukka (b. 1984 in Lahti), Helsinki; painting, drawing, sculpture
27. TAPOLA Pauli (b. 1982 in Helsinki), Helsinki; painting, moving image
28. TEISKA Tuija(b. 1985 in Kajaani), Espoo; sculpture
29. VÄÄRISKOSKI Liisa (b. 1991 in Helsinki), Helsinki; moving image, photography, performance
30. One artist did not give the permission to publish their personal information.

 

EDVARD RICHTER GRANTS (total €10.000)

The purpose of the Edvard Richter Grant for art critics is to enable the recipient to study contemporary international fine art abroad.

1. CAVÉN Tina (b. 1962), Helsinki / 1420 € / São Paulo Biennial, Brazil
2. HEISKANEN Seppo (b. 1947), Helsinki / 600 € / Gallery Weekend Berlin
3. KARHUNEN Saara (b. 1983), Helsinki / 1000 € / New York
4. KIHLMAN Asta (b. 1977), Turku / 1500 € / New York, Miami, Havanna
5. KUOSMANEN Rosa (b. 1989), Helsinki / 1500 € / Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
6. KUUMOLA Leena (b. 1958), Helsinki / 1200 € / Berlin
7. LAULAINEN Tuomas (b. 1983), Helsinki / 880 € / Athens
8. NIEMELÄ Riikka (b. 1978) & SYRÉN Essi (b. 1985), Helsinki / 1000 € / Bucharest Biennale
9. POUTIAINEN Viivi (b. 1984), Helsinki / 900 € / Berlin Biennale