biennial art prize conceived by the Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family in
memory of the former Head of Goethe- Institut
in Abidjan, Henrike Grohs.
Applications to the 2nd Henrike Grohs Art
Award will open 15 October and close 15
at a ceremony in conjunction with Dak’Art – Biennial of Contemporary African
Art in May 2020.
collective living and working on the African continent, and practicing in the
field of visual arts.
international jury after a shortlist is compiled by a selection committee.
winning individual artist or collective will receive a cash prize of 20.000€
and a publication produced to the value of 10.000€ on their work. Two artists
or collectives will be selected as runners up and will receive a cash prize of
in their careers, responding to the challenges of practicing on the African
continent. Artistic quality is the most important criteria for the award.
Eyongakpa was the recipient of the inaugural award in 2018 with the
international jury of Koyo Kouoh (Artistic Director, RAW Material Company,
Dakar), Laurence Bonvin (artist and representative of the Grohs family,
Berlin), Raphael Chikukwa (Chief Curator, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare)
and Simon Njami (Curator, Paris).
2019 at www.henrikegrohsartaward.africa. All applications must be made via the
online entry form.
Head of the Goethe-Institut in Abidjan from 2013–2016. She co-founded the
project Next – Intercultural Projects at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in
Orchestra’s Education programme. In 2009, she was appointed Advisor on Culture
and Development at the Goethe-Institut
at the age of 51 in a terrorist attack in Côte d’Ivoire in March 2013 along
with seventeen other people.
of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. Its mandate is to promote
the study of German abroad and to encourage international cultural exchange.
Today it is represented in 98 countries and has some 3,300 employees. It
contributes widely to the promotion of artists, ideas and works. Supporting the
local cultural scenes and strengthening panAfrican dialogue through the arts
are part of its mission on the African continent, where it operates 19
institutes in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Cairo, Casablanca,
Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kigali, Lagos, Lomé,
Yaoundé, as well as liaison offices in Algiers, Kinshasa and Ouagadougou and
cultural associations in Antananarivo, Bamako, Cape Town, Harare, Kampala and
firstname.lastname@example.org or Jonas Radunz, PR Officer
at the Goethe-Institut South Africa at Jonas.Radunz@goethe.de