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.
artist or arts collective living and working on the African continent, and
practicing in the field of visual arts.
Award closed on 15 November 2019. Over 400 applications were received from 28
countries across the continent.
Mabaso (Curator at Michaelis Galleries, South Africa), Yves Makongo (Project
Manager at Doual’art, Cameroon) and Serubiri Moses (Independent Curator, Uganda)
selected the following 20 artists for the shortlist:
international jury at a ceremony in parallel to Dak’Art – Biennial of
Contemporary African Art in May 2020.
will receive a cash prize of 20.000€.
selected as runners up and will receive a cash prize of 5.000€ each.
Eyongakpa was the recipient of the inaugural award in 2018 with the 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).