The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme

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The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme

With a prize amount of $ 100,000, the Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme is the largest of its kind in Norway and among the most significant art award programmes internationally.


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    ↑ 2021: Guadalupe Maravilla

    Guadalupe Maravilla was the second recipient of the Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award in 2021. Photo: Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard / Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

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    ↑ 2019: Otobong Nkanga

    Otobong Nkanga is the first recipient of The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award. Photo: Wim van Dongen.

The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme is the result of a partnership between the Arne Wilhelmsen family and the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and marks the continuation of a long-lasting friendship and engagement in the arts.

Whilst the Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme will be international, it will remain rooted in Norway. It will include the prize and corresponding exhibition at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, accompanied by a catalogue, audience engagement programmes and an acquisition budget allowing for the reciepient's work to be included in the Henie Onstad Collection.

Jury 2019–2024:

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    Michelle Kuo

    The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, New York

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    Elvira Dyangani Ose

    Director of MACBA, Barcelona

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    María Inés Rodríguez

    Editor of Tropical Papers and Curator At Large at MASP, São Paulo

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    Paulina Rider Wilhelmsen

    Tate International Council Member and Founder of LWAAP and Wilstar Social Impact, Oslo

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    Caroline Ugelstad

    Chief Curator at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

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    Tone Hansen

    Director of Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and Founder of LWAAP