The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award Programme

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.

Recipients

  • Onkanga Nkanga Portrait bw
    ↑ 2019: Otobong Nkanga

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

  • 2021 Guadalupe Maravilla Photo by Steve Benisty 5
    ↑ 2021: Guadalupe Maravilla

    Guadalupe Maravilla is the 2021 recipient of The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award. Photo: Steve Benisty. Courtesy of Guadalupe Maravilla and P·P·O·W, New York. ⁠

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.