Grateful and happy that I’m nominated for the Dolf Henkes Award.
Artists Roxette Capriles, Priscila Fernandes, Emma van der Leest, and Evelyn Taocheng Wang are the nominees for the Dolf Henkes Prize 2019. The Henkes Foundation biannually awards the prize to an iconic Rotterdam artist. The jury, led by Fons Hof, nominated the four artists for the €12,000 prize. From Friday 14 December 2018 to 10 February 2019, an exhibition of the nominees’ work takes place at TENT. The winner is announced on Thursday 7 February 2019, 18.00h at TENT during Art Rotterdam.
This year’s jury – Fons Hof (director Art Rotterdam), Ingrid Commandeur (art critic and researcher), Tirzo Martha (sculptor and performance artist), and Katarina Zdjelar (winner Dolf Henkes Prize 2016) – gave the following statement on the nomination: “Our selection was made from a large array of artists who are connected to the city of Rotterdam or Curaçao and sometimes to both. The dynamism and versatility were striking, and the jury’s choice reflects the wealth of different positions. Overlaps with design and science, youthful radicality of the image, unadorned social engagement, and self-discovery in a globalised world are all aspects of the contemporary art practices conveyed by this year’s Dolf Henkes Prize nominees.”
For this exhibition I will be working on a new project.