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dolf henkes price 2016

Katarina Zdjelar wins Dolf Henkes Prize 2016

Katarina Zdjelar is the winner of the Dolf Henkes Prize 2016. This is awarded every two years to an iconic Rotterdam artist.

Jury chairman Alexander Ramselaar announced the winner to the public on Thursday evening 9 February during the festive Award Ceremony. The jury was impressed by the way in which Zdjelar is building on a consistent oeuvre that is constantly crystallizing. She remains true to her principles, medium and themes and knows how to convince time and again with works that touch. Work by the winner and the three other nominees, Rory Pilgrim, Daan Botlek and Rana Hamadeh can be seen in TENT until 26 February.

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Dolf Henkes Price
The Dolf Henkes Prize is awarded every two years to a leading artist living and / or working in Rotterdam. The price of 12.000 euros was created thanks to the Rotterdam artist Dolf Henkes (1903 - 1989). At his request, part of the estate is intended for artists with an extraordinary oeuvre.

Previous winners are Jeroen Eisinga, Erik van Lieshout, Melvin Moti, Lara Almarcegui, Gyz La Rivière and Lidwien van de Ven.

Jury Dolf Henkes Prize 2016
Alexander Ramselaar (collector), Lidwien van de Ven (artist and winner of the Dolf Henkes Prize 2014), David Bade (artist and co-founder of Instituto Buena Bista in Curaçao), Noor Mertens (curator) and Niels Post (artist and co-founder of Trend Management). The Dolf Henkes Prize is an initiative of the Henkes Foundation and is made possible by the Cultural Heritage Agency, the Foundation for the Promotion of Popular Power, G.Ph.Verhagen Foundation, STOER and Powerhouse Company.

Publication date: 10 / 02 / 2017

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