This year’s jury – Fons Hof (director Art Rotterdam), Ingrid Commandeur (art critic and Course Director MA in, Art Piet Zwarte Institute), 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.”

18:00-18:45 Walk- in
18:45-19:00 Welcome word by TENT & Stichting Henkes
19:00-19:30 Award Ceremony w/ Art Rotterdam director Fons Hof
19:30 -21:00 Drinks & DJ Dandy Dave

The Dolf Henkes Prize is an initiative of the Henkes Foundation. The foundation’s objectives include the promotion of a favourable climate for art in Rotterdam. The Dolf Henkes Prize 2019 is made possible by the Henkes Foundation, the National Cultural Heritage Agency, Stichting Stokroos and TENT, Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot,  a department of the CBK Rotterdam.