Awards donated by Aarhuus Stiftstidendes Foundation

KP Prize 10.000 DKK

Since 2012, the KP Prize has been given to an artist who has exhibited at this year's KP. Each year, the selection of the prize winner has been a responsible task for the jury consisting of:

  • Jesper Rasmussen, visual artist and former rector at the Jutland Academy of Arts (Aarhus, DK)
  • Jens Erik Sørensen, Copenhagen Contemporary, former director for ARoS (or visual artist Bodil Sohn in case of  Jens Erik Sørensens absence)
  • The Chairman of KP's Board

KP Prize has been awarded on the opening day.

Audience Award 10.000 DKK

Since 2012, the Audience Award has been given to an artist who has exhibited at either KP, SPRING or SOLO. It is the audience who has selected the award winner by voting.

The Audience Award has been awarded at the end of the exhibition period - usually at the finissage.

 


Award winning artists 2012-

Marija Griniuk / Michael Würtz Overbeck / Stig Kaj Aunfeldt / Herdis Jensen / Katrine Hvid / Olga Benedicte / Maria Bang Espersen / Maja Malou Lyse / Jane Pedersen & Ulrik Lund / Kamilla Jørgensen / Vibeke Jensen / Pascal Mayet / Sine Vadstrup Brooker / Noelia Mora Solvez / David Ramirez Gomez / Johnny Schmidt Erbs


2012

Marija Griniuk (KP Prize // Jury; Marianne Markvad, Jens Erik Sørensen and Jesper Rasmussen)
Michael Würtz Overbeck (Audience Award)

Reviews (in danish)
>> Godt initiativ for kunsten_Leder i Århus Stiftstidende d. 10. januar 2012 (pdf).
>> Priser skal trække flere kunstere til_Artikel i Århus Stiftstidende d. 10. januar 2012 (pdf).
>> Om Publikumsprisen_Kopenhagen d. 25. april 2012
>> Interview med Michael Würtz Overbeck_v. Torben Zenth, Kopenhagen d. 4. maj 2012


2013

Stig Kaj Aunfelt (KP Prize // Jury; Anne Katrine Graah Rasmussen, Jens Erik Sørensen and Jesper Rasmussen)
Herdis Jensen (Audience Award)

Reviews (in danish)
>> Stig Kaj Aunfelt vinder KP-prisen 2013_Kopenhagen.dk 3. april_Louise Stiewer
>> Sårbarheden findes overalt_Aarhus Stiftstidende 23. marts_Hans Petersen


2014

Katrine Hvid (KP Prize // Jury; Anne Katrine Graah Rasmussen, Jens Erik Sørensen and Jesper Rasmussen)
Olga Benedicte Sandborg (Audience Award)

Reviews (in danish)
>> The KP-prize 2014_omtale i KOPENHAGEN.DK/magasin 15-04-2014_Anne Kristine Hvid Petersen
>> Vinderen tager et opgør med hurtigheden_omtale i Aarhus Stiftstidende 17-04-2014_Hans Petersen
>> Hun maler en nøgen mand grøn_omtale af Olga Benedicte Sandborgs deltagelse i KP14_JP Aarhus 09-04-2014_Louise Bull Nyvang (omtalen refererer ikke direkte til kunstpriserne, men Olga Benedicte Sandborg fik efterfølgende Publikumsprisen for de omtalte værker).


2015

Maria Bang Espersen (KP Prize // Jury; Sanne Grauengaard, Bodil Sohn and Jesper Rasmussen)
Maja Malou Lyse (Audience Award)

Reviews (in danish)
>> Prisvinder får invitation til talentudstilling_Århus Stiftstidende_06-02-2015_Hans Petersen
>> Gensyn med en vinder med inspiration fra USA_Århus Stiftstidende_26-03-2015_Hans Petersen
>> Vi skaber vores egne sandheder_Om Maria Bang Espersen, modtager af KP-prisen 2015_Århus Stiftstidende_31-03-2015_Hans Petersen
>> Her er publikums favorit_omtale og interview med Maja Malou Lyse, modtager af Publikumsprisen 2015_Århus Stiftstidende_02-05-2015_Hans Petersen (pdf)


2016

Jane Pedersen/Ulrik Lund (KP Prize // Jury; Mikkel Svane Kristensen, Bodil Sohn and Jesper Rasmussen)
Kamilla Jørgensen og Vibeke Jensen (Audience Award)

 

A short video portrait of the awarded artists 2016 - Jane Pedersen/Ulrik Lund (KP Prize) and Kamilla Jørgensen and Vibeke Jensen (Audience Award) (10:10 min)
Producer: Lisbeth Bachman
Photo & editing: Jes Thomsen

Reviews (in danish)
>> Han har luret mange store kunstnere af_Århus Stiftstidende_2016-03-20_Hans Petersen
>> To kunstnere deler Publikumsprisen 2016_Århus Stiftstidende, 2016-04-14, Hans Petersen


2017

Pascal Mayet (KP Prize // Jury; Mikkel Svane Kristensen, Bodil Sohn and Jesper Rasmussen)
Pascal Mayet (Audience Award)

 


A short video portrait of Pascal Mayet - awarded both KP Prize and Audience Award 2017  (12:46 min)
Producer: Lisbeth Bachman
Photo and editing: Jes Thomsen

Reviews (in danish)
>> KP-prisen. Årets vinder har en usædvanlig historie_Århus Stiftstidende_2017-04-01_af Ole Christensen
>> KP17 prisvinder var også publikums favorit_Århus Stiftstidende_2017-04-27_af Hans Petersen


2018

Sine Vadstrup Brooker (KP Prize // Jury; Lisbeth Bachman, Bodil Sohn and Jesper Rasmussen)
Noelia Mora Solvez (Audience Award)

 


A short video portrait of Sine Brooker, awarded the KP Prize 2018 (03:42 min)
Producer: Lisbeth Bachman
Photo & editing: Jes Thomsen

 


A short video portrait of Noelia Mora Solvez, awarded the Audience Award 2018 (05:25 min)
Producer: Lisbeth Bachman
Photo & editing: Jes Thomsen

Reviews (in danish)
>> Det tager 18 minutter at se KP's bedste værk_Århus Stiftstidende_2018-03-18_af Hans Petersen
>> Suveræn vinder af publikumspris: Fuglene tryllebandt publikum_Aarhus Stiftstidende_2018-04-11_af Hans Petersen


2019

David Ramirez Gomez (KP Prize // Jury; Lisbeth Bachman, Jens Erik Sørensen and Jesper Rasmussen)
Johnny Schmidt Erbs (Audience Award)

Reviews (in danish)
>> Colombianer i Aarhus scorede KP-prisen_Århus Stiftstidende_2019-03-30_af Hans Petersen
>> Vinder af Kunsthal Aarhus' Publikumspris: Erbs var deres suveræne favorit_Århus Stiftstidende_2019-04-24_af Hans Petersen

 

A professional recognition and a financial boost

Awarding the KP Prize and Audience Award is an initiative coming from KP's Board, and with support by Aarhuus Stiftstidende's Foundation has been made possible a long nurtured desire to upskill talent care in connection with KP.
Winning one of the prizes has meant a professional recognition and financial boost. For as everyone knows, it is the artist who, in principle, bears both expense and risk when creating art works.


KP Prize and Audience Award are donated by Aarhuus Stiftstidendes Foundation and awarded as travelgrants

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