Edvard Munch Art Award

The Edvard Munch Art Award is an acknowledgement of Edvard Munch's historical significance and enduring relevance to contemporary culture. The Award shall contribute to promote the development of outstanding international talents in the field visual arts.


The Award will be given to an emerging visual artist, no older than 40 years of age, who has demonstrated exceptional talent within the last five years.

The Award consists of a prize of NOK 500 000, which is paid directly to the recipient. It also includes a solo exhibition of the recipient's work at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.

The Edvard Munch Art Award is owned, managed and administrated by the Munch Museum. The Director of the Munch Museum appoints the jury, which is international and consists of five highly acclaimed persons with profound knowledge of contemporary art. The first Award was presented in 2015, to the French artist Camille Henrot. The Office of Contemporary Art Norway has in previous years presented The Edvard Munch Art Award for Contemporary Art to Amar Kanwar (2005) and Alice Creiser (2006). The Munch Museum is proud to include Camille Henrot on this list of artists who have contributed to mark Edvard Munch’s significance for contemporary art.


Read more about the first recipient of The Edvard Munch Art Award, the French artist Camille Henrot. KathyLo_CamilleHenrot-web1.jpg#asset:221

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