20 April 2017

Melanie Bonajo nominee for Prix de Rome


As was announced today, Melanie Bonajo, in 2013 winner of the first MK Award, has been nominated for the shortlist-of-four for the Prix de Rome 2017, the most prestigious art prize in the Netherlands. The international jury “[...] is delighted by the tender, playful and engaged manner by which Bonajo crushes taboos, confronting her audience [...]

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11 April 2017

Shortlist MK Award 2017 announced

TENT Rotterdam - Foto Aad Hoogendoorn (22)

Recently, the jury for the MK Award 2017 picked the shortlist: visual artists Peter Fengler, Saskia Janssen and Ad de Jong. The MK Award, amounting to € 5.000, is a biennial tribute to the ideas and ideals of Emmo Grofsmid (1951-2011) and Karmin Kartowikromo (1948-2011) of the former MKgallery Rotterdam/Berlin. Presided over by the Rotterdam [...]

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30 September 2016

Debate Destination Rotterdam


Saturday 17 September the debate ‘Destination Rotterdam’ took place in Tent Rotterdam. A photo impression by Aad Hoogendoorn.

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19 September 2016

3rd Edition MK Award in 2017

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The MK Award Foundation is announcing the third edition of the MK Award, which started in 2013. The foundation is aiming to present the three nominees, and the final award ceremony in the fall of 2017 at Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam. These will be co-produced by the Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam. An independent [...]

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5 September 2016

Destination Rotterdam, double debate in TENT

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On Saturday 17 September, the MK Award Foundation, in collaboration with TENT, is organising a ‘double debate’ on the vitality of Rotterdam’s art scene. Despite budget cuts and austerity policies, in the past five years, all kinds of new initiatives, such as home galleries, presentation platforms, project spaces, and agencies, are playing an increasingly important [...]

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24 March 2015

Editions by MK Award winners and nominee


Friday Februari 6, 2015 artist duo Gil & Moti won the second MK Award. On this occasion both winners and nominee Nishiko made special multiple editions available for the MK Award Foundation. Two etchings by Gil & Moti (17×36.6 inches) in an exclusive edition of 7 were issued. These works come in a white frame [...]

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4 March 2015

Look here for the video portaits of the MK Award nominees


Especially for the MK Award Marieke van der Lippe was commissioned to make two beautiful video-portraits of the MK Award nominees.

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3 February 2015

MK Award at Art Rotterdam


The nominees for the MK Award 2015, Gil & Moti and Nishiko, will be presenting a selection of their work at De Fietsenstalling, near the entrance of Art Rotterdam, from the 4th to 8th of February. A ticket to Art Rotterdam is not necessary when visiting De Fietsenstalling. Opening hours of the MK Award presentation [...]

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