Queen Sonja Print Award


July 6, 2022

The Queen Sonja Print Award is an art award given to graphic artists. The prize was established in 2011 by Queen Sonja, and was first awarded in 2012. The H.M. Queen Sonja's artist scholarship was established on 14 January 2011 by the Queen together with the visual artists Kjell Nupen, Ørnulf Opdahl and Ole Larsen. The prize was first established as a Nordic prize, Queen Sonja Nordic Art Award, but was expanded to an international impact from 2014. In 2014, the foundation established a scholarship in memory of Kjell Nupen, Kjell Nupen Memorial Grant awarded to a young, promising Nordic graphic artist . The award was later renamed the QSPA Inspirational Award.

Award recipients

Queen Sonja Print Award2012: Tiina Kivinen, Finland 2014: Svend-Allan Sørensen, Denmark 2016: Tauba Auerbach, USA 2018: Emma Nishimura, Canada 2020: Ciara Phillips, Canada / UK 2022: Yto Barrada, France / MoroccoQSPA Inspirational Award2015: Adam Saks, Denmark 2017: Julie Ebbing, Norway 2020: Anna Pajak, Sweden 2022: Meerke Vekterli, NorwayQSPA Lifetime Achievement Award2018: David Hockney, United Kingdom 2020: Paula Rego, Portugal 2022: William Kentridge, South Africa


External links

(en) Official Website