Live Art Prize

ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art

The world's only International Prize for Live Art 

 The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art was awarded for the first time in Kuopio during ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival 2014, on 24th September. In December 2014, ANTI announced the continuation of the Prize. The future of the Prize is secured with the Saastamoinen Foundation, which generously supports it -
making the Prize one of the richest in the arts.

The world's only International Prize for Live Art is 30,000 euros, with the winning artist receiving a cash prize of 15,000 euros and the same amount in the form of a production grant for bringing a new work to
the ANTI Festival in the following year. 


The 2017 winner of the Prize was announced 
on 23rd September at ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival,

and the winner is Tania El Khoury!


The winner of the year 2017 was chosen by a jury consisting of international art professionals. In the Chair is Fiona Winning, formerly the Head of Programming at Sydney Festival and currently co-designer of Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts’ landmark Master of Fine Arts
(Cultural Leadership) course.

Also on the panel are Lois Keidan (co-founder of the Live Art Development Agency, previously Director of Live Arts at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London) and Paris-based Taiwanese artist and curator, River Lin, who works extensively across the fields of performing and visual arts. 

For the nominees 2017, scroll down!

Live Art Prize

Nominees 2017

Tania El Khoury is a Lebanese live artist working in London and Beirut. She creates interactive installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Read more ▸

Msezane (South Africa) maps out how the process of commemorative practice informs constructs of history, mythmaking, and ultimately addresses the absence of the black female body in public spaces and sculpture. Read more ▸

A Romanian artist with a background in choreography, Pirici works in different mediums,
from performance to visual arts to music. Read more ▸

Working across art forms including performance, installation and film, the vacuum cleaner addresses issues such as consumerism and mental health. From-one man shows to large-scale participatory events, his approach is both subtle and extreme, but always candid, provocative and playful. Read more ▸

Live Art Prize

Winners

Terike Haapoja (FI)

Terike Haapoja is a Finnish visual artist based New York. Haapoja’s political interventions, large scale installation work and writing investigate the mechanics of othering with a specific focus on issues arising from the anthropocentric world view of western modernism.

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Willoh S. Weiland (AU)

In the year 2015 the Prize was won by Willoh S. Weiland. The Australian artist and her working group have now returned to Kuopio to work on Artefact which will premier in Kuopio on Friday 28th October 2016. Weiland is an artist, writer and curator and the Artistic Director of Aphids.

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Cassils (CA/US)

The Canadian, US based Cassils is an artist who uses the physical body as sculptural mass with which to rupture societal norms. Implementing rigorous physical training practices and queering their knowledge of kinesiology and sports science, they formally manipulate the body into shapes that defy expectations.

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Nominees 2016

Action Hero is an interdisciplinary performance collective by Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse, based in Bristol, UK. For the past decade, they have worked almost exclusively with each other and have toured together to more than twenty countries across 5 continents to critical and popular acclaim.

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My Barbarian is an art collective made up of Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade. Their work uses performance to play with social difficulties, theatricalize historic problems, and imagine ways of being together. They make plays, masks, videos, drawings, music, installations, texts, events, puppets, and paintings.

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Public Movement is a performative research body which investigates and stages political actions in public spaces. It studies and creates public choreographies, forms of social order, overt and covert rituals.

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Terike Haapoja is a Finnish visual artist based New York. Haapoja’s political interventions, large scale installation work and writing investigate the mechanics of othering with a specific focus on issues arising from the anthropocentric world view of western modernism.

Read more ▸