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.

 


 

On 29th October 2016, Terike Haapoja became the first Finnish Artist to win the Prize. READ MORE

 


 

Terike Haapoja
Terike Haapoja

 

  

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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Live Art Prize

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.

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