In the year 2015 the Prize was won by Willoh S. Weiland. Weiland is an artist, writer and curator and the Artistic Director of Aphids. The Australian artist and her working group returned to Kuopio to work on Artefact that premiered in Kuopio on Friday 28th October 2016.
Her recent trilogy of live works Forever Now, Void Love and Yelling at Stars (2008-2015) explores the relationship between art and infinity.
Often working collaboratively with non-artists Weiland is interested in creating impossible propositions and fulfilling them. Since 2011, Aphids (with Artistic Associates Liz Dunn, Tristan Meecham, Lara Thoms, Martyn Coutts and Thea Baumman) has presented works at most major Australian venues and festivals. Weiland has also made work for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Next Wave Festival, the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Sydney and the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow.
Main image: Forever Now (2015)