Beaconsfield Commissions: Below Zero Finnish Art Prize 2020
The unique UK based contemporary art prize for Finnish artists emerging on the international scene, returns to Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall in association with the Finnish Institute in London. For 2020 Below Zero offers a substantial production prize worth up to £15,000.
We sincerely thank all applicants for the considerable time that will have been committed to making an application to Below Zero. We are honoured that you shared your work with us and sorry that there are always many more applicants than places available.
The guest jurist this year was curator Taru Elfving who joined Hannele Tilles, curator, Jaakko Nousianen, Head of Culture for The Finnish Institute in London and David Crawforth and Naomi Siderfin, artist-curators of Beaconsfield. From the many interesting proposals, the jury chose five candidates that they felt had responded most directly to the theme and would be best served by the opportunity.
We are please to announce that the shortlisted artists for 2020 are Sara Bjarland, Teija Isorattya, Tuula Närhinen, Kati Roover and Elsa Salonen.