Below Zero – Finnish Art Prize

Below Zero – Finnish Art Prize

The 2018 winner announced: JONNA KINA


Sini Pelkki, Eeva-Liisa Puhakka, Anssi Pulkkinen, Minna Pöllänen

The jury would like to thank all the artists that applied to Below Zero. The number and level of applications for this prize has set the standard high. A special thank you to the shortlisted artists who made extended proposals for the award.

Building on long established links with the Finnish art community, Beaconsfield is honoured to launch BELOW ZERO – a new contemporary art prize for emergent Finnish artists.

In association with The Finnish Institute in London this prize has been made possible by an anonymous benefactor. The prize offers a platform for a residency at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall and a new commission mentored by Beaconsfield, thereby fostering positive relations and creating new opportunities for intellectual cross-fertilisation between Finland and the UK.

Finnish writer and curator Mika Hannula has been invited to the 2017/18 selection committee, which includes representatives of the The Finnish Institute in London, Beaconsfield and the benefactor.

Below Zero Art Prize key dates

Application portal opens – 1st June 2017

Application deadline – 1st September 2017 [extended to midnight (UK time) Sunday 3 September 2017]

Shortlisted artists announced – 2 October 2017

Prize winner announced – 27 November 2017

London residency & exhibition – between January and March 2018


Find full press release here


The Application Portal is now closed.