Laura Könönen, born 1980 in Espoo, lives and works in Helsinki & drummer of Haunted By Hallucinations was selected as a candidate for the Ars Fennica 2015.
The Henna and Pertti Niemistö Ars Fennica Art Foundation was set up in 1990 to promote the visual arts, to open up new international contacts for the Finnish art world, and to encourage artists in their creative work.
The Ars Fennica art award is made annually to one artist in recognition of distinctive artistic output of high merit. The award includes a monetary prize of 40,000 euros, a catalogue of works by the winner and an exhibition tour of three Finnish art museums. The Ars Fennica is an internationally respected award and the biggest Finnish prize for visual art.
The other candidates are as follows:
Outi Pieski, b. 1973 in Helsinki, lives and works in Utsjoki and Helsinki
Hans Rosenström, b. 1978 in Lohja, lives and works in London
Mika Taanila, b. 1965 in Helsinki, lives and works in Helsinki
Pink Twins – Vesa Vehviläinen, b. 1974 in Helsinki and Juha Vehviläinen, b. 1978 in Helsinki, live and work in Helsinki.
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