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The Young Artist of the Year

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The Young Artist of the Year 2019 is Nastja Säde Rönkkö. Her exhibition Altered Breaths, Future Feelings is open in the Tampere Art Museum 8.6. - 11.8.2019. It will continue to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum in Turku in the autumn.


Nastja Säde Rönkkö. Kuva: Jari Kuusenaho

The Young Artist of the Year event was started in 1984 at the initiative of the Tampere Junior Chamber of Commerce. The event serves to spark discussion and to provide modern art with increased visibility. The award aims to support Finnish artists who are under 35 years old and have an international appeal.

The Young Artist of the Year receives a grant of 20 000 € and the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the Tampere Art Museum and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum in Turku.

The experts involved in the selection of The Young Artist of the Year 2019 were Taina Myllyharju, museum director as chair; Leevi Haapala, museum director; Laura Köönikkä, curator; Janne Laine and Katariina Salmijärvi, visual artists; Joni Lehtimäki, representing the Tampere Art Society and Tapani Pennanen, chief curator of exhibitions.

Since 1985

2019 – Nastja Säde Rönkkö
2018 – J.A. Juvani
2017 – Tiina Pyykkinen
2016 – Reima Nevalainen
2015 – Ville Andersson
2014 – Janne Nabb and Maria Teeri
2013 – Jarno Vesala
2012 – Ari Pelkonen
2011 – Anna Tuori
2010 – Anni Leppälä
2009 – Hannu Karjalainen
2008 – Samuli Heimonen
2007 – Hans-Christian Berg (HC Berg)
2006 – Heta Kuchka
2005 – Viggo Wallensköld
2004 – Kim Simonsson
2003 – Samu Raatikainen
2002 – Ulrika Ferm
2001 – Tülay Schakir
2000 – Nanna Susi
1999 – Janne Kaitala, Jukka Korkeila, Janne Räisänen
1998 – Frank Kappas
1997 – Tommi Grönlund ja Petteri Nisunen
1996 – Kaisu Koivisto
1995 – Esko Männikkö
1994 – Susanne Gottberg
1993 – Paavo Räbinä
1992 – Osmo Rauhala
1991 – Markus Konttinen
1990 – Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Maria Ruotsala, Jarmo Kurki, Juha Saitajoki
1989 – Mari Rantanen
Grants: Jan-Erik Andersson, Anita Jenssen
1988 – Outi Kirves
Grants: Marikki Hakola, Marja Kanervo
1987 – Radoslaw Gryta
Grants: Pekka Kauhanen, Tuula Lehtinen, Harri Leppänen, Teemu Saukkonen
1986 – Tero Laaksonen
Grants: Martti Aiha, Chris af Enehielm, Kuutti Lavonen, Tapani Mikkonen
1985 – Kristian Krokfors
Grants: Kari Cavén, Markku Kivinen, Taisto Rauta