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The candidates for ARS FENNICA 2023 have been selected by the Award Panel. The award is presented to a visual artist in recognition of distinctive artistic work of high merit and includes a monetary prize of 50,000 €. The award winner will be chosen by an international art expert appointed by the Panel.

Award Panel


An exhibition presenting the candidates will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma 8 September 2023 – 28 January 2024. The audience can also vote for their own favorite artist. 



ARS FENNICA Candidates for 2023

Henni Alftan


In Henni Alftan’s canvases, an entwined sense of the familiar and the uncanny keeps viewers actively looking and guessing. Everyday subjects such as domestic interiors, outdoor scenes, personal belongings and figures appear anything but commonplace through the artist’s precise manipulations of paint and composition. 

Tuomas A. Laitinen


Artist Tuomas A. Laitinen works with video installations, sound, glass as well as chemical and microbial processes. He is interested in ecological issues, the formation of proposals for knowledge, and porous systems.

Lap-See Lam


The installation artist Lap-See Lam (born 1990 Stockholm) explores the Cantonese diaspora in Sweden. She uses technology like 3D-scanning, Virtual Reality and animation to tackle different projects like cataloging the interiors of quickly disappearing Chinese restaurants in Stockholm.

Emilija Škarnulyte


The multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker, Emilija Škarnulytė has long been attuned to the stories that have shaped the transition from modern humanism to the post-human condition of perpetual crisis, critical hope, and a return to allegory as a means of comprehending the self and the Other within the maelstrom of radical change known as the twenty-first century. 

Camille Norment


Camille Norment is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist, composer, and performer whose art and performance works are exhibited and performed worldwide. Cultural psychoacoustics is both an aesthetic and conceptual framework for much of her practice.


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