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Catalog 2023
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The 2023 ARS FENNICA catalog is out, offering an in-depth look at this year's candidates.
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The 2023 ARS FENNICA catalog is out, offering an in-depth look at this year's candidates.
Ars Fennica 2023
Award panel has chosen the candidates for ARS FENNICA 2023.
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Promoting Nordic Fine Arts for 30 Years
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Candidates 2023

Jury has chosen ARS FENNICA Award Nominees for 2023.


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On behalf of the Henna and Pertti Niemistö Art Foundation and on behalf of Foundation’s Award panel I, Leena Niemistö, have the honour to announce

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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.


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. 

The Panel 2023

Eija-Liisa Ahtila


Visual artist and filmmaker Eija-Liisa Ahtila experiments with narration and form in her works that address the gendered, colonial and anthropocentric structures haunting the everyday and its representations.

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First ARS Fennica candidates 1991

About Us

ARS FENNICA -foundation

The Henna and Pertti Niemistö Art Foundation – ARS FENNICA sr was established in 1990 to promote the arts by opening up new channels for Finnish visual art internationally, by providing artists with inspiration in their creative work, and by encouraging interest in and respect for the visual arts among the general public.

In alternate years, the Foundation awards Finland’s most significant visual-art prize – 50,000 euros. The prize goes to an artist in recognition of individual artistic work of outstanding quality.