NN Art Award 2024

Feb. 1, 2024 – April 14, 2024 This exhibition has ended
From Thursday 1 February, in collaborating with Nationale-Nederlanden and Art Rotterdam, Kunsthal Rotterdam is presenting work by the four NN Art Award 2024 nominees. The exhibition will introduce the public to the work of Maaike Kramer, Peim van der Sloot, Jan van der Pol, and Mónica Mays. This prestigious prize is awarded to a talented artist who has been educated in the Netherlands and whose work is presented during the Art Rotterdam art fair. Authenticity and innovation are the main criteria for this annual incentive award.

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The jury — consisting of Henk Drosterij (collector), Monali Meher (artist and winner of the NN Art Award 2023), Nicole Ex (editor-in-chief at See All This), Charlotte Martens (curator Kunsthal Rotterdam), and Maartje de Roy van Zuydewijn (curator of the NN Art Collection) — has carefully chosen the four finalists from a selection of 40 entries. The winner will be announced on Thursday evening 1 February during the celebrations on the occasion of 25 years of Art Rotterdam at the Kunsthal. The winner will receive a cash prize of 10,000 euros to be used towards future projects. NN Group will furthermore purchase an artwork from one, or more, of the four nominees for its corporate collection.

Read more about Maaike Kramer
Read more about Peim van der Sloot
Read more about Jan van der Pol
Read more about Mónica Mays

About Art Rotterdam

Art Rotterdam is the pre-eminent fair for contemporary art in the Netherlands. Every year, Art Rotterdam offers a platform to the latest developments in contemporary art. Its sharp focus on young art, the variety of its different sections, its connection to the city of Rotterdam, and the fascinating location all contribute to the art fair’s unique character. For a growing number of art lovers, Art Rotterdam has become an attractive alternative within the international field of art fairs. Part of Art Rotterdam is GalleryViewer.com, an online platform supporting potential art buyers in their prospective art acquisitions. Its over 90 participating galleries from the Netherlands and Belgium have been selected for their high-quality range. GalleryViewer.com maintains an extensive data base of artworks, exhibitions, and artists’ profiles. Aimed at a wide audience, the website strives for transparency and  education, spreads online information, and supports the actual art experience that takes place in the physical gallery.

About Rotterdam Art Week

Art can be found everywhere in Rotterdam, especially during Art Rotterdam and the concurrent Rotterdam Art Week. Throughout the city, lovers of art, design, and architecture are able to explore a wide variety of art fairs, special exhibition openings in museums and art institutions, pop-up exhibitions, and open studios. As in earlier editions, the programming will consist of events that each contribute to enhancing and energising the city’s artistic climate. For the full programme, check: rotterdamartweek.com

About NN Group

NN Group is an international financial services company, operating in 11 countries and serving over 20 million customers. For many years now, NN’s social commitment has prompted a comprehensive policy with regard to arts and culture with the aim of making these accessible to a wide audience. Among other things, NN Group invests in cultural collaboration projects with Dutch museums and artists. This is realised through support for museum exhibitions, the NN Art Award, and the acquisition of artworks for its own corporate collection.

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Mónica Mays, Open me Close Me, 2022, Prospects
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Maaike Kramer, Luxaflex, 2023, Art Gallery o-68
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Peim van der Sloot, Anarchy on the horizon, 2019, Brinkman & Bergsma
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Jan van der Pol, Originating, 2023, Creman & De Rooij
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