Svolvær, Lofoten. Performance location 2018.
Svolvær, Lofoten. Performance location 2018.

The Coast Contemporary prize is an annual award and collaboration between Coast Contemporary and Oslo Open to honor an artist who opens his, hen, or her studio during the art festival Oslo Open.

The price consists of participation and a presentation during Coast. Travel, accommodation, food, production costs and an artist fee is a part of the price.
Due to the pandemic Oslo Open 2021 was cancelled and we could not do studio visits. We look forward to returning with the award in 2022 during the next Oslo Open.

Former winners include:

Randi Nygård and Timotheus Vermeulen in conversation aboard Hurtigruten, Coast 2018. Photo Laimonas Puisys, Coast.
Randi Nygård and Timotheus Vermeulen in conversation aboard Hurtigruten, Coast 2018. Photo Laimonas Puisys, Coast.

WINNER 2018
Randi Nygård – The price winner was presented with the book The Wild Living Marine Resources Belongs to the Society as a Whole, and an artist talk with scholar and author Timotheus Vermeulen, during the second edition “Rugged weathered, above the sea”, curated by Charles Aubin (New York) in dialogue with Artistic Director, Tanja Sæter. Location: Lofoten to Bergen.

Ragnhild Aamås during performance at Håholmen in Hustadvika. Photo: Coast.
Ragnhild Aamås during performance at Håholmen in Hustadvika. Photo: Coast.

WINNER 2019
Ragnhild Aamås – The price winner was presented with the out door performance and reading:

urørt&naturleg
untouched&natural
intacte&naturel (once again)

Ragnhild Aamås installation at Håholmen. Photo Kobie Nel, Coast.
Ragnhild Aamås installation at Håholmen. Photo Kobie Nel, Coast.

Aamås also presented sculptures and outdoor installations. She participated in 2019 during “Organized Freedom” curated by Sverre Gullesen and Tanja Sæter. Location: Molde, Håholmen and Bergen.

Anne-Lise Stenseth at Hovedøya. Photo Jan Kühr, Coast.
Anne-Lise Stenseth at Hovedøya. Photo Jan Kühr, Coast.

WINNER 2020
Anne-Lise Stenseth – The price winner was presented with a month long screening of the film Suspended Dust HD 25 min. (2015) including a publication.

Chair of Oslo Open Trond Hugo Haugen and price winner Anne-Lise Stenseth in Conversation at Hovedøya. Photo Jan Kühr, Coast.
Chair of Oslo Open Trond Hugo Haugen and price winner Anne-Lise Stenseth in Conversation at Hovedøya. Photo Jan Kühr, Coast.

She also participated in an artist talk with chair of Oslo Open Trond Hugo Haugen, during “Constructing Structures” curated by Tanja Sæter. Location: Hovedøya (and Covid-19 limitations).

JURY MEMBERS

2018
On behalf of Oslo Open: Artist and Chair of Oslo Open, Trond Hugo Haugen.
On behalf of Coast: Coast Advisory Board member, author and art critic Timotheus Vermeulen and founder of Coast, Tanja Sæter.

2019
On behalf of Oslo Open: Artist and Chair of Oslo Open, Trond Hugo Haugen.
On behalf of Coast: artist Sverre Gullesen & founder Tanja Sæter, co-curators of the third edition.

2020
On behalf of Oslo Open: Astrup Fearnley curator and Oslo Open board member Therese Möllenhoff.
On behalf of Coast, Tanja Sæter, founder of Coast.