O-68 Award




Announcement O-68 Award 2020

Art Gallery O-68 presents the O-68 Award for the third time in 2020. It is a promotional price of € 10,000. This Award is open to visual artists who were born, studied, work, are living in the Dutch border provinces, Rheinland Westfalen in Germany or Flanders in Belgium, and who graduated from an art institution between 7 and 14 years ago (2006-2013). The prize envisions to stimulate artists in a period in which for many a tipping point in their career occurs.

The professional jury for this prize consists of:

Isabelle Bisseling, art historian, curator and visual artist, The Netherlands; Gerd Borkelmann, visual artist, curator, Germany; Marcel Doorduin, visual artist, teacher, The Netherlands; Karen Vermeren, visual artist, teacher, Belgium.

Selection criteria are quality of work and a plan for the use of the prize for the development of one’s own career.

Applications can be submitted from 12 March to 1 March 1 July 2020, 24h.

Exhibition of works by the 3 finalists

The prize will be awarded during the festive opening of an exhibition of the works of the 3 finalists on Sunday, November 29, 2020. The 2 finalists who have not won the prize will receive € 1000.

Exhibition at WARP

In addition, Platform Contemporary Art WARP in St. Niklaas, Belgium, offers the winning finalists an exhibition.

The application form can be downloaded at:



O-68 AWARD 2017

Wieteke Heldens won the O-68 Award 2017. She exhibited her work together with Karen Vermeren in the exhibition “De Finalisten” from December 10 2017 to January 14 2018.








Photos of opening of this exhibition

The nominees for the O-68 Award 2017 are

Elise EeraertsKaren VermerenWieteke Heldens

O-68 AWARD 2017

Application form in Dutch and German, see Dutch and German site

O-68 Award 2014

werk van de winnaars van de O-68 prijs 2014 in Art Gallery O-68





From left to right:

– Casper Verborg: event no 1

– Mariska de Groot: Installation Cinechine,

– Heidi Linck: 2 drawings

The winner is: Mariska de Groot

See also: http://www.dutchheights.nl/winnaars/o-68-prijs-2014-mariska-de-groot