Mona Marzouk vinnare av open call för muralmålningar


Porträtt av Mona Marzouk

Open call-utlysningen för väggmålningar i Nordisk kulturkontakts och Nordiska investeringsbankens lokaler i Helsingfors är nu avgjord. Efter noggrann behandling av alla inkomna ansökningar valde juryn enhälligt att ge uppgiften till den grekisk-egyptiska bildkonstnären Mona Marzouk, numera bosatt i Helsingfors.

Totalt inkom 74 ansökningar från konstnärer verksamma i de nordiska länderna. Konkurrensen var hård med många proffsiga och visuellt spännande förslag.

Mona Marzouk kommer i augusti 2020 att utföra sitt föreslagna bildkoncept med fantasieggande hybridformer under temat Connection. Förutom Marzouks konstnärligt högklassiga och minimalistiskt tilltalande bildideér, så var en avgörande faktor för juryn även hennes internationella utställningsverksamhet med en gedigen erfarenhet av att utföra muralmålerier inomhus på en rad olika konstinstitutioner, bland annat vid BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art i Gateshead, Storbritannien och EVA International Biennial på Irland.

I juryn ingick Bettina Lönnholm-Rask (ansvarig för Nordiska investeringsbankens konstsamling), Nina Refsnes (seniorrådgivare för Nordisk-baltiska mobilitetsprogrammet), samt Annika Bergvik-Forsander (seniorrådgivare inom konst och kultur).

Vi gratulerar vinnaren Mona Marzouk samt tackar för det stora intresset och alla inkomna förslag!

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