The Open Call for mural paintings to the premises of the Nordic Culture Point and the Nordic Investment Bank in Helsinki received a total of 74 applications. After a thorough review of all applications the jury was unanimous in its decision to invite the Greek Egyptian visual artist Mona Marzouk, nowadays living in Helsinki, Finland. She will execute her suggested concept of hybrid representational forms on the walls in August 2020.
The competition was very tough with many professional and vibrant visual suggestions sent from artists based in all of the Nordic countries.
The jury was convinced by Marzouks outstanding visual ideas using a minimalistic yet intruiging imagery in addition with her solid experience of painting indoor murals on art institutions internationally, as at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, UK and the EVA International Biennial on Ireland.
Members of the jury were Bettina Lönnholm-Rask (NIB art collection), Nina Refsnes (senior advisor, mobilty funding) and Annika Bergvik-Forsander (senior advisor, art and culture).
We congratulate the winner Mona Marzouk and would like to express many thanks for all the applications we received!