The Graduation Awards 2021 comprise 27 prizes. The Academy and Department awards are supported by the Stichting tot Steun. The external prizes are made possible through collaborations with local and national partners. Thanks to Keep an Eye Foundation, Stroom Den Haag, Heden Kunst van Nu, Schuitema Stichting, Jan Roëde Stichting, Waag Technology & Society, Page Not Found and iii for their continuous support towards our graduates.
A full overview with winners, nominees & jury reports can be found here
Heden Start Award
With thanks to Stichting Heden Den Haag This start-up prize is aimed at supporting talented KABK alumni and consists of a solo exhibition at Heden and a year of coaching and advice.The jury selects the winner from among the graduates of the bachelor programmes.
Jury members: Daniela Petovic (artistic director), Nadine van den Bosch (curator)
Jan Roëde Award
With thanks to Jan Roëde Stichting Jan Roëde studied at the academy in the early 1930’s and spent most of his life living and working in The Hague. After his death, the Jan Roëde Foundation was founded to commemorate his legacy and encourage young fine artists. The jury of the Jan Roëde comprises a delegation from the Jan Roëde Foundation and an external jury member from the art world. The prize consists of €2.500,- for a graduate of the Fine Arts department.
Winner: Menghua Wu
Extra encouragement award winner: Laurence Herfs
Jury members: Olga van Hulsen, Louw van Sinderen, Dick Stapel, Huub van Wersch (all members of the Foundation's Board) and Shehera Grot (curator at Kunsthal Rotterdam). The jury was guided by teacher and visual artist Pim Voorneman from the KABK.
Paul Schuitema Award
With thanks to Schuitema Foundation Students from the departments Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Furniture Design and Photography will be visited by a committee consisting of teachers and a representative from the Schuitema family. A socially engaged piece of art and/or design is what this jury is after. The winner receives € 1.000,-.
With thanks to Stroom Den Haag Every year, the presentation of the Stroom Den Haag Encouragement Award is eagerly awaited. Due to the recognition and incentive this awards offers in the further development in the winner’s artistic career. The winner also receives € 3.000,-.
Jury members: Yasmijn Jarram (conservator KM21, Den Haag), Tirza Kater (artistiek directeur Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn; medeoprichter projectruimte Marwan, Amsterdam), en Marius Lut (Haagse kunstenaar; medeoprichter en directeur Billytown, Den Haag).
Waag Technology & Society Award
With thanks to Waag Technology & Society The second edition of the Waag Art/Science Award will award two prizes: one to a selected graduation project from the bachelor departments ArtScience, Graphic Design and Interactive/Media/Design and one to a selected graduation project from the master departments ArtScience, Non Linear Narrative and Industrial Design. Each winner receives € 300,-.
Nominees BA Waag Award - Soyun Park (Graphic Design)
- Adriana Navarro Villacampa (Graphic Design)
- Ada Popowicz (Graphic Design)
Jury members: Lucas Evers, Mariana Pereze Bobadilla, Zoenie Liwen Deng
Keep an Eye Textile & Fashion Scholarship
With thanks to Keep an Eye Foundation The Keep an Eye Textile & Fashion Scholarship is given to one of the graduates of the Textile & Fashion department.
The Keep an Eye Textile & Fashion Scholarship is worth €10.000,- and is meant to help the winning graduate in realising their ambition to improve their skills after graduation. The prize can be used as an investment for a Master's degree, a summer course, or another textile/fashion training at an international institution
Jury members: Nienke Hoogvliet, Anne Bosman en Sanne Schepers
Page Not Found Thesis Prize
Thanks to: Stichting Page Not Found Page Not Found – Space for Publishing as Artistic Practice is inaugurating its Thesis Prize this year for excellence in publishing. The Page Not Found Thesis Award celebrates the MA Artistic Research thesis which integrates most strongly its own dissemination. The jury pays attention to how the analogue or digital publication echoes the thesis’ original research, how its text is embodied, and the related design decisions. The jury selects the winner from among all the graduates of the Master Artistic Research programme. The winner receives € 250,-.
Winner Juliana Martínez Hernández (MA Artistic Resaerch)
Jury members: Sebastien Tien and Ola Vasiljeva (directors Page Not Found)
iii Research Residency Award
With thanks to: iii This year for the first time iii awards the iii Research Residency Award to a fresh graduate of the Royal Academy of Art. The winner will be invited for a 4-week residency at iii workspace, which includes a fee of €2.000,- and a production budget of €1.000,-
Jury members: Matteo Marangoni, Yun Lee, Philip Vermeulen
Academy Shop Award
With thanks to: Art supply store Academiewinkel Den Haag The Academy Shop Award is intended to act as a stimulus for the starting artistic practice and activities of our graduates. The winner is chosen from among the graduates of the bachelor programmes. The €300,- prize money can be spent on art supplies at both the Academy's store and the Goodman brand store in The Hague.