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The Fredrik Roos Grant 2024

To Be Announced May 3
May 17 – July 7, 2024

The Fredrik Roos Foundation annually awards one of the country's most significant grants to young Nordic artists. This year's recipient will be announced on Friday, May 3. The grantee exhibition will open at Artipelag on May 17.

Porträtt av Fredrik Roos


Admission to the exhibition is free.

About the Exhibition

Fredrik Roos (1951–1991) was a financier and art collector from Skåne. In 1988, he founded the Rooseum – Center for Contemporary Art in Malmö, which showcased international exhibitions alongside his collection of Nordic contemporary art. The museum was dissolved in 2006, and 60 works from the collection were sold. The proceeds from the sale formed the basis of the current foundation, which awarded its first grant in 2011.

Recipients of the Fredrik Roos grant are expected to embody "An artist who – in the spirit of Fredrik Roos – is willing to take risks in their artistic practice. Someone who believes in themselves and has a unique expression. The artist should be under 35, come from the Nordic region, and preferably work with painting and sculpture."

Last year's recipient was the Swedish painter Erik Uddén. Previous grant recipients include Siri Elfhag (2020), Oskar Hult (2017), and Idun Baltzersen (2015).

This year's grant recipient will be announced on Friday, May 3.
Since 2018, the grant has been presented with an exhibition at Artipelag and an accompanying catalogue as an expression of the Foundation's interest in the artists' continued development. This year's grantee exhibition will be held in Artipelag's public spaces from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, July 7.