Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2022 Award Winners

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition opened February 5th with an opening that made more than 2600 people come to Kunsthal Charlottenborg. 3 prizes are awarded each year, and the award winners were announced at the opening. The three prizes are the Talent award, the Solo Award and the Deep Forrest Art Land Award.

And this year’s winners are…

Winner of the Solo Award

“To be honest, at the end of October 2021 I opened my first solo exhibition abroad, in Uppsala, Sweden, in November 2021 I received an award in Russia, and now I am going to Denmark for such a wonderful occasion. The fact that I will receive the Solo Award is very important for me, just because I will be able to show some Russian contemporary art outside the Russian context and collect opinions about it in Denmark. Everything that has been happening to me lately I call nothing but a Series of Miracles.”

– Sergei Prokofiev

“There is an enormous power in Sergei Prokofiev’s works, which at once contain a resounding emptiness and an overwhelming noise. The serenity of the deep forest and the silence of the lakeside in the wild Russian countryside contrast with the turmoil lurking just below the surface. On behalf of Politikens Forhal, it gives me great pleasure to point to Sergei Prokofiev at this time, and we look forward to working with him and the Charlottenborg Foundation on a solo exhibition in Politikens Forhal in January 2023.”

– Signe Jochumsen, on behalf of Politikens Forhal and this year’s jury

About the Solo Award: In collaboration with Signe Jochumsen, exhibition director of Politikens Forhal, this year’s jury has chosen Russian Sergei Prokofiev as the winner of the Solo Award 2022. The award includes the opportunity to create a solo exhibition at Politikens Forhal in January 2023 and a grant of DKK 10,000. Prokofiev wins with the works FAN OF THE LAND (2021) and FIREWORKS ON THE SWAMP (2020).

Winner of the Deep Forest Art Land Award


“Together with the jury we chose to award artist Eugenia Lim, who is australian of chinese/ singaporean descent. Eugenia works across video, photography, performance and sculpture. At first glance, her submitted works don’t seem like the obvious choice for a forest. But her original approach to and way of working with the world, human beings and situations, makes us confident that she will know how to make the most of the very special context that we and nature can provide.”

– On behalf of this year’s jury and Deep Forest Art Land, Søren Taaning
“To know that my work—created in the depths of Melbourne, Australia’s long lockdown—resonates at a global level, 16,000km away, is a sublime feeling. A Deep Forest feeling! I am honoured to have received the prize and look forward to visiting West Jutland.”

– Eugenia Lim

About the Deep Forest Art Land Award: In partnership with the co-founder of Deep Forest Art Land Søren Taaning, the 2022 jury has selected the winner of the Deep Forest Art Land Award which includes the opportunity to create a site-specific work for the sculpture park in Kibæk, Jutland.
Winner of the Talent Award
 Watch the trailer af Eva Rocco Kenells video work Territo Reell (2021)

“When we first watched the video, we all had a feeling that it was hitting a nerve, a certain energy. It really moved us. There was something in the meeting between a violent expression and an emotional song, which was simple, but very effective. The expression of her work is very precise and the work itself is well executed. The singing, dancing and the visual expression all come together very nicely and leaves you with a feeling that she really masters her medium. As a viewer, you want to stay with her work and experience it over a long time.”

–  On behalf of this year’s jury, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang


“It feels fantastic to receive this award and to be able to exhibit my work at Charlottenborg Kunsthal. It is an honor and means a lot to me that my work, my artistry and my collaborators get this recognition. I hope this will generate even more visibility for my work in the future.”

– Eva Rocco Kenell

About the Talent Award: A unanimous jury has awarded the Talent Award, which recognizes high artistic quality and relevance