Petra Hultman Beckers Art Award 2018

27 January 2018 18 March 2018

Scholarship exhibition
Main hall, Färgfabriken

Curator Emilia Rosenqvist

The 31th Beckers Art Award – a grant of 200,000 SEK, will this year be awarded to the artist Petra Hultman who graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in the spring of 2017. Petra Hultman recives the award her ability to visually and personally reach out to us viewers and at the same time make an impact for the greater good.

Petra Hultman has an interest for how the collective memory and the identity of society are constructed and manifested in the public eye and though individuals. Therefore she uses personal as well public archives to give a visual form to political issues. In her latest work she focuses on the relation between time, work and value with focus on women’s living conditions historically and in todays society.

Her practice is both a collective and collaborative process, which trough different kinds of participation, influence and cooperation interacts with other individuals, groups and institutions.

About the artist

Petra Hultman graduated from The Royal Institute of Art in the spring of 2017 and has besides Beckers Art Awards, received several other honors. Among others Erik and Göran Ennerfelt’s award in culture together with Anna Withlocks memorial fund enabled 2013 a one-year residency at the Art & Cultural Studies Laboratory in Yerevan, Armenia. In 2016 she produced the Exhibition Collect Yourself at the Royal Institute of Art.

Further reading

Jury statement


Beckers Art Award was established in 1987 and has since then proven to have a remarkable ability to identify young talents on the brink of a breakthrough in their careers. The winner is awarded a grant, which from this year has been raised from 150,000 to 200,000 SEK, and a solo exhibition that has, since 2001, been arranged and held in collaboration with Färgfabriken.

Jury: Jenny Lindén Urnes, Mårten Castenfors och Magnus Jensner

Key partners