The StatoilHydro art award is a biennial award, the purpose of which is to stimulate and recognise talented young artists working in Norway (or Norwegian citizens working abroad) and enable them to develop their art. Worth NOK 500,000 (EUR 58,000 / USD 83,000) it is the largest art award in Norway.
Anawana Haloba (born 1978 in Livingstone, Zambia) works primarily with sound, video and installations. She studied at the Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce in Lusaka, Zambia, the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, Norway and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has exhibited in Oslo, Dakar, Venice, Sydney and Lusaka.
We wish her all the very best!