2015-12-09 finland-prize

Adel Abidin was awarded the Finland Prize by the Education and Culture Minister on Tuesday December the 8th. This year the award was given to 7 artists, many of whom have immigrant background.

Among the other artists receiving the prize were Iraqi-born filmmaker and writer Hassan Blasim, as well as Somali-born writer Nura Farah.

The Finland Prize is given every year to artists in recognition of artistic achievement or promising breakthrough. The award is funded by the Finnish lottery. Read more about it in Finnish here and in English here.