With the Cobra Art Prize Amstelveen, the Cobra Museum of Modern Art, together with the City of Amstelveen, highlights the values of the CoBrA movement and its role in contemporary art. Established in 2005, the prize is awarded every two years to a visual artist who creates innovative work that engages with the spirit of the CoBrA movement.
The Cobra Art Prize Amstelveen is part of a long tradition of Amstelveen art prizes such as the Kunstaanmoedigingsprijs (Art Encouragement prize) from the City of Amstelveen and the Philip Morris Art Prize. Both of these prizes are part of the DNA of the Cobra Art Prize Amstelveen.
The price is composed of three parts:
- a monetary award of €15,000
- an exhibition at the Cobra Museum
- a catalogue or publication accompanying the exhibition
Previous winners of the Cobra Art Prize Amstelveen have been Joost Conijn (2005), Johannes Schwartz (2007), Gijs Frieling (2009), Nathaniel Mellors (2011), Metahaven (2013), Jennifer Tee (2015) and Christian Friedrich in 2017.
The Cobra Art Price Amstelveen is generously supported by the Amstelveen City Council.