Oslo City Artist Prize
For 2018, Pride Art received the Oslo City Artist Award for its work. The justification stated:
«Pride Art is Norway's largest and most important queer exhibition. Pride Art is an ideal and voluntary cultural group (…) and an important and distinctive contribution to Oslo and the country's cultural image where diversity, solidarity and inclusion are central. Pride Art expands, explores, challenges and enriches the capital and is an important contributor to creating space for everyone to live their own lives. They do this through openness and the unique tool art constitutes in the fight against discrimination and prejudice. The exhibitions give us an increased understanding of the lives and reality of queer people and contribute to changes in attitudes and are important for Oslo in its work to create an inclusive, warm and generous city. "
Audience Award 2019
The exhibition in 2019 "I Fought - Therefore I Am" was visited by 25 000 people in 10 days. The audience named Vincent Langaard's painting «Football Porn» the audience award of the year.
Audience Award 2018
The exhibition "SHAMELESS" during Oslo Pride in 2018 was visited by 15 000 people in 10 days. The audience award went to Marc Kiska's work «Conversion Therapy». The work refers to the debate about conversion therapy, sexual reorientation therapy or so-called "homotherapy" and the fight to get a ban. In 2021, we have not yet received a ban on treatments that will change the sexual orientation of LGBT + people and as "undesirable attitudes" to "heterosexual feelings and sexuality".
Skeive Kunstneres Honorary Award 2018
Øyvind Rauset received Skeive Kunstneres honorary award for the pioneering work he did with Ane Reppe in the 80s; a fiery soul and spearhead for queer art entered the public space at a time when this required great courage and passion as an artist to present himself and his art as queer.
Photo: Lars Helge Frivold