And the winner is...Koenraad de Groot

Master ArtScience

Koenraad de Groot - Winner Heden Start Award 2018
Koenraad de Groot, photo Katarina Juričić
“The Heden Start Award goes to an artist that knows how to tickle all your senses. Thoughtfully and intelligently he combines all elements into one composition. His presentation proves that a sound piece does not necessarily consist of sound alone. In his work, the water breaks down the paper landscape, and creates something new. Heden is very much looking forward to working with this artist in the coming year."
Jury Heden Start Award

The winner of the Heden Start Award will benefit from a year of (commercial) coaching from art library and gallery Heden. Work by the winner will be purchased directly following their graduation. Heden also facilitates a presentation at a Dutch art fair and an exhibition on the Denneweg in The Hague.

The jury selects the winner from among the graduates of the Bachelor programmes.


Daniela Petovic (Interim artistic director)
Erik-Jan Ligtvoet (Technical services & exhibitions)
Nadine van den Bosch (Art advisor)