OPEN TODAY 10 - 17
Under the patronage of
Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II

The -garden -Global -fine -art -award

Press release Friday, 9 March 2018

ARoS Triennial wins a Global Fine Art Award

Last night, local Danish time, the ARoS Triennial The Garden – End of Times, Beginning of Times was awarded a Global Fine Art Award (GFAA) in New York

More than 2000 exhibitions worldwide were in the running for the award, but only 33 finalists out of 85 nominated exhibitions had a real chance of winning a GFAA award at the ceremony in New York last night. The ARoS Triennial won the award in the category Best Public Art / Exhibition or Installation ahead of the other finalist The Iraq Pavilion from the 2017 Venice Biennale. Another nominee in this category was Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, which, however, did not make it to the final. 

Awards were given in a total of thirteen categories. Museum director Erlend G. Høyersten and curator Jakob Vengberg Sevel were in New York for the awards ceremony.

- We were up against strong competition, so we’re very honoured to win the award. The ARoS Triennial received widespread international acclaim and the high artistic standards and all the hard work has now resulted in us winning this award, says Erlend G. Høyersten, ARoS. 

This is the fourth consecutive year that the GFAA has been awarded. Among the nominated museums were Tate Britain, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Royal Academy of Arts.

Learn more about Global Fine Art Award here 


The ARoS Triennial, which took place between April and October 2017, attracted more than 860,000 visitors and has enjoyed extensive international media coverage, including CNN Style, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Vogue, and the German TV channel ZDF. Similarly, the exhibition has been featured in art journals such as Frieze, The Art Newspaper, and Monopol.

For more information about the ARoS Triennial The Garden – End of Times, Beginning of Times, please see ARoS Triennial

Download presse photos via Dropbox

The title of the next ARoS Triennial in 2020 is MYTHOLOGY.

For further information, please contact:


Erlend G. Høyersten, museum director, ARoS,

Anne Riis, communications officer, ARoS
M: +45 2888 4464 | T: +45 8730 6621 |

©ARoS 2017