The Dolf Henkes Prize is Rotterdam's most important award for visual artists. The biennial award is in recognition and encouragement of Rotterdam's artistic talent. The jury, headed by collector Joop van Caldenborgh, nominated the artists for a chance to win €12,000. The exhibition of the nominees took place at TENT from 27 November 2014 to 18 January 2015. The Dolf Henkes Prize 2014 nominees were Silvia B., Esther Kokmeijer, Ewoud van Rijn, and Lidwien van de Ven. On Thursday 18 December 2014 the winner was announced: Lidwien of Ven.
For the Dolf Henkes Prize exhibition, Ewoud van Rijn (1967) transformed an exhibition space at TENT into a place for rituals and meetings. At its core was a sculpture that was a cross between architectural folly and a space for physical and mental exercise. Taking place at the artist’s invitation were artist talks, performances and exercises, where art and esoteric ideas overlap.