National Gallery Prize

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The Nationalgalerie Prize , formerly the Nationalgalerie Prize for Young Art , is an art prize that has been awarded every two years by the Association of Friends of the Nationalgalerie in Berlin to visual artists under the age of 40 living in Germany since 2000 . Museum directors and art associations can suggest artists. A first jury, whose members are nominated by the Nationalgalerie , selects the four possible winners (shortlist) from the proposals (longlist) . The 2nd jury selects the winner from the shortlist. Since 2013, the honor, which was previously endowed with 50,000 euros, has no longer been linked to a monetary prize; instead, the winner receives a curated solo exhibition in one of the houses of the National Gallery . In addition to the jury award, there is also the non-endowed audience award.

Award winners

Prize 2009

Four talents were nominated for the 2009 National Gallery Prize for Young Art: Keren Cytter , Omer Fast , Annette Kelm , Danh Vo . For the most part new works were created for the exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof , and unusual architectural locations were incorporated. Elaborate movie rooms were created, but also works on the wall, on the floor, and large objects dangling from the ceiling. Very fundamental questions about art were once again raised, but traces of life were also followed, reduced aesthetics were taken to extremes, and new topics for art were opened up. The artists were selected by an initial jury: Massimiliano Gioni (artistic director of the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Milan and director of special exhibitions at the New Museum for Contemporary Art , New York), Jessica Morgan (curator Tate Modern , London), Beatrix Ruf (director of the Kunsthalle Zurich ), Janneke de Vries (head of the GAK Society for Current Art , Bremen) and Bernhart Schwenk (curator of the Pinakothek der Moderne , Munich).

The exhibition ran from September 11, 2009 to January 3, 2010.

The second jury of the National Gallery for Young Art Prize 2009 selected the winner on September 22, 2009 after viewing the exhibition: the Israeli video artist Omer Fast , who was awarded for his three-part competition entry “Nostalgia”. The second jury consisted of five people: Daniel Birnbaum (director of the 53rd  Venice Biennale ), Sam Keller (director of the Fondation Beyeler, Basel), Christine Macel (curator at the Center Pompidou , Paris), Gabriele Knapstein (curator at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin) and Udo Kittelmann (Director of the National Gallery , Berlin).

Prize 2011

The works of the artists nominated for the 2011 Prize, Cyprien Gaillard , Klara Lidén , Andro Wekua , and Kitty Kraus were exhibited from September 9, 2011 to January 8, 2012 at the Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin. Cyprien Gaillard won the award in 2011 with his video work "Artefact" (2011), created especially for the exhibition.

In 2011, together with the Prize of the National Gallery for Young Art , the first prize for film art , previously the Prize of the National Gallery for Young Film Art , established by the Association of Friends of the National Gallery in cooperation with the German Film Academy , was awarded. Theo Solnik received the award for his film "Anna Pavlova lives in Berlin", which will then be shown in the Museum für Gegenwart .

Prize 2013

Kerstin Brätsch , Mariana Castillo Deball , Simon Denny and Haris Epaminonda were nominated for the 2013 award. The 2013 National Gallery Prize for Young Art was won by Mariana Castillo Deball, who realized a solo exhibition from September 20, 2014 to March 1, 2015 at Berlin Hamburger Bahnhof . The 2013 National Gallery Prize for Young Cinematic Art went to Victor Orozco Ramirez .

Price 2015

The following were nominated for the National Gallery Prize: Christian Falsnaes , Slavs and Tatars , Anne Imhof and Florian Hecker . The prize was awarded to Anne Imhof for her installation “Forever Rage”, which combined excerpts from her work “Rage” (2014) and “Deal” (2015) into a new piece. The work was shown in the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin together with the works of other award winners from September 11, 2015 to January 17, 2016.

Prize 2017

Four artists were nominated for the National Gallery Prize: the American with Palestinian roots Jumana Manna, the Venezuelan Sol Calero, Iman Issa born in Cairo and the Polish artist Agnieszka Polska. All nominees live and work in Berlin. Agnieszka Polska received the award with her video installation What the Sun Has Seen (Version II) , 2017. The 2017 award was accompanied by a debate that was based on a published statement by all nominees, which the conditions of the award and the alleged reduction of the nominees to criticized her gender and origin.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Press release on the 2013 price  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 294 kB)@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  2. Agnieszka Polska receives Nationalgalerie Prize ,, October 21, 2017, accessed on January 6, 2018
  3. Nominees criticize the Nationalgalerie Prize | Monopol - magazine for art and life. November 10, 2017, accessed January 6, 2019 .