Berlin Art Prize 2015

12/06/2015 — 04/07/2015

Berlin Art Prize, Außenansicht Kellerei, 2015, Photo: Emma Haugh

Julian Weber, The Tourist, Berlin Art Prize 2015, Photo: Emma Haugh

Berlin Art Prize, Kellerei Rampe, 2015, Photo: Emma Haugh

Photo: Emma Haugh

Opening: 12 June 2015, 18 h
Award Ceremony: 20.30 h
After Party: 22.30 h
Exhibition: 13 June – 4 July 2015

District is pleased to have hosted the Berlin Art Prize 2015.

A panel of judges active in the cultural field selected 30 nominees. All nominees were awarded with a place in the group exhibition as well as inclusion in the publication. On 12 June 2015 the trophies were handed over by Yael Bartana in the award ceremony. On the same evening the group show with all the nominees opened to run until 4 July 2015.

Nominees: Maria Anwander, Nora Arrieta, Ruben Aubrecht, Fritz Bornstück, Johannes Büttner, Yvon Chabrowski, Adam Fearon, Paul Festa, Stef Heidhues, Emil Holmer, Rike Horb., Michael Kleine, Linda Kuhn, Ivan Liovik Ebel, Sascha Pohflepp, Max Schaffer, Joram Schön, Susanne Schuda, Stephanie Scholz, Studio Spektral, Gonçalo Sena, Emmy Skensved & Grégoire Blunt, Valerie Stahl von Stromberg, Dan Stockholm, Wanda Stolle, Julian Weber, Markus Wirthmann, Miriam Yammad, Gloria Zein, Stefan Zeyen

The Berlin Art Prize is an independent award annually honoring contemporary art from Berlin. Its aim is to support and connect the city’s artists. This time hosted by District on 12 June 2015, the Berlin Art Prize was bestowed for the third time. On the same evening the group show with all the 30 nominees opened.

The Berlin Art Prize is given away by an anually changing and independent jury. What counts for the award is only the artwork itself. This is the reason why the identities of the artists are not being revealed during the selection process. The jury of the Berlin Art Prize 2015 consists of Monica Bonvicini (Artist, Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna), Natasha Ginwala (Curator, Researcher, Writer), Elise Lammer (Curator, Writer), Kitty Kraus (Artist) and Willem de Rooij (Artist, Professor at the Städelschule, Frankfurt).

The three winners, selected from the 30 nominees, were further awarded with prize money, a trophy created exclusively for the occasion by the artist Yael Bartana, and a one-month residency in Greece during the fall of 2015.