Berlin’s independent art award the ‘Berlin Art Prize’ announces its open call for artists who have lived in Berlin for at least six months. For its sixth edition, the prize collaborates with nine independent Berlin project spaces including Ashley, Display, gr_und, Horse&Pony, Kinderhook&Caracas, Kreuzberg Pavillon, SMAC, The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER) and Very, where the nine nominees will get the chance to present their work in the format of nine individual solo exhibitions taking place from August until September 2019. The three winners will receive a residency at 80121 in Naples during the winter and spring of 2020, a cash prize and a trophy designed by Saâdane Afif.
The multi-stage selection procedure includes the jury —consisting of Julieta Aranda, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Käthe Kruse, Henrike Naumann, and Laurie Rojas—making their primary selection based on anonymous portfolios from the around 1,000 Berlin-based artists that usually apply, followed by a round of studio visits meeting each artist before choosing whom to nominate. The solo exhibitions in the project spaces will ultimately determine the three winners of the ‘Berlin Art Prize’.
The Prize was founded in 2013 by four cultural producers in order to establish a prize for Berlin-based artists whose art will be taken into account without primarily focusing on the name associated with it. They seek to offer an alternative for appreciating, interpreting and making specific works public.
Deadline: Apr. 30, 2019