The quality and quantity of artistic production in Neukölln is very high by international standards. The Neuköllner Kunstpreis, which is financed by the Department of Culture, reflects this wealth and artistic professionalism. The Neukölln Cultural Network, organising the call for entries, invites all artists with a residence or studio in Neukölln to enter the Neuköllner Kunstpreis 2021.
Eight entrants were nominated for the prize – valued at a total of €6,000 – by a seven-member jury of experts.
1st prize – 3,000 euros: Hyunho Park, Time Crystals: Nine Rooms, 2019/20.
2nd prize – 2,000 euros: Arno Bojak, Sommerloch, 2018
3rd prize – 1,000 euros: Valerie Schmidt, Claus stolpert, 2018.
In addition, a special prize will be awarded by STADT UND LAND Wohnbauten-Gesellschaft mbH in the form of a purchase.
The jury of experts, newly appointed in 2020 for a period of two years, consisted of:
Kathrin Becker // Artistic Director at Kindl – Centre for Contemporary Art Dorothee Bienert // Gallery Director, Department of Culture Neukölln Frederik Foert // Artist Lisa Premke // Artist and 1st prize winner of the Neukölln Art Award 2019 Thorsten Schlenger // Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V., Festival Director of 48 Stunden Neukölln
The jury was chaired by Nora Zender (without voting rights).
The Neukölln Art Award is a cooperation between the Department of Culture Neukölln and Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V.. This event format is ideally and financially supported by the STADT UND LAND Wohnbauten-Gesellschaft mbH.