Neukölln has been the creative epicenter of Berlin for many years. The national and international art scene creates a wealth of artistic production in the district, which is to be honored with the Neuköllner Kunstpreis (Neukölln Art Award). More than 170 artists living or working in Neukölln applied again this year. Seven of them were nominated by a jury of five experts for the art prize, which is endowed with a total of 6,000 euros. The Galerie im Saalbau will present the works of the nominees in a group exhibition. This gives visitors an authentic insight into the multi-layered production and special quality of the works of Neukölln artists, which are created here every day in countless studios, apartments and project spaces.
Nominees of Neuköllner Kunstpreis 2022 were:
Vinzenz Aubry/Merani Schilcher, Kati Gausmann, Bongjun Oh, Dachil Sado, Moran Sanderovich, Kyoco Taniyama, Médine Tidou
In a festive ceremony at the Heimathafen Neukölln, the following prizes were awarded on February 14, 2022 by Karin Korte, City Councilor for Culture:
1st prize – 3,000 euros: Dachil Sado with traces of arid dust
2nd prize – 2,000 euros: Kyoco Taniyama with Stone will flow, leaves will sink
3rd prize – 1,000 euros: Médine Tidou with Fallen Figures
A special prize ist awarded to Bongjun Oh by STADT UND LAND Wohnbauten-Gesellschaft mbH in the form of a purchase.
The members of the jury were
Dorothee Bienert (provisional head of department of culture), Frederik Foert (artist), Lisa Premke (artist), Mina Mahouti (Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V.), Can Mileva Rastovic (Head of Workshop Diversity / Young Arts Neukölln). The jury was chaired (without voting rights) by Nora Zender.
Exhibition from February 12 to April 24, 2022