With its large number of studios and art spaces, Neukölln is a lively and important location for the current art scene. This is honored by the Department of Culture in cooperation with the Cultural Network Neukölln and the housing association STADT UND LAND with the annual awarding of the Neukölln Art Prize.
More than 180 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.
Galerie im Saalbau will present the works of the nominees in a group exhibition. This will give 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. In the context of the exhibition the three winners will be determined. (1st prize: 3,000 euros, 2nd prize: 2,000 euros, 3rd prize: 1,000 euros).
Nominated for the Neukölln Art Prize 2023 were:
Florian Bong-Kil Grosse, Friederike Hammann, Peter Hock, Silvia Noronha, Katharina Reich, Antje Taubert and Sarah Wohler.
1st prize – 3,000 euros: Katharina Reich, Depot 2022 – 2023
2nd prize – 2,000 euros: Silvia Noronha, Shifting Geologies
3rd prize – 1,000 euros: Sarah Wohler, Retreat (inaccessible modular shelters)
A special prize ist awarded to Antje Taubert by STADT UND LAND Wohnbauten-Gesellschaft mbH in the form of a purchase.
The jury consisted of:
Kathrin Becker (Artistic Director of KINDL - Center for Contemporary Art), Arno Bojak (Artist), Petra Lottje (Artist), Yolanda-Kaddu Mulindwa (Director of the Municipal Galleries Neukölln), Martin Steffens (Director of the Kulturstiftung Schloss Britz and Board of Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V.). Nora Zender chaired the jury (without voting rights).
Exhibition from February 4 until April 16, 2023