22nd FEDERAL COMPETITION

Art Students Display Their Works

17 April to 17 May 2015

Every two years the twenty-four art academies in Germany take part in the federal competition “Art Students Display Their Works”. Each institution nominates two of their most promising students for a chance to win the much coveted cash prizes. The competition aims to foster and promote young artists, to give them an opportunity to show their work outside the academy circuit and to prove themselves in the real world of the art trade. For many of the contestants the exhibition at the Art and Exhibition Hall is the first time their work is seen in a museum context and judged by professional art critics. The exhibition provides a representative survey of art education in Germany and offers a uniquely comprehensive insight into the positions staked out by the up-and-coming generation of young artists. The competition is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research and organised by the German National Association for Student Affairs.

The following three independent jury members chose the laureates and decided on how to assign the prize money of 30.000 Euro.

•    Dr. Ralf Beil, Director Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
•    Dr. Brigitte Kölle, Managment Contemporary Artat Hamburger Kunsthalle
•    Dr. Niklas Maak, editor feuilleton, Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung

The award ceremony took place on Thursday, 16 April 2015 at 7 p.m.


Award Winners

An award of Fine Arts of the Federal Minister for Education and Research amounting to 12,000 EUR was given to:
Melanie Bisping, Kunstakademie Münster

An award of Fine Arts of the Federal Minister for Education and Research amounting to 9,000 EUR was given to:
Hannah Cooke, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design

Awards of Fine Arts of the Federal Minister for Education and Research amounting to 3,000 EUR each were given to:
Johannes Bendzulla
, Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Sebastian Dannenberg, University of the Arts Bremen
Christian Retschlag, College of Fine Arts in Braunschweig

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  1. KUNSTSTUDENTEN UND KUNSTSTUDENTINNEN STELLEN AUS 2015, Jury und Gewinner(innen)© Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbHKUNSTSTUDENTEN UND KUNSTSTUDENTINNEN STELLEN AUS 2015, V.l.n.r.: Christian Retschlag, Brigitte Kölle (Jury), Hannah Cooke, Irina Erhardt (Referatsleiterin Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung), Melanie Bisping, Ralf Beil (Jury), Sebastian Dannenberg, Rein Wolfs (Intendant Bundeskunsthalle), Johannes Bendzulla, Dieter Timmermann (Präsident Deutsches Studentenwerk), Johannes Büchs (Moderator), Foto: Dr. Mark Brandenburgh, 2015 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH

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