Federal Prize For Art Students

23rd Federal Competition of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

10 November 2017 to 28 January 2018

The federal competition Art Students Display Their Works has been renamed and is now called Federal Prize for Art Students. The new name reflects a new conceptual approach. Whereas the biannual exhibition used to show the work of all artists participating in the competition, it will henceforth showcase only that of the prize winners. This closer focus allows for a better presentation of the awardees and their work. The primary objective of the competition – to support and promote young artists – is strengthened by this change of format.

Each of the twenty-four art academies in Germany nominates two of their most promising students for a chance to win the much coveted prizes.

An independent jury is appointed by the director of the Art and Exhibition Hall and the spokesperson of the German art academies. This year it is composed of:

Rita Kersting
Deputy Director, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Matthias Ulrich
Curator, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Bettina Steinbrügge
Director, Kunstverein in Hamburg

The jury looked at the work of the 48 nominees and selected eight winners, among them one artist duo, to share the prize money purse of 30,000 Euros and 18,000 Euros of project grants:

Andrzej Steinbach
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig

Ivana Matiæ
Kunsthochschule Mainz

Jonas Roßmeißl
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig

Lukas Rehm & Tilmann Rödiger
Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe

Paul Spengemann
Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg

Stephanie Glauber
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Vera Palme
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main

The Federal Prize for Art Students is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and organised by the German National Association for Student Affairs.

This year, responsibility for the design of the catalogue, the poster and the website www.kunst-wettbewerb.de lay with the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar (Saar College of Fine Arts).

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Admission tickets

Online ticket with a public transport ticket

€4/ €3 (concessions)

School groups enjoy free admission to the exhibition on Fridays (booking necessary)
Happy-Hour-Ticket: 7 € (available two hours before the museum closes; individual visitors only, all exhibitions.) Combined ticket for all exhibitions available. More information


Photographing in this exhibition is not only allowed but desired. Share your photos on social media and use the official hashtags.

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    Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

    Museumsmeile Bonn
    Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
    53113 Bonn
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    Mondays closed
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