Federal Prize For Art Students

25rd Federal Competition of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

12 November 2021 to 30 January 2022

Every two years, German art colleges enter the competition Bundespreis für Kunststudierende. They each send two of their best students to compete. In addition to cash prizes, the winners receive an exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle with a catalog. It is the only exhibition in which all 24 art academies in Germany participate and compete with each other – a compact academy tour through the whole of Germany with young art at the highest level.

This year, the Federal Prize for Art Students will be awarded for the 25th time. Over the years, more than 1000 artists have been given the chance to take part in the competition. The prize was first awarded in 1983, initially annually, later every two years.

This year, the three-member jury, which is newly appointed for each competition, selected eight award winners from among the 48 nominees. They share the prize money of 30,000 euros in prize money and the production grants of 18,000 euros.

The jury was appointed jointly by the director of the Bundeskunsthalle and the then acting spokesperson of the Rectors' Conference of German Art Colleges. This year the jury consisted of Dr. Sebastian Baden, Curator of Contemporary Art and Sculpture, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Milan Ther, Director Kunstverein Nürnberg - Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, and Franciska Zólyom, Director Stiftung Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig.

The works on display are representative of the art currently being created at Germany's art academies. The spectrum ranges from installation, sculpture, video, performance and painting to multimedia. In terms of content, the works revolve around political and social themes, artificial intelligence, language, the transformation of motifs through technical media, ornaments and structures. On view are eight rooms by eight highly diverse artists.

The Bundeskunsthalle is presenting the exhibition for the Federal Prize for Art Students for the 14th time, thus promoting young artists who are at the beginning of their careers. Most of them are exhibiting in museum spaces for the first time.

In addition to the exhibition, the artists are presented on their own website. At www.kunst-wettbewerb.de you will find pictures, texts, CVs and, if applicable, links to personal websites of the award winners. There you will also find the names of all nominees as well as information about previous years' competitions.

The laureates of the 25th Federal Prize for Art Students are:

Nele Jäger
Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg

Sarah Niecke
Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar

Wagehe Raufi
Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main (University of Art and Design)

Lea Rohde
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

Andrėja Šaltytė
Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig

Nick Schamborski
Braunschweig University of Art

Eva Tatjana Stürmer
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design

Leyla Yenirce
Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg

The Federal Prize for Art Students is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and organized by the German Student Union.

The catalog, poster and website www.kunst-wettbewerb.de are designed for each competition by one of the participating universities. This year the responsibility lay with the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin under the rector Dr. Angelika Richter. The design was done by Caroline Lei, Christine Janjira Meyer, Anita Nguyen.

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The portraits of the students are summarized in playlists. You can use the list symbol  within the video window (top right) to call up the list of videos and select a specific one. As soon as a video ends, the next one from the list starts automatically.

Admission tickets

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Photography

Visitors may take photographs (without flash) in this exhibition. Share them on social media and use the official hashtags.

Show bibliography
Illustrations
  1. Ausstellungsansicht, Plakate der letzten 25 Jahre, Foto: Peter-Paul Weiler, 2021 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Ausstellungsansicht, Plakate der letzten 25 Jahre für den Bundespreis für Kunststudierende
  2. Eva Tatjana Stürmer, Death by Landscape, 2021, Installation, Videos, je 14 Min. (Loop), Foto: Peter-Paul Weiler, 2021 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Eva Tatjana Stürmer, Death by Landscape, 2021, Installation, Videos,
  3. Ausstellungsansicht, Nick Schamborski, Unter Uns, 2021, Video, 8:41 Min. (Loop), Tür, Absperrband, Kinematografie hitus t. manleitner, Foto: Peter-Paul Weiler, 2021 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Ausstellungsansicht, Nick Schamborski, Unter Uns, 2021, Video, Tür, Absperrband, Kinematografie
  4. Ausstellungsansicht, Sarah Niecke , Alpha Zero vs. Alpha Zero, 2021, Videoinstallation, Styrodur, Foto: Peter-Paul Weiler, 2021 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Ausstellungsansicht, Sarah Niecke , Alpha Zero vs. Alpha Zero, 2021  Videoinstallation, Styrodur
  5. Ausstellungsansicht, Wagehe Raufi, Orbiting the Seed, 2021, Installation, Video 5:40 Min. (Loop), Foto: Peter-Paul Weiler, 2021 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Ausstellungsansicht, Wagehe Raufi, Orbiting the Seed, 2021, Installation, Video
  6. Ausstellungsansicht, Andrėja Šaltytė, "Ich rufe Sie nicht dazu auf, die unflätige Sprache zu benutzen. Gott bewahre!", 2021, Videoinstallation, 15 Min. (Loop), Kirchenbank, Foto: Peter-Paul Weiler, 2021 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Ausstellungsansicht, Andrėja Šaltytė, "Ich rufe Sie nicht dazu auf, die unflätige Sprache zu benutzen. Gott bewahre!", 2021, Videoinstallation, 15 Min. (Loop), Kirchenbank
  7. Ausstellungsansicht, Lea Rohde, Digitaldrucke, 2020-2021, Foto: Peter-Paul Weiler, 2021 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Ausstellungsansicht, Lea Rohde, Digitaldrucke, 2020-2021
  8. Ausstellungsansicht, Nele Jäger, Bevor die Blumen Namen hatten, 2021, Installation, Foto: Peter-Paul Weiler, 2021 © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH Ausstellungsansicht, Nele Jäger, Bevor die Blumen Namen hatten, 2021

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