Prize of the Böttcherstrasse   27.08 – 30.10.2022

Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2022

The Kunsthalle Bremen presents young and promising positions in contemporary art. Distinguished curators such as Severin Dünser, Hilke Wagner or Thomas D. Trummer have nominated nine artists from the German-speaking area. Their works can be seen in the Kunsthalle Bremen in an exhibition from 27 August to 30 October 2022.

This year the jury has awarded the Prize of the Böttcherstraße to Karimah Ashadu. The public award ceremony will be on Tuesday, 18 October, 2020 at 7 pm at the Kunsthalle Bremen.

top row from left to right: Karimah Ashadu (photo: Aigberadion Israel Ikhazuangbe), Nadja Buttendorf, Pinar Ögrenci (photo: Kerem Uzel), Leunora Salihu (Courtesy Leunora Salihu und Galerie Thomas Schulte, photo: Mathias Schormann, 2014), Oskar Schmidt (photo: Galya Feierman)
bottom row from left to right: Marianna Simnett (photo: Krystian Lipiec), Wanda Stolle (photo: Lydia Hesse), Noemi Weber, Anna Witt

The “Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen” is among the leading and highest awards in the field of contemporary art in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The competition features 30,000 Euro in prize money for the winner and, in 2022, it is held for the 48th time in the Kunsthalle Bremen. A prominent jury determines the winner of the prize during the course of the exhibition.

The following nine artists have been nominated for the 2022 Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen:

Karimah Ashadu (born 1985 in London, lives in Hamburg, Lagos and UK), nominated by Bettina Steinbrügge, Mudam Luxembourg, before Kunstverein in Hamburg

Nadja Buttendorf (born 1984 in Dresden, lives in Berlin), nominated by Hilke Wagner, Albertinum, Dresden

Pınar Öğrenci (born 1973 in Van / Turkey, lives in Berlin), nominated by Natasha Ginwala, Gropius Bau, Berlin

Leunora Salihu (born 1977 in Prishtina / Kosovo, lives in Düsseldorf), nominated by Dr. Roland Mönig, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal

Oskar Schmidt (born 1977 in Erlabrunn / DDR, lives in Berlin), nominated by Prof. Dr. Christoph Grunenberg, Kunsthalle Bremen

Marianna Simnett (born 1986 in London, lives in Berlin and London), nominated by Thomas D. Trummer, Kunsthaus Bregenz

Wanda Stolle (born 1985 in Berlin, wohnt in Berlin), nominated by Stifterkreis des Kunstpreises der Böttcherstraße

Noemi Weber (born 1989 in Moskau, lives in Düsseldorf), nominated by Dr. Yvette Mutumba, Contemporary And (C&), Berlin and Universität der Künste, Berlin

Anna Witt (born 1981 in Wasserburg am Inn, lives in Wien), nominated by Severin Dünser, Belvedere 21, Vienna


Die Jury 2022:

Dr. Yilmaz Dziewior, Museum Ludwig, Köln
Johann Holten, Kunsthalle Mannheim
Prof. Susanne Pfeffer, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Prof. Christoph Ruckhäberle, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig
Dr. Andrea Schlieker, Tate Britain, London

The Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen

The art prize has been awarded for over sixty years. Since 1985 the prize and the exhibition has been presented in the Kunsthalle Bremen with the support of the Donors’ Circle (Stifterkreis) for the Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße of the Kunstverein in Bremen (Bremen Art Association). They have also made possible the purchase of a work by each of the prize’s winners. The Kunsthalle Bremen has thus been able to expand its collection through significant works by Martin Honert, Ólafur Elíasson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tino Sehgal, Ulla von Brandenburg, Thea Djordjadze or Daniel Knorr and Nina Beier, among others. Every two years, eight distinguished curators, the director of the Kunsthalle Bremen and the Donors' Circle each independently nominate one artist from the German-speaking area.