The Berlin Art Prize is an independent award for contemporary art, open to all Berlin-based artists. Every year, a select five-member jury from Berlin’s art scene awards the prize using an anonymous jurying process. All nominees are presented to the public in a group exhibition accompanied by a program of public events, including readings, performances, discussions, and workshops. The Berlin Art Prize is awarded to three of the nominees, who receive an invitation to a residency, award money, and a trophy designed on the occasion by a Berlin-based artist.

Four Berliners, all cultural producers themselves, launched the Berlin Art Prize in 2013. From the beginning they aimed to create a community-oriented award, beyond the pre-existent art world economy. The concept is simple, yet singular: open to all, names and career experience are irrelevant, and only the art is taken into consideration.

The Berlin Art Prize is a subversive cover version of classic art prizes. Despite formal references to the many existing awards, the Berlin Art Prize represents an alternative structure for the evaluation, interpretation, and presentation of art in Berlin.



Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, Curatorial Assistant
Ulrike Dommain, Controlling
Parrr Geng, Communications Assistant
Sophie Jung, Founder, Co-Director
Zoë Claire Miller, Founder, Co-Director
María Inés Plaza Lazo, Public Relations
Alicia Reuter, Founder, Co-Director
Saskia Wichert, Media and Press


Moritz Fedkenheuer
GeoVanna Gonzalez
Leonie Huber
Lydia Korndörfer
Dan Meththananda
Owen Reynolds Clements
Erin Reznick
Travis Robertson
Ann-Kathrin Rudorf
Attila Saygel
Lorenz Schreiber
Mira Starke
Ulrich Wulff (Co-Founder)


The Berlin Art Prize cooperates with a network of friends and partners with the objective of maintaining transparency in respect to the production of a cultural prize.

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Rosafarbene Zungen auf Birkenholz, Neues Deutschland, print, 17.09.2019
Gewinner des sechsten Berlin Art Prize stehen fest, monopol magazin, online, 16.09.2019
Navigating Berlin Art Prize’s 2019 Exhibition, Berlin Art Link, online, 10.09.2019
Was sich ändert, taz – die tageszeitung, print, 05.09.2019
Berlin Art Prize: Honoring Contemporary Artists at the Award’s Sixth Edition, Cee Cee, online, 29.08.2019
Berlin Art Prize 2019 Nominee Exhibitions, Bpigs, online, 21.08.2019
The Sinister Beauty of Oil, Contemporary & America Latina, online, 11.19.2018
Winners of 2018 Berlin Art Prize announced, artforum, online, 10.09.2018
Die Kunst der Stadt (pdf), Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, print, 09.30.2018
Gewinner des 5. Berlin Art Prize stehen fest, Monopol, online, 09.29.2018
Lucile Bouvard: Berlin Art Week 2018, jeunes commissaires, online, 09.22.2018
Die Nominierten für den Berlin Art Prize im The Shelf, tip Berlin, print/online, 09.21.2018
A Glance at the Berlin Art Prize Exhibition, Berlin Art Link, online, 09.14.2018
Geld wirbelt durch die Luft (pdf), taz – die tageszeitung, print/online, 09.04.2018
A prize for the people. Taking stock of Berlin’s art scene with Alicia Reuter, LOLA, online, 29.08.2018
Empowerment! Ein Gespräch über den Berlin Art Prize, gallerytalk.net, online, 05.14.2018
Meet the winners of Berlin’s Most DIY Art Prize, Creators Project, Vice Magazine, online, 12.21.2016
Gewinner des diesjährigen Berlin Art Prize stehen fest, Monopol Magazin für Kunst und Leben, online, 12.13.2016
Alternative Judgment Call: A Breakdown of the Berlin Art Prize, AQNB, online, 12.12.2016
Alle arbeiten ehrenamtlich (pdf), taz – die tageszeitung, print/online, 11.16.2016
How Berlin’s Anarchic Art Prize Bucks Big Donors, Creators Project, Vice Magazine, online, 11.03.2016
Where Are Thou Berlin Art Prize?, Art in Berlin, online, 12.03.2016
The Berlin Art Prize (pdf), Kuba Paris – Zeitschrift für junge Kunst, Fall 2015
Vulcan Salute: The Winners of The Berlin Art Prize, Sleek Magazine, print/online, 17.06.2015
Wann wird Indie zur Institution, taz – die tageszeitung, print/online, 06.15.2015
700 Bewerbungen und drei Gewinner beim Art Prize Berlin, Berliner Morgenpost, print/online, 06.14.2015
Have you met the Berlin Art Prize, bpigs, online, 06.11.2015
Exhibition Berlin Art Prize, Berlin Art Link, online, 06.27.2014
Starke Preisdifferenzen: Kunstpreise im Vergleich, ZITTY – Das Wochenmagazin für Berlin, print/online, 24.06.2014
Berlin Art Prize – and the winners are…, mit Vergnügen, online, 06.15.2014
Trip durch den Mythos (pdf), taz – die tageszeitung, print/online, 06.16.2014
Einer für alle, Berliner Zeitung, print/online, 03.12.2014
Neuer Kunstpreis: Berlin Art Prize, tip Berlin, 06.18.2013


For English language inquiries and high-resolution images relating to the prize please contact Alicia Reuter.


Alicia Reuter




+49 (0)30 88 49 29 64




The Berlin Art Prize e.V. is a non-profit organization. Your donation will directly support our programming and keep events free and open to every member of the public.

Your support is what helps make the Berlin Art Prize exceptional!

Please contact Sophie Jung at s.jung(at)berlinartprize.com if you have questions in regards to a donation or if you wish a tax deductable receipt.


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