hector prize / hector prize 2015

hector prize 2015 // 2015 is upon us and the Kunsthalle Mannheim will, once again, be awarding the hector prize to an outstanding young artist! Since 1997, the Kunsthalle Mannheim and the H.W. & J. Hector Foundation have awarded a prize every three years to promote young art in Germany. It honours artists who produce three dimensional works - sculpture, assemblage and installation art - and highlights an important focus for the collection at the Kunsthalle. The hector prize is awarded to artists under 35, living in Germany.
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The winner of the prize receives €10,000 and their work will be exhibited at the Kunsthalle in June 2015. The museum is grateful for the generous funding of this project provided by the H.W. & J. Hector Foundation, whose donation of €50 million also also supports development of the new Kunsthalle building. This year the competition returns to the roots of the hector prize. The selection panel of art college professors, curators and art critics identify eligible artists, who are then invited to submit an application. From this short-list, a five-member jury will announce the prize-winner at the end of 2014. In 2009 and 2012, the hector prize widened the competition to include a new award for an artist who is already established on the international art scene. With the reduced exhibition space at the Kunsthalle due to the construction of the new building, the prize in 2015 will concentrate on promoting and displaying the work of an exceptional young artist. Previous winners are Martin Schmidt, Florian Slotawa, Gunda Förster, Albrecht Schäfer, Benjamin Appel and Hannes Broecker.

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