The Prize of the Böttcherstraße in Bremen, which is endowed with € 30,000, will be awarded for the 45th time in 2016. The Prize is one of the most important awards for young contemporary art in Germany. Ten distinguished curators independently recommend one artist each whose work is then displayed at the Kunsthalle Bremen. In the course of the exhibition a high-ranking jury will determine the winner of the prize.
Nominees in 2016 are:
Julius von Bismarck (nominated by Ellen Blumenstein, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin)
FORT: Alberta Niemann and Jenny Kropp (nominated by Prof. Dr. Christoph Grunenberg, Kunsthalle Bremen)
Franka Kaßner (nominated by Prof. Dr. Bernhart Schwenk, Pinakothek der Moderne, München)
Oliver Laric (nominated by Susanne Pfeffer, Fridericianum, Kassel)
Pauline M’barek (nominated by Stifterkreis des Kunstpreises der Böttcherstraße, Bremen)
Katja Novitskova (nominated by Bettina Steinbrügge, Kunstverein Hamburg)
Emeka Ogboh (nominated by Johan Holten, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden)
Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (nominated by Dr. Eva Schmidt, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen)
Nora Schultz (nominated by Mario Codognato, 21er Haus, Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Wien)
Peter Wächtler (nominated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery, London)
Winners in the past years include Nina Beier (2014), Daniel Knorr (2012), Thea Djordjadze (2009), Ulla vonBrandenburg (2007), Clemens von Wedemeyer (2005), Tino Seghal (2003), Olaf Nicolai (1999), Olafur Eliasson (1997) and Wolfgang Tillmanns (1995).