Rabih Mroué, Leap into the Void, 2006-2011, Photography, text, Courtesy the artist
and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut / Hamburg
Photo: Olaf Pascheit
The Award for Artistic Research has grown out of the Schering Stiftung Art Award, which from 2005 until 2018 was presented every two years to international artists. The award was redesigned in 2019 in cooperation with the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The award is presented in cooperation with KW Insitute for Contemporary Art for the fifth time. The 15,000-euro award also includes a solo exhibition at KW.
The Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research (with support from the State of Berlin) honors international artists who have developed unique forms of knowledge creation through aesthetic means.
The former Schering Stiftung Art Award was redefined in cooperation with the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, which in 2020 launched a funding program for artistic research that has received much attention across Europe. As a joint initiative combining public and private funding, the award aims to honor pioneers in the field of artistic research.
Besides honoring artistic achievements, the award also aims to awaken public interest in artistic research and to show, through using outstanding examples, in what ways art contributes to knowledge in society.
The nominations are made by an external board of trustees, and the selection is made in a second step by a renowned international jury.
Rabih Mroué has been selected as the winner of the Schering Stiftung Art Award 2020.
Every two years, the Schering Stiftung awards the 15,000 € Award for Artistic research (with support from the State of Berlin) in cooperation with KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
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