June 11, 2015 - Neues Museum - State Museum for Art and Design in Nuremberg - Faber-Castell International Drawing Award 2015
June 11, 2015

Faber-Castell International Drawing Award 2015

Faber-Castell International Drawing Award 2015
17 July–11 October 2015  

Opening and award ceremony: 16 July 2015

Neues Museum
State Museum for Art and Design in Nuremberg
Klarissenplatz
Postal Address: 
Luitpoldstraße 5
90402 Nuremberg
Germany

www.award.faber-castell.com
www.nmn.de

In July 2015, the  Faber-Castell International Drawing Award—a cooperation between the Neues Museum in Nuremberg and Faber-Castell—will be presented for the second time at the Neues Museum in Nuremberg. The five artists who will compete for the prestigious award have been appointed: 

Ed Atkins, London
Anastasia Ax, Athens/Stockholm
Ulla von Brandenburg, Paris
Aleksandra Chaushova, Brussels
Julia Haller, Vienna  

The prize is awarded to an international artist aged up to around 40 who works primarily in the medium of drawing and whose innovative practice demonstrates exceptional potential for future development. The broad range of contemporary approaches to drawing serves to illustrate the autonomy and continuing relevance of this medium, and the submitted artworks may also span multiple media. The prize includes a monetary award of 15,000 EUR. The Faber-Castell International Drawing Award was first presented in 2012, and the winner of the inaugural award was the American artist Trisha Donnelly. 

In the first stage of the selection process, the five members of an international panel of nominators were each invited to propose one outstanding artist. The members of the panel on this occasion were:

Dr Marion Ackermann,Director of the Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf
Prof Dr Daniel Birnbaum,Director of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Karola Kraus, Director of mumok, Vienna
Hans Ulrich Obrist,Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery, London
Dirk Snauwaert,Director of Wiels, Brussels

Works by all five nominated artists will be shown in a joint exhibition at the Neues Museum in Nuremberg this summer. Prior to the opening of the exhibition, a second international jury of experts will select the award winner from these contenders. This time the international jury consists of:

Katrina M. Brown, Director The Common Guild, Glasgow
Mario Codognato, Chief Curator 21er Haus, Vienna
Dr Melitta Kliege, Head of Exhibitions, Neues Museum in Nuremberg
Dr Eva Kraus, Director Neues Museum in Nuremberg
Enrico Lunghi, Director Mudam, Luxembourg
Heike Munder, Director Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

The official prize-giving ceremony will be held in conjunction with the exhibition opening on 16 July. The exhibition showcasing the work of the nominated artists at the Neues Museum in Nuremberg will run from 17 July to 11 October. The launch of the cooperation between the Neues Museum and Faber-Castell in 2012 created an exciting new initiative for the promotion and exhibition of internationally acclaimed contemporary art. The two partners share a strong commitment to the promotion of visual art and design, and this forms the basis of their joint initiative. The Neues Museum in Nuremberg is responsible for overseeing the selection process for the Faber-Castell International Drawing Award and organising the accompanying exhibition. 

The Neues Museum – State Museum for Art and Design in Nuremberg views itself as a place of inspiration, education and dialogue. The museum holds an extensive collection of contemporary art and shows painting, sculpture, photography and media art from 1945 to the present day in collection displays and temporary exhibitions. With its striking modern architecture and impressive glass facade, the Neues Museum is a strong symbol of the city of Nuremberg and the entire metropolitan region. 

Faber-Castell, the globally operating manufacturer of writing and drawing instruments, has been actively involved in supporting contemporary art for decades. From 1980 to 1993 the company launched the “Nuremberg Drawing Scholarship” in partnership with the City of Nuremberg. Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell’s strong personal interest in contemporary art also motivated him to develop a corporate art collection, and in his role as the Chairman of Faber-Castell AG he went on to found the Faber-Castell Academy in 1995.


Nominees:
Ed Atkins was born in Oxford in 1982. Currently lives and works in London. Studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London and Slade School of Fine Art, London.

Anastasia Ax was born in Stockholm in 1979. Currently lives and works in Athens and Stockholm. Studied at the Royal College of Art, Stockholm, the School of Photography, Gothenburg, the Valand Academy, Gothenburg and the Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen.

Ulla von Brandenburg was born in Karlsruhe in 1974. Currently lives and works in Paris. Studied set design and media art from 1995 to 1998 at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe and fine arts under Stephan Dillemuth and Cosima von Bonin at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, from 1998 to 2004.

Aleksandra Chaushova wasborn in Sofia in 1985. Currently lives and works in Brussels. Studied from 2003 to 2009 at the Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia and from 2010 to 2012 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Free University of Brussels. In 2012 she was a guest student at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, at the invitation of Lucy McKenzie. From 2012 to 2016 she gained her PhD in art and art sciences at ENSAV La Cambre, in collaboration with the Free University of Brussels.

Julia Haller was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1978. Currently lives and works in Vienna. Studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nuremberg, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden and the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna.

Curator: Melitta Kliege, Head of Exhibitions, Neues Museum in Nuremberg

Contact 
Eva Martin, Neues Museum Nürnberg, T +49 (0) 911 / 240 20 41 / martin [​at​] nmn.de

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