Preis der Nationalgalerie 2021
Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu

16.09.2021 to 27.02.2022
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

This past February, an international jury nominated Lamin Fofana, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Sandra Mujinga and Sung Tieu for the Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2021. In the “Shortlist” exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin the nominated artists address topics such as movement and migration, belonging and alienation, self-perception and external perceptions of the self, shifting logics of public and private space, as well as the potential of sound and music to act as a social force. The exhibition shows both new and earlier works.

On 7 October 2021 a second jury will determine who among the finalists will be awarded the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie. The artists on the shortlist were nominated by Adam Budak (director, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover), Andrea Lissoni (artistic director, Haus der Kunst, Munich), Zoé Whitley (director, Chisenhale Gallery, London) and Franciska Zólyom (director and curator, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig).

The Preis der Nationalgalerie is a museum prize awarded every two years in support and recognition of outstanding work by artists under 40 who live in Germany. The award consists of a solo exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin during the course of 2022, accompanied by a publication. 

A special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The exhibition is made possible by the Freunde der Nationalgalerie and supported by BMW.


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© Rosa Barba / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021, Foto: Andrea Rossetti
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© Ludwig Mies van der Rohe / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021 /Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt, 2021
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