Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017: Sol Calero, Iman Issa, Jumana Manna und Agnieszka Polska have been nominated

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

This fall, the Preis der Nationalgalerie will be awarded for the ninth time. From among the 90 nominations, the international jury has chosenfour artists.

Artists nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017

  • Sol Calero (born in Caracas in 1982, lives in Berlin)
  • Iman Issa (born in Cairo in 1979, lives in New York City and Berlin)
  • Jumana Manna (born in Princeton in 1987, lives in Berlin)
  • Agnieszka Polska (born in Lublin in 1985, lives in Berlin)

A joint exhibition of the artists’ work will be shown from September 29, 2017 to January 14, 2018 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. A second jury will choose the prizewinner on October 20, 2017. The award consists of an individual show with a catalogue at one of the institutions of Berlin’s Nationalgalerie over the course of 2018.

Members of the first jury

  • Meret Becker, actress, member of the Deutsche Filmakademie
  • Alexander Beyer, actor, member of the Deutsche Filmakademie
  • Natasha Ginwala, curator of Contour Biennale 8 and curatorial advisor of documenta 14
  • Alice Motard, chief curator at CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux
  • Alya Sebti, head of ifa-Galerie Berlin

The jury chose four artistic approaches whose work in various media reflects the wide international range of art in Germany. They are also representative for their precision and the personal gaze with which social and political aspects find their way to artistic work and are addressed and commented upon. More extensive explanations of the jury’s selection of the chosen artists can be found on our website

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