ART COLOGNE Award for NEW POSITIONS 2016 awarded to Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann

ART COLOGNE Award for NEW POSITIONS 2016 awarded to Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann

The winner of this year’s ART COLOGNE Award for NEW POSITIONS has been chosen: the jury of art experts decided in favour of Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, who is represented by the Jürgen Becker gallery (Hamburg). Frohne-Brinkmann will receive the award on 16 April 2016 at 5:00 p.m. on the occasion of a festive award ceremony for the 50th ART COLOGNE. The prize includes a solo exhibition in the Cologne Artothek in 2017 with a total value of 10,000 Euro, and is made possible by Deutsche Telekom.

In Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, the jury has honoured an artist for NEW POSITIONS 2016 who is still at the beginning of his career and can nonetheless already boast a diverse body of artistic work. “Not all mummies are wrapped like in the movies” is an exceptional presentation at the trade fair that is blessed with subversive humour.

The NEW POSITIONS 2016 jury: Astrid Bardenheuer (Head of artothek – Raum für junge Kunst), Oriane Durand (Artistic Director of the Dortmunder Kunstverein), Yilmaz Dziewior (Director of Museum Ludwig), Nathalie Hoyos (Curator of the Art Collection Telekom), Antje Hundhausen (Deutsche Telekom) and Moritz Wesseler (Director Kölnischer Kunstverein)

The NEW POSITIONS 2016
Katarina ¦evic (acb Gallery, Budapest)
Melanie Bonajo (Akinci, Amsterdam)
Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann (Jürgen Becker, Hamburg)
Sara Sizer (Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf)
Peter Miller (Crone, Berlin)
Fabian Herkenhoener (fiebach, minninger, Cologne)
Malte Zenses (Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf)
Andreas Duscha (Christine König, Vienna)
Henrik Eiben (Christian Lethert, Cologne)
Simon Mathers (Mot International, London/Brussels)
Luke Willis Thomson (Nagel Draxler, Cologne/Berlin)
Ma Yujiang (Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong/Shanghai/Singapore)
Monika Michalko (Produzentengalerie, Hamburg)
Toulu Hassani (Petra Rinck, Düsseldorf)

About the sponsorship programme
Since 1980, ART COLOGNE and the Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler e.V. (German association of galleries and art dealers (BVDG)) have been contributing with the NEW POSITIONS sponsorship booths to providing young artists from Germany and abroad with an entry point to the art market. The striving artists receive the opportunity to show their works to an international public in 25 square metre booths next to the stands of their gallery owners. The financial and administrative resources for the sponsorship programme are provided by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (German association of galleries and art dealers) and the Koelnmesse.