NAK Preis für Junge Kunst
Prijs voor Jonge Kunst
Prix de l’Art Jeune

Sponsored by STAWAG, Aachen

For the third time the NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein is awarding the Price for Young Art in the amount of 3,000 Euro to young artists from the City Region of Aachen and the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. The prize will be awarded to visual artists working in mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, video, performanace, and new media.

The NAK is a core institution of the local art scene, but way beyond this, it is also internationally recognised as an innovative platform for contemporary art and its discourse. The NAK has the freedom to operate relatively independent in terms of its immediate economical as well as political interests. This twofold autonomy predestines the Kunstverein to be a space for artistic experimentation, where innovative curatorial work can be accomplished without spurious consideration for political duties or mercantile calculations.

The NAK programme reflects on visuality acting as a vehicle for information and value within the globalized economies as well as a medium of art reflecting on actual societal developments in a crystallising way for a critical temporary collective. It is oriented internationally and with consideration of the local context. The award takes these objectives into account.

An expert jury will review the submissions and select a winner, to be presented in an exhibition at the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein from the 10th of September until the 16th of October 2016. This year’s jury members are Lene ter Haar (SCHUNCK*, Heerlen), Julia Höner (Kai10 – Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf), Frank-Thorsten Moll (IKOB – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen) and Dr. Marcel Schumacher (Kunsthaus NRW, Kornelimünster).

We are inviting young visual artists who live and work in the Euroregion, or were born or educated there and have participated in exhibitions as well, to submit a comprehensive portfolio of their work. The age limit for participants is forty (40). Applicants are requested to submit a resume, the application form, as well as documentation of their works (i.e. installation views, color copies, project sketches, texts, DVDs) by the 22nd of July 2016 (postmark date) to NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (no original material please!). Since we are not able to return portofolios once the selection process is over, we ask that applicants either collect their portfolios in the NAK offices or include a return envelope with the necessary postage attached.

Application materials may be requested from NAK (info@neueraachenerkunstverein) or downloaded directly on this website:
Application form 2016