ART AWARD 2019: „Pho­to­gra­phy in Motion“

Dead­line exten­ded: April 7, 2019

In this year, the 10th open call of the Art Pri­ze of Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le invi­tes young artists to sub­mit works on the open topic “Pho­to­gra­phy in Moti­on”. The winner´s work will be shown in autumn 2019 in a solo exhi­bi­ti­on at Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le Essen. In addi­ti­on, the win­ner will pre­sent his / her work in form of a lec­tu­re in our series ZU GAST at Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le Düsseldorf.

We are plea­sed that Tho­mas See­lig, Direc­tor of the pho­to­gra­phic coll­ec­tion at Muse­um Folk­wang, this year was inte­res­ted to spe­ci­fy the topic. “Pho­to­gra­phy in Moti­on” gives the artists the oppor­tu­ni­ty to choo­se their medi­um from the wide ran­ge of working with “Pho­to”.


The Art Pri­ze 2019 is bound to the topic “Pho­to­gra­phy in Moti­on”. Plea­se sub­mit a pro­ject (Expo­sé), which is to be rea­li­zed at Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le Essen in a solo exhi­bi­ti­on (ope­ning 27/09/2019). From the expo­sé, the deve­lo­p­ment of the own artis­tic work should emer­ge clearly.

Room lay­out can be seen on our web­site


Artists up until the age of 35 are wel­co­me to app­ly. The win­ner com­mits him-/hers­elf to do an exhi­bi­ti­on in fall of 2018 at Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le Essen. At the ope­ning (27/ 09/2019) the­re will be an intro­duc­to­ry speech or artist talk which the artists are obli­ga­ted to orga­ni­ze. The win­ner will also intro­du­ce his/her work  fur­ther by doing a talk, per­for­mance (or other forms) in our series “ZU GAST” at Bau­Schau Düs­sel­dorf, Bir­ken­stra­ße 61 (Date: 24/09/2019).


The pro­ject space Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le is a venue for young con­tem­po­ra­ry art. Sin­ce fall 2007 it has been exhi­bi­ting works by young artists from all over Ger­ma­ny, Euro­pe and the USA on a regu­lar basis. The show­room in Bri­git­ta­stra­ße, Essen which was initi­al­ly inten­ded as a tem­po­ra­ry expe­ri­men­tal plat­form, has beco­me estab­lished as a per­ma­nent exhi­bi­ti­on venue. Sin­ce its first open call in 2010 the art award alre­a­dy recei­ved a gre­at amount of posi­ti­ve feed­back from both artists as well as the media. The sub­ject of the art awards varies from year to year: last year’s the­me was “space”. In Sep­tem­ber 2017 Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le ope­ned a second space in Düs­sel­dorf, Bir­ken­stra­ße 61, whe­re talks, lec­tures and per­for­man­ces take place.


An inde­pen­dent jury (see “JURY”) will sel­ect the win­ner of the ART AWARD 2019. The pri­ce money will be 1000 Euro. The win­ning pro­ject will be shown in a solo exhi­bi­ti­on at Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le Essen in fall 2019 (date: 27/09/2019). Fur­ther­mo­re, the win­ner will give a lec­tu­re about his / her work at Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le Düs­sel­dorf (date: 24/09/2019).


The appli­ca­ti­on must be sub­mit­ted by post to:

“Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le” Bri­git­ta­stra­ße 9, 45130 Essen, Ger­ma­ny until April 7, 2019 (date of postmark).

Com­ple­te appli­ca­ti­ons should include:

_ Prin­ted cover let­ter incl. cont­act information

_ Cur­ri­cu­lum vitae with rea­li­zed projects

_ Expo­sé (sketch or draft of the plan­ned work)

The sub­mit­ted sketch or expo­sé should be clear as to how the pro­ject will be put into rea­liza­ti­on in our space in Essen.

For room plans see

The sub­mit­ted ent­ries should be no lar­ger than DIN A3 (= 29,7 x 42 cm). Appli­ca­ti­ons inclu­ding elec­tro­nic media must be sub­mit­ted on DVD or USB sto­rage devices. Ide­al­ly they should also include a syn­op­sis of the given elec­tro­nic work (i.e. vide­os). Ent­ries can only be retur­ned if the­re is a stam­ped and addres­sed enve­lo­pe enc­lo­sed to the appli­ca­ti­on. Ent­ries which are not picked up until May 31st are sub­ject to dis­po­sal. For bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on it is important that you hand in the com­ple­te address inclu­ding email- and pho­ne cont­act details. For fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on take a look at


The mem­bers of the jury are:

_ Mor­gai­ne Schä­fer, Artist, Cologne

_ Dr. Tho­mas Kre­mer, Chair­man of Tele­kom AG Ger­ma­ny, Bonn

_ (chair­wo­man) Dr. Ste­fa­nie Kreu­zer, Seni­or cura­tor Muse­um Mors­broich Leverkusen

_Dr. Hans-Jür­gen Lech­treck, Depu­ty Direc­tor Muse­um Folk­wang Essen

_Kerstin Mein­cke, Insti­tu­te for new art histo­ry / art sci­ence Uni­ver­si­ty Duisburg-Essen

_Volker Tro­che, Krupp foun­da­ti­on Essen


Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le holds no respon­si­bi­li­ty for sub­mit­ted appli­ca­ti­ons. Nor can insu­rance covera­ge be gua­ran­teed during the trans­por­ta­ti­on or sub­se­quent exhi­bi­ti­on of the works. Fur­ther­mo­re, apart from the pri­ze money, finan­cial sup­port for the com­ple­ti­on or trans­por­ta­ti­on of works will not be pro­vi­ded under any cir­cum­s­tances. The copy­right will remain unaf­fec­ted. In con­nec­tion with the con­test and the exhi­bi­ti­ons, the appli­cant must wai­ve all his or her rights of usa­ge. The artist allows Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le to use text and pho­to mate­ri­al for publi­ci­ty and pre­sen­ta­ti­on for Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le. During the cour­se of the show the exhi­bi­ted works will remain on the pre­mi­ses of Bau­stel­le Schau­stel­le. By par­ti­ci­pa­ting in the con­test, the appli­cant agrees to the con­di­ti­ons lis­ted above.


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