The prize is a new concept of "Vattenfall Art Prize Energy", awarded annually since 1992. In 2009 Vattenfall realigned the Art Award together with the Berlinische Gallery and brought him to Berlin, the art capital of Germany. In addition to painting and drawing he will awarded also for media art, performance and sculpture by internationally renowned artists who live and work in Berlin. The prize includes an exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie, the production of a catalogue and a purchase for the collection Vattenfall.
Until 2008 the prize was aimed by Vattenfall Europe Mining & Generation in Cottbus and was awarded to artists with the center of life in the new federal states including Berlin.
Prize winners Vattenfall Contemporary
2008 Gregor Hildebrandt (Exhibition in the Berlinische Galerie 2009) / 2007 Ronald de Bloeme (Exhibition in the Berlinische Galerie 2008) / 2006 Markus Draper / 2005 Sebastian Gerstengarbe / 2004 Sven Ochsenreither / 2003 Thoralf Knobloch / 2002 Reinhard Stangl / 2001 Jörn Grothkopp / 2000 wurde der Kunstpreis nicht vergeben / 1999 Rosa Loy / 1998 Edgar Knobloch / 1997 Sabine Herrmann / 1996 Frank Nitsche / 1995 Frank Tornow / 1994 Petra Albrecht / 1993 Walter Sachs / 1992 Roland Nicolaus
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