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Art Prizes

Kubus. Sparda Art Prize

The "Kubus. Sparda Art Prize" has been awarded every two years since 2013. The prize, endowed with 20.000 euros, honors an outstanding achievement in the field of fine arts. It is aimed at artists who were born in Baden-Württemberg or who have a close connection to the state through their artistic work. The nominated artists will present selected works together in an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart before the prize is awarded.

Prize of the jury
The nomination and awarding of the prize are tied to a multi-stage procedure in which 15 representatives from art and cultural institutions in Baden-Württemberg first propose two artists each on a specific theme. In the next step, a five-member jury selects three positions. A second jury finally determines the winner during the exhibition period.

Audience Award
In addition to the jury's prize, visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. For this purpose, Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg is offering an audience award of 5.000 euros, which will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Kubus. Sparda Art Prize 2024
The next exhibition will take place from May 9 - August 25, 2024. The nominated artists are Thomas Müller (*1959), Gabriela Oberkofler (*1975) and Jürgen Palmtag (*1951).

Previous prize winners

2013 Alexander Roob | 2015 Peter Vogel | 2017 Myriam Holme | 2019 Armin Linke | 2022 Ulla von Brandenburg

Hans Molfenter Prize

The Hans Molfenter Prize established by the state capital of Stuttgart is endowed with 16,000 euros and was first awarded in 1983. The prize is financed by the estate assets of the Stuttgart painter Hans Molfenter (1884–1979), which were invested in a fund. The prize, initially conferred biennially, has since 1995 been awarded triennially to artists who have a connection to southwestern Germany and have been recognized for outstanding artistic work.

The award ceremony is accompanied by an exhibition organized by the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

Previous prize winners

1983 Ben Willikens | 1985 Hans Schreiner | 1987 K.R.H. Sonderborg | 1989 Horst Antes | 1991 Anton Stankowski | 1993 Günter Behnisch | 1995 Walter Stöhrer | 1998 Dieter Krieg | 2005 Rebecca Horn | 2008 Joan Jonas | 2011 Georg Winter | 2016 Tino Sehgal | 2019 Katrin Ströbel

2019 prize winner: Katrin Ströbel

Katrin Ströbel’s drawings, photographs, installations, and performances are based on a questioning of architectural, social, and urban conditions. Her artistic activity reflects the history, function, and sociopolitical connections between the sites where her works are produced and where they are presented. Many of Ströbel’s pieces thus engaged in a dialogue with the venue at which her work is being exhibited.

Ströbel was born in Pforzheim in 1975. She studied visual art and literary studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and subsequently earned a doctorate in art history at the University of Marburg. She lives in Marseille, Rabat, and Stuttgart and has taught at the Villa Arson, école nationale supérieure d’art in Nice since 2013. Ströbel has been represented internationally for many years in numerous solo and group exhibitions as well as projects. Extended work stays and travel grants have taken her to Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa along with Australia, Peru, and the United States.