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Call for applications: UdK Berlin Art Award 2024

University-internal competition

The UdK Berlin Art Award has been awarded annually since 2023 in the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Art and Media program at the Faculty of Design at the Berlin University of the Arts. Chaired by the President, the jury, which is made up of renowned figures from Berlin's art and cultural life as well as professors from the UdK Berlin, awards the prize to four master students from each year. The prize includes the award-winning exhibition and a monographic catalog.

The UdK Berlin Art Award replaces the "The President’s Fine Arts Award", which was awarded from 1997-2022.


Prof. Dr. Norbert Palz, President of the UdK Berlin
Prof. Manfred Pernice, Professor of Sculpture, UdK Berlin
Prof. Nina Fischer, Professor for Experimental Film Design, UdK Berlin
Jenny Schlenzka, Director Gropius Bau
Zasha Colah, Curator of the 13th Berlin Biennale
Kito Nedo, art critic and author


Applications are open to master-class students of the Faculty of Fine Arts and to master-class students of the Art and Media program of the Faculty of Design for the summer semester 2023 and winter semester 2023/24. The application documents must be submitted in full to the address below between February 1 and 29, 2024.


Applications must be submitted digitally. Deadline for submission is February 29, 2024.

The complete application documents include

- Application form with declaration of consent 
- Images of up to 5 artistic works
with details of title, technique and year of creation summarized in a PDF file. Video and sound files must be integrated as web links in the PDF (no download links)
- A brief explanation of the submitted works (max. 1 A4 page / 3,000 characters including spaces).
- A short biography (500-700 characters incl. spaces) on the academic and artistic career
- Copy of the master-class certificate (can be submitted later)

Please submit all documents in one e-mail. The e-mail attachment must not exceed a maximum size of 20 MB. Send everything to: artaward_


Exhibition of the nominees 2024

With the announcement of this year's UdK Berlin Art Award winners on 30 May 2024, the opening of the nominees' exhibition will take place in the Quergalerie at Hardenbergstraße 33 at 6 pm.

The works of all nominees will then be on display from 31 May - 1 June 2024.

Selection procedure

After the application deadline, the jury will nominate a selection of applicants for the UdK Berlin Art Award 2024 in a first jury meeting on March 19, 2024. The nominees will then be invited at the beginning of the summer semester 2024 to present their work in a joint exhibitionon May 30, 2024 at the UdK Berlin. During the exhibition, the jury will select the winners on May 30, 2024.

Exhibition of prizewinners and catalogs

The prizewinners' works will be presented in an exhibition at the Kommunale Galerie Berlin from November 2024 to January 2025. The prizewinners agree to make their works available for this occasion and to participate in the construction and transportation of this exhibition. Any transportation and material costs incurred can be reimbursed with a fixed amount. The prizewinners will receive a fee for their work.

Monographic catalogs will be produced on the occasion of the exhibition. A catalog of approximately 28 pages will be dedicated to each award winner. The individual catalogs are united by their size and uniform graphic design as well as the President's foreword.

The content of the catalog, such as texts and work illustrations, is created independently by the award winners. The graphic design will be created in collaboration with a graphic designer commissioned by the UdK Berlin/University of the Arts Events Department.

The award winners will each receive 200 catalogs for free use.

Further Information

Further information and impressions of past exhibitions as well as excerpts from the catalogs of previous years can be found at

If you have any questions, please contact the team at the UdK Berlin's Interfaculty Events Department (

Good luck from the UdK Berlin Interfaculty Events team!