Jury 2017

Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Artist, Professor of Sculpture at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen

Natascha Sadr Haghighian, born in 1963 in Teheran, now lives in Berlin. She first became known for her scholarly artistic work in such different forms and formats as video, performance, installation, text and sound. In 2010 she was awarded the Hugo Boss Prize and in 2013 she participated in the documenta. Her solo exhibitions have been shown at Mackba Barcelona, in the Bonniers Konsthall Stockholm (both in 2012), at the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2008) and in the GAM Bologna (2006), among other locations. She has participated in numerous international group exhibitions, including at the ICA London in 2007 and at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2011.

Moritz Wesseler

Director of the Kölnischer Kunstverein since 2013

Moritz Wesseler, born in 1980, showed his first exhibitions in 2003 in the legendary Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst in Bremerhaven - which his father had founded in 1967 – alongside such artists as Cathy Wilkes, Martin Boyce, Ceal Floyer, Anri Sala and Luc Tuymans, among others. In 2009/2010 he co-curated the series Double at MMK Frankfurt, a series of reconstructions of historical exhibits. As part of his academic traineeship at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Wesseler supervised exhibit projects by Michael Sailstorfer, Kris Martin, Jordon Wolfson and Tomas Saraceno. As the Artistic Director of Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch in Donaueschingen / Heiligenberg he cooperated with artists such as Dirk Bell, Julian Göthe, Petrit Halilaj, Dorota Jurczak, Gareth Moore and João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva .