Isabel Nuño de Buen (*1985)
Förderstipendium Niedersachsen (January 2017–December 2018)
The two-year fellowship of the Förderstipendium Niedersachsen is awarded to a freelance artist no older than 35 (at the time of application), who has completed his or her degree and who lives or was born in Lower Saxony or Bremen.
In the words of the jury: Isabel Nuño de Buen has developed an independent, sculptural form language and is also convincing by her graphical qualities. Her installations are composed thoroughly and precise and show great material diversity.
Claudia Piepenbrock (*1990)
Nachwuchsstipendium Niedersachsen (January 2017–December 2017)
The one-year fellowship for emerging artists, the Nachwuchsstipendium Niedersachsen , is presented to a freelance artist living or born in Lower Saxony, who graduated from his or her degree program no more than three years prior to the award.
In the words of the jury: Claudia Piepenbrock succeeds in developing impressive, sculptural constellations, which are characterized by an unusual physical presence, in a mixture of great precision, material enthusiasm for experimentation and accompanied by an attentive eye for the individuality of objects and materials.
Julian Öffler (*1985)
Nationales Nachwuchsstipendium (January 2018–December 2018)
The one-year national fellowship for emerging artists, the Nationale Nachwuchsstipendium, is awarded to a freelance artist within the first three years after graduation from a degree program. The artist must be a resident of the Federal Republic of Germany.
In the words of the jury: Julian Öffler´s s cinematic oeuvre is convincing because of his critique-provocative and humorous-playful interviews of the expectation of art and its production mechanisms and processes.