Till Wittwer (b. 1985)
Lower Saxony Fellowship (January 2019–December 2020)
The two-year Lower Saxony Fellowship (Förderstipendium Niedersachsen) is awarded to self-employed artists aged 35 and under who have completed their university studies and either live or were born in Lower Saxony or Bremen (at the time of application).
Jury statement: Artist Till Wittwer stands apart for the broad range of artistic media and thematic areas explored in his work. His most important artistic tool is narration, which he employs in the form of lecture performances, films and publications. His works delve into economic, political and social issues, often shedding light on the ways they mutually affect one another.
Lukas Zerbst (b. 1988)
Lower Saxony New Talent Fellowship (January 2019–December 2019)
The one-year Lower Saxony New Talent Fellowship (Niedersachsen Nachwuchsstipendium) is awarded to self-employed artists who either live or were born in Lower Saxony or Bremen and completed their studies no more than three years prior to application.
Jury statement: Lukas Zerbst explores the spatial conditions of a given exhibition venue and artfully highlights its peculiarities. His strategy is akin to an intervention, and uses a diverse array of means to allow the viewer to consciously perceive the space.
Luise Marchand (b. 1987)
National New Talent Fellowship (January 2020–December 2020)
The one-year National New Talent Fellowship (Nationale Nachwuchsstipendium) is awarded to self-employed artists who reside in the Federal Republic of Germany and completed their studies no more than three years prior to application.
Jury statement: Prizewinner Luise Marchand’s film and photographic work reflects on the increasing digitalization of our society and the far-reaching social change it entails. Her work aesthetically combines and condenses pop cultural phenomena, making an apt artistic statement about the handling of images conveyed by the media and their impact on the individual.