PHOTO: © Samaneh Atef, Es gibt keine Geschichte mehr zu erzählen! (...), 2023, Stift auf Karte, 46 x 99,5 cm, © Augustinum Stiftung 2023.

Samaneh Atef, Belén Sánches, Desmond Tjonakoy. euward9

In the organizer's words:

In 2024, Haus der Kunst once again welcomes the winners of the euward European Award for Painting and Printmaking. Since 2000, the Augustinum Foundation has awarded the prize every three years with the aim of helping artists with intellectual disabilities to gain visibility and recognition within the exhibition industry.

Samaneh Atef's (born 1989, Bandar Abbas, Iran) intense pen and ink drawings focus on her own experiences and female history. As an Iranian woman and artist, she has a clear message: the equality of women in her home country and around the world. Atef has lived in the south of France since fleeing Iran.

The work of Spanish multimedia artist Belén Sánchez (b. 1972, Madrid, Spain) includes not only drawing and collage, but also sculpture, photography, film and performance. The focus is on her own body, which Belén Sánchez uses to tell stories of aggression and healing.

Desmond Tjonakoy (born 1993, Amsterdam, Netherlands) has Ghanaian-Surinamese roots. Using pencil and fineliner, he works on visual themes that are linked to black rap culture or religiously inspired. Recently, Desmond Tjonakoy has become increasingly involved with the Black Power movement.

Over 240 artists from 25 countries applied for the euward9. The following artists were nominated alongside the award winners: Rudolf Bodmeier, Markus Buchser, Sven Freundt, Hannes Gaensslen, Wulf Golz, Torsten Holzapfel, Enes Icer, Sandrine Mbala, Sabine Münch, Jeroen Pomp, Paul Kai Schröder, Patrick Siegl, Jakob Ujvari, Rolf Waldvogel, Christian Wollert and Magdalena Zehetner. Their works will also be shown as part of euward9.

Curated by Klaus Mecherlein (Augustinum) and Sabine Brantl (Haus der Kunst).

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