Annually since 1953 the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft awards  young artists with the ars viva price of Visual Arts.

Winners ars viva 2019 © the artists

This year, the ars viva Prize for visual art has been awarded to Niko Abramidis & NE (*1987), Cana Bilir-Meier (*1986), and Keto Logua (*1988).

The prize includes two exhibitions in KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION and Kunstmuseum Bern and an arts residency on Fogo Island (Canada). In addition to a stipend of 5,000 Euro each the Kulturkreis will produce a bilingual catalog published by Kerber Verlag.

KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf

Oktober 7, 2018 till January, 19 2019

Kunstmuseum Bern

July, 5 till August, 18 2019

ars viva 2019, Niko Abramidis & NE, installation view: KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, 2018 © photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
ars viva 2019, Keto Logua, installation view: KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, 2018 © photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf
ars viva 2019, Cana Bilir-Meier, installation view: KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, 2018 © photo: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf