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Foto einer Installation in Form eines Paravants im Ausstellungsraum
Installationsansicht Kasia Fudakowski, Türen, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren (2.5.-8.8.21), Foto: Peter Hinschläger
Foto vom Ausstellungsraum mit einem hängenden Mantel
Installationsansicht Alice Creischer, Komm, wir gehen in die Wälder, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren (2.5.-8.8.21), Foto: Peter Hinschläger, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Foto des Ausstellungsraum mit Exponaten
Installationsansicht Pakui Hardware, Shapeshifters, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren (2.5.-8.8.21), Foto: Ugnius Gelguda, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

The Günther Peill Foundation was established in 1986 by Carola Peill in honor of her husband Günther Peill. In the 1950s and 1960s, the glass manufacturer and his wife pursued pioneering art promotion both in the company "Peill & Putzler" and in the city of Düren. As passionate collectors, they collected mainly works of classical modern art, which are now in the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum in Düren.

The aim of the Günther Peill Foundation is to promote young contemporary artists and to present their work in Düren. Since 1987, the foundation has been awarding two-year scholarships that conclude with a solo exhibition and a publication. Since 1996, the foundation has also awarded the highly endowed Peill Prize, which is also linked to an exhibition, to recognized artists who provide impetus. Previous award winners include Rosemarie Trockel, Jimmie Durham, Saâdane Afif, Haris Epaminonda and Alice Creischer.

Scholarship and award winners.

Unsolicited applications for scholarships and prizes are not possible. The artists are proposed by expert jurors and selected by the jury, consisting of the foundation's board of directors and an expert juror.

Peill award winners 1996 – 2018

1996 Thomas Schütte, Düsseldorf
1998 Rosemarie Trockel, Köln
2000 Peter Fischli und David Weiss, Zürich
2003 Jimmie Durham, Berlin
2006 Tamara Grcic, Frankfurt/Main
2008 Gregor Schneider, Mönchengladbach
2010 David Claerbout, Antwerpen
2012 Saâdane Afif, Berlin
2014 Haris Epaminonda, Nikosia
2016 Kai Althoff, Köln (abgelehnt)
2018 Alice Creischer, Berlin
2020 Kerstin Brätsch, Berlin

Peill-Scholarship holders 1987 – 2020

1987 – 1989 Günther Beckers, Astrid Feuser, Silke Leverkühne, Volker Saul
1989 – 1991 Christa Feuerberg, Bertram Jesdinsky, Matthias Kunkler, Ulrich Wagner
1992 – 1994 Martin Assig, Michael Denkler, Dirk Skreber
1994 – 1996 Leni Hoffmann, Hendrik Krawen
1996 – 1998 Maix Mayer, Yana Milev, Andreas Sansoni
1998 – 2000 Stefan Sous, Uli Winters, Cosima von Bonin
2001 – 2003 Franz Burkhardt, Henrik Olesen, Manfred Pernice
2005 – 2006 Andrea Faciu, Kora Jünger
2008 – 2010 Sven Johne, Michael Sailstorfer
2010 – 2012 Özlem Altin, Bojan Šarčević
2012 – 2014 Andreas Fischer, Vaast Colson
2014 – 2016 Robert Elfgen, Rana Hamadeh
2016 – 2018 Raphaela Vogel, Paul Sochacki
2018 – 2020 Kasia Fudakowski, Pakui Hardware
2020 – 2022 Britta Thie, Alexis Gautier