The numerous one-artist shows are part of the successful concept of art KARLSRUHE. On a surface of at least 25 square meters, a gallerist dedicates his program to a selected artist, thus providing in-depth insight into artistic creation. Each year around 200 one-artist shows are shown at art KARLSRUHE, spread over all four halls. Each one-artist show of the fair is automatically nominated for the art KARLSRUHE prize.

They promote the perception of the individual position throughout the exhibition.

art KARLSRUHE-Prize for the most compelling One-Artist-Show

The art KARLSRUHE-Prize is awarded jointly by the state of Baden-Württemberg and the city of Karlsruhe and is endowed with € 10,000. A specialist jury selects the most convincing individual presentation from all the One-Artist-Shows presented at the fair.

Immediately after the award ceremony, works by the award-winning artist will be purchased from the gallery, which will then be transferred to the art KARLSRUHE Collection. This collection is managed by the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe and commissioned by the director, Dr. Brigitte Baumstark, supervised.

Prize Winner in 2019: Gallery Bernhard Knaus Fine Art and artist Myriam Holme

Prize Winner in 2019: Gallery Bernhard Knaus Fine Art and artist Myriam Holme
Prize Winner in 2019

The prize was awarded in 2019 to Gallery Bernhard Knaus Fine Art and artist Myriam Holme.


The expert jury comments on its choice of the prize winner:

Previous prize winners

  • 2018 Sarah McRae Morton Galerie Anja Knoess, Köln
  • 2017 Neringa Vasiliauskaite Galerie Smudajescheck, München
  • 2016 Werner Schmidt Galerie Wohlhüter, Leibertingen-Thalheim
  • 2015 Alfonso Hüppi Galerie Reinhold Maas, Reutlingen
  • 2014 Jessica Buhlmann Galerie Anja Rumig, Stuttgart
  • 2013 Claude Wall Galerie Angelo Falzone, Mannheim
  • 2012 Tatjana Doll Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart
  • 2011 Jens Hanke Galerie Hunchentoot, Berlin
  • 2010 Julius Grünewald Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe
  • 2009 Thomas Müller Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
  • 2008 Reto Boller Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart

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