Scholarship

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The promotion and portrayal of contemporary art is a central undertaking of the ZF Art Foundation. Since 1996, the foundation provides scholarships for artists from Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.


General information

The scholarship comprises a comprehensive support program: the artists receive financial support, and are provided with the studio as well as an apartment. Subsequently, the works of the nine-month scholarship will be presented to the public in an exhibition at the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen for which the ZF Art Foundation will publish an extensive catalog. Moreover, the press and public relations work will be provided to complement the stipendiaries’ activities.

Major importance is accorded to intense cooperation and direct exchange with the artists. Personal contact and involvement with their work are maintained even after completion of the scholarship. At the annual stipendiary meetings, exchange among artists is promoted, and questions pertinent to art and its promotion are discussed.

Award procedure

In 2008 the ZF Art Foundation changed the award procedure for the artist in residence program from public tender to a system with nominations made by experts:

The award process for the scholarship consists of two stages: Six external, independent art experts from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland nominate artists who can apply for the scholarship.

In a second step a jury of six judges chooses the artist to receive the scholarship. The nominated experts are not part of the jury and change every two years.

Experts

Since 2008, external, independent experts have been nominating the artists who can apply for the scholarship / artist in residence program for two consecutive years.

Scholarships 2021/2022

  • Dr. Sven Beckstette, Curator, Sammlung Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (D)
  • Eva Birkenstock, Director, Kunstverein Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (D_2021)
  • Ute Stuffer, Director Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg (D_2022)
  • Dr. Florian Waldvogel, Head of the Art History Collection (ab 1900), Tiroler Landesmuseen Innsbruck (A)
  • Mag. Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Museological Director, Leopold Museum Wien (A)
  • Hon.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Hochleitner, Director Salzburg Museum, Salzburg (A_2022)
  • Julian Denzler, Curator Contemporary Art, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen (CH_2021)
  • Dr. Katharina Ammann, Director Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (CH_2022)
  • Felicity Lunn, Director, Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel (CH)

Scholarships 2019/2020

  • Eva Birkenstock, Director, Kunstverein Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (D)
  • Ina Neddermeier, Head of the Art Department, Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen (D)
  • Dr. Christian Bauer, Director, Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, Krems (A)
  • Nina Tabassomi, Artistic Director, Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck (A)
  • Jennifer Burkard, Curator Contemporary Art, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen (CH_2019)
  • Julian Denzler, Curator Contemporary Art, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen (CH_2020)
  • Sabine Himmelsbach, Director, HeK – Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel (CH)

Scholarships 2017/2018

  • Roland Nachtigäller, Artistic Director, Museum Marta Herford (D)
  • Christina Végh, Director, Kestnergesellschaft Hannover (D)
  • Silvia Höller, Director, RLB Kunstbrücke, Innsbruck (A)
  • Helena Pereña, Chief Curator, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck (A)
  • Sybille Omlin, Director, École Cantonal d’Art du Valais, Sierre, (CH)
  • Richard Tisserand, Curator, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen (CH)

Scholarships 2015/2016

  • Dr. Nicole Fritz, Director, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg (D)
  • Dr. Gregor Jansen, Director, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (D)
  • Dr. Peter Assmann, Art Historian, Artist, Writer, Wien (A)
  • Dr. Andreas Hapkemeyer, Director, Museion Bozen (I)
  • Katharina Morawek, Artistic Director, Shedhalle Zürich (CH)
  • Richard Tisserand, Curator, Kunstraum Kreuzlingen (CH_2016)

Scholarships 2013/2014

  • Dr. Ulrike Groos, Director, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (D)
  • Johan Holten, Director, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (D)
  • Dr. Beate Ermacora, Director, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (A)
  • Dr. Margit Zuckriegl, Curator Photography, Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg (A)
  • Konrad Bitterli, Deputy Director and Curator, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (CH)
  • Dr. Friedemann Malsch, Director, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz (FL)

Scholarships 2011/2012

  • Gabriele Horn, Director, KW, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (D)
  • Thomas D. Trummer, Project Manager Visual Arts, Siemens Arts Program and Siemens Stiftung, München (D)
  • Dr. Günther Dankl, Director, Moderne Galerie, Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck (A_2011)
  • Beate Ermacora, Director Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (A_2012)
  • Rudolf Sagmeister, Curator Kunsthaus Bregenz
  • Marianne Eigenheer, Artist, Basel (CH)
  • Heike Munder, Director Migros-Museum, Zürich (CH)

Scholarships 2009/2010

  • Veit Görner, Director Kestnergesellschaft Hannover (D)
  • Stefan Kalmár, Artistic Director, Kunstverein München (D)
  • Wolfgang Fetz, Director, Kunstverein Bregenz (A_2009)
  • Dr. Günther Dankl, Director, Modernen Galerie, Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck (A_2010)
  • Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Rektor der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien (A)
  • Giovanni Carmine, Curator, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen (CH)
  • Dorothee Messmer, Curator, Kartause Ittingen, Warth (CH)
Jury

Prof. Dr. Götz Adriani, former Chairman Council of foundation Kunsthalle Tübingen
Dr. Wolfgang Meighörner, former Director of the Tiroler Landesmuseen Innsbruck
Dr. Ursula Zeller, Director of Musée de l’alimentation Vevey
Matthias Lenz, Board of Management ZF Kunststiftung
Regina Michel M.A., Executive Board ZF Kunststiftung