20 Jahre dHCS-Stipendium

Upcoming Exhibition

20 Jahre dHCS-Stipendium
Annabelle Agbo Godeau, Johannes Bendzulla, Marion Benoit, Robert Brambora, Catherina Cramer & Giulietta Ockenfuß, Moritz Fiedler, Fabian Friese, Nicholas Grafia, Viktor Jeraj & Ulfur Loga, Jungwoon Kim, Wanda Koller, Konstitutiv der Möglichkeiten, Moritz Krauth, Fabian Kuntzsch, Harkeerat Mangat, Mira Mann, Katerina Matsagkos, Anna-Lena Meisenberg, Simon Mielke, Mena Moskopf, Felix Reinecker, Jihye Rhii, Jan-Luka Schmitz, Berit Schneidereit, Sophie Isabel Urban, Anna Vogel, Noemi Weber, Philip Wiehagen, Tristan Wilczek


Opening: Friday, December 8, 2023, 6–10 pm

This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the dHCS Grant. On this occasion, we are presenting a group exhibition with new and existing works by artists whom, following the exhibition marking the 10-year anniversary (Von Wanderern, Wilderern und Dilettanten: 10 Jahre dHCS-Stipendium (2013)), were all subsequently awarded the dHCS Grant. The exhibition presents the work of the fellows and brings together different artistic discourses, perspectives, and concerns. Many of the exhibited artists have significantly influenced and enriched Düsseldorf’s younger art scene in recent years.

Since 2003, the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf and de Haen-Carstanjen & Söhne have been awarding biyearly studio grants to graduates of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Last year, the dCHS studios were relocated to the former studio and residence of Ewald Mataré (1887–1965), located in Meerbusch-Büderich. This gives the scholarship a more collective character, with artists not only using individual studios but sharing a whole building, which includes a garden, a living room, and a communal kitchen. We want to warmly thank the donor Theo Siegert, for his generous support of the scholarship over the last 20+ years and his remarkable engagement with young artists.

During the exhibition, regular tours will be held with exhibiting artists, the Kunstverein team, and Dietmar Lutz, artistic director of the Mataré-Haus, in which we will discuss selected works and artistic approaches. The dates for these will be published soon on our website. On February 20, 2024 at 6:30 pm, we also warmly invite visitors to a talk by the former Museum Kurhaus Kleve director and Mataré expert Guido de Werd, who will speak about the Mataré-Haus’s eventful history.

The exhibition is accompanied by the book House of Mataré. Published by the Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, it presents current and former fellows and their works, alongside contributions by Guido de Werd, Rita Kersting, Pauline Schröer, and Sophie von Hellermann on the history and present of the Mataré-Haus.

Curated by Kathrin Bentele in collaboration with Dietmar Lutz.

The exhibition is part of the “250 Jahre Kunstakademie Düsseldorf” program.

The exhibition is generously funded by de Haen-Carstanjen & Söhne. The publication is funded by the Stadt Meerbusch. The Kunstverein is supported by an ongoing partnership with the Stadtwerke Düsseldorf as well as the Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf.