Berlin is the global place to be in contemporary arts. Extreme conditions call for extreme actions. X-treme Women Art Prize Berlin is initiated to support women in arts. It is organised by curator Dr. phil. Lily Fürstenow and the artist Martina Singer – winners of the scholarship of the Deutscher Künstlerbund /Bundesprogramm Neustart Kultur, who contributed in 2021 part of their respective scholarships to allocate the prize money for the winners. This year it is the 2nd edition of the Women Art Prize, aiming to research and support the artistic practice of Berlin women artists in the times of war, economic instabilities, gender gap and post-pandemic condition.
Participation in the competition is free of charge. All formats are welcome. Eligible are Berlin based women artists (who live and work in Berlin), regardless of age, nationality or country of origin.
Our idea is to increase the visibility of women artists, who are severely underrepresented, due to the budgetary cuts in the Berlin arts sector, insufficiencies of adequate spaces focusing on showing contemporary women artists, intransparencies in the mechanisms of operation of Berlin art institutions responsible for the artistic programs and exhibition plannings.
1st Prize - 600 EUR
2nd Prize - 250 EUR
3rd Prize - 150 EUR
The winners will be exhibited at the public spaces of the Volkssolidarität offices in Berlin-Mitte and online on www.e-mergingartists.art
For participation, please send 5-10 images of your work in Jpeg Format ( not more than 1200 pix). Indicate info to your works - Title, Year, Medium, Technique and Size; for VR, AI formats, videos or documentations of performances - only the respective links to the works (important, please provide, if necessary, the access passwords for viewing the works)
max. 500 words describing your work; Max. 1 page biography
Please send all the required data to the following address: and to Incomplete submissions won't be accepted for the competition. Application deadline: 12.9.2022.
All submitted works will be exhibited online for the duration of one month for the sake of transparency on www.e-mergingartists.art If you don't wish your work to be put online, please, let us know when applying. The prize money for the X-treme Women Art Prize Berlin is donated by the Sammlung Schirm.
Dr. Eckhard Fürlus / UdK Berlin
Cathrin Mamoudou /Volkssolidarität Berlin/ Alina Nosow
Paula Carralero Bierzynska
The winners of X-treme 2021 were:
1. Pauline Stopp
2. Alina Nosow
3. Sarah Degenhardt