International Folkwang Prize

Since 2010, Folkwang-Museumsverein e.V. has honoured with the International Folkwang Prize, worth 25,000 euros, persons and institutions that in the spirit of the museum’s founder Karl Ernst Osthaus (1874 – 1921) have performed great services in promoting art and making it accessible to a wide public.

The previous prize winners are:

2017 Okwui Enwezor, Direktor Haus der Kunst, München

2015 Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator, critic and art historian

2013 Reinhold Würth, patron of the arts and entrepreneur

2010 Neil MacGregor, director of the Humboldtforum in Berlin, formerly director of the British Museum, London

F.l.t.r. Dr. Ulrich Wilmes (Chief Curator Haus der Kunst), Thomas Kufen (Lord Mayor of the City of Essen), Dr. Tobia Bezzola (Director Museum Folkwang until December 31, 2017), Okwui Enwezor (winner of the Folkwang Prize 2017), Maureen Enwezor (sister of the prizewinner), Sir David Adjaye OBE (laudatory speaker), Dr. Ulrich Blank (Chairman Folkwang-Museumsverein)

F.l.t.r. Dr. Tobia Bezzola (Director Museum Folkwang until 2017), Hans Ulrich Obrist (winner of the Folkwang Prize 2015), Tino Sehgal (laudatory speaker), Dr. Ulrich Blank (Chairman Folkwang-Museumsverein)

F.l.t.r. Martin Roth (laudatory speaker), Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhold Würth (winner of the Folkwang Prize 2013), Dr. Achim Middelschulte (Chairman Folkwang-Museumsverein until 2015), Dr. Tobia Bezzola (Director Museum Folkwang until 2017)

F.l.t.r. Dr. Hartwig Fischer (Director Museum Folkwang until 2012), Neil MacGregor (winner of the Folkwang Prize 2010), Dr. Achim Middelschulte (Chairman Folkwang-Museumsverein until 2015)