Art Prize of the LVZ

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Art Prize of the LVZ

Anna Haifisch. Chez Schnabel

10/03 — 03/07/2022

Anna Haifisch, The Artist , 2021, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, The Artist , 2021, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, Hünde, 2019, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, Hünde, 2019, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, The Artist - Ode an die Feder 02, 2019, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, The Artist - Ode an die Feder 02, 2019, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, The Artist, 2020, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, The Artist, 2020, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, The Artist - Ode an die Feder, 2019, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, The Artist - Ode an die Feder, 2019, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, Mutter Maria Bibo, 2020, © Künstlerin
Anna Haifisch, Mutter Maria Bibo, 2020, © Künstlerin
Anna Haifisch, Residenz fahrenbühl 02, 2020, Spector Books, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, Residenz fahrenbühl 02, 2020, Spector Books, © Artist

Anna Haifisch, born in Leipzig in 1986, is the 14th winner of the Leipziger Volkszeitung Art Prize. In her impressive comics she deals with the artist's social entanglements. In a drawing style reduced to the essential, Haifisch brings to life androgynous animal-human beings who experience their personal odyssey in the art operating system. In doing so, she succeeds in critically and ironically deconstructing the still romantic and clichéd notions of artistic genius and its dependency structures on the modern art market and the museum exhibition system.

Anna Haifisch studied illustration at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) from 2004 to 2011 and completed her master's degree with Thomas Müller in 2015. Between 2008 and 2010, she worked as a screen printer in New York. In Leipzig, Anna Haifisch co-founded the internationally networked Leipzig Illustration and Comic Festival "The Millionaires Club" in 2013. She was honoured with the Max und Moritz Prize as best German-language comic artist in 2020. Haifisch has participated in numerous exhibitions at home and abroad and regularly publishes in magazines and daily newspapers, including El Pais, Frieze, The Guardian, The New Yorker, FAZ, Süddeutsche Zeitung, VICE, Die Zeit.

The Leipziger Volkszeitung donated the art prize in 1994 on the occasion of its centenary. Since 1995 it has been awarded every two years in cooperation with the MdbK - in 2022 for the 14th time. In addition to the prize money, the LVZ Art Prize includes an exhibition at the MdbK and an accompanying catalogue. It is awarded to young artists who are associated with the Leipzig region. The previous prize winners are: Via Lewandowsky (1995), Neo Rauch (1997), Jörg Herold (1999), Tamara Grcic (2001), Daniel Roth (2003), Matthias Weischer (2005), Claudia Angelmaier (2007), Julius Popp (2009), Jochen Plogsties (2011), Sebastian Nebe (2013), Owen Gump (2015), Benedikt Leonhardt (2017) and Henrike Naumann (2019).

Award ceremony: 09.03.2022, 6 p.m.

You can buy the catalogue accompanying the exhibition from now on at the shop MZIN at MdbK or online.

Anna Haifisch, Hünde, 2019, © Artist
Anna Haifisch, Hünde, 2019, © Artist