Emerging Artists – The festival for contemporary arts from Dortmund
16 September – 12 November 2017

Emerging Artists Dortmund has been conceptualised as a biennal for artists from Dortmund in 2015. After its successful start, 2017 is about attracting attention to excellent artists and creative workers from Dortmund as well, to actively interconnect them, to supply them with the necessary tools for development as well as to work professionally and successful.

The ever-growing scene of artists, graphic designers, scenographers and other creative crafts more and more transformed Dortmund into a cultural melting pot. Therefore, not only the graphic design and the scenography, but also the photographic documentation and the communications program were developed in collaboration with students and graduates of the local universities:

Graphic Design
Patrick Kochne und Benedict Graf (graduates communication design, FH DO)

Lena Wesholowski und Simone Wanzke (graduates scenography and communications, FH DO)

Mareile Zimmermann formerly Vaags and Marsha Zeitheim (students art & art science, TU DO)

Communications Program
Students from the seminar „Bildung und Kommunikation“ by PD Dr. Jürgen Stiller at the TU Dortmund

From all applications for an open call, an international jury chose the artists that will exhibit their works at the UZWEI at the Dortmunder U from 16 September until 12 November 2017:

Kathrin Breitenbach
Mahsa Esmaeili
Cornelius Grau
Nico Jarmuth
Steffen Mischke
Ulvis Müller
Matthias Plenkmann
Angelina Rolla
Claudia Schluckebier
Aline Wyrwich

Emerging Artists Dortmund + smARTplaces

For the first time, Emerging Artists Dortmund becomes interconnected on an international level: smARTplaces, a project by the EU at the Dortmunder U asks for new types of contemporary digital culture work. Emerging Artists cooperates with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, NL and the WIELS in Brussels, BE within the frameworks of smARTplaces. The exhibition will also show an artist from the Netherlands.
Partners from the Netherlands and Belgium took part in the online judging already. At the same time, they will add a new building block to the portfolio consultation and the use of social media in the art sector along with an European dimension.

smARTplaces Special Guest: Giuditta Vendrame

Sponsors and Partner

Emerging Artists Dortmund is a cooperation between Kulturbüro Dortmund, Dortmunder Kunstverein and UZWEI – Kulturelle Bildung in the Dortmunder U. Since the beginning, Wilo-Foundation supports the project as a main-sponsor. The rich accompanying program is funded in occasion of IKF /Individual Support for Artists and Creative Minds by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft MKW des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen. Further partners are Unionviertel Kreativ, InWest, Seminar for Art and Science of Art at TU Dortmund and also by unternehmen-online.


Photo 1 v.l.n.r.:
Roland Baege (Photography 2015), Simone Czech (Project Management), Patrick Kochne (Graphic Design 2017), Oriane Durand (Director, Dortmunder Kunstverein), Ulvis Müller (EAD 2017), Nico Jarmuth (EAD 2017), Steffen Mischke (EAD 2017), Jonas Herfurth (Graphic Design 2015), Kathrin Breitenbach (EAD 2017), Fabian Köper (Graphic Design2015), Claudia Schluckebier (EAD 2017), Angelina Rolla (EAD 2017), Evi Hoch (Main Sponsor Wilo-Foundation), Cornelius Grau (EAD 2017), Linda Schröer (Project Management), Mahsa Esmaeili (EAD 2017), Aline Wyrwich (EAD 2017), Matthias Plenkmann (EAD 2017), Lena Wesholowski (Scenography 2017)
Behind the camera: Mareile Zimmermann (Vaags) & Marsha Zeitheim (Photography 2017)



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