Since 2019, Künstlerhof Frohnau e.V. has been awarding the Dieter-Ruckhaberle-Förderpreis together with the Department of Art and History of the Berlin-Reinickendorf District Office. The prize is aimed at artists who work on political and social issues in their artistic work or parallel to their artistic work and find innovative forms for this. The exhibition Neue Mysterien at Museum Reinickendorf will present the two first prize winners of 2019 and 2020: Luiza Prado and Annette Frick.
The works of Luiza Prado and Annette Frick – both Berlin-based artists of different generations – are formally highly diverse: Prado, born in Brazil in 1988, works in multimedia and color-intensive installations with videos, objects and text. Frick, born in Bonn in 1957, has been a photographic chronicler of the queer scene in Germany for decades, working with large-format black-and-white photographs, experimental films, and self-published zines. They are both united by a preoccupation with pressing questions around gender relations and biopolitics, and the possibilities of fighting for and maintaining alternative spaces for thinking and living in the face of the global resurgence of neoliberal and authoritarian ideologies.