The Murmur of the Cosmos.
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2023

Award Ceremony and Exhibition Opening

Sandra Vásquez de la Horra is the recipient of the 2023 Käthe Kollwitz Prize. The artist’s work focuses on the conflicts that are of current concern to people around the world, combining archetypes derived from our collective consciousness, taboos, questions of gender and sexuality, intercultural reflections and interrogations of spiritual practice.

Born in 1967 in Viña Del Mar in Chile, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra studied visual communication in her home town before going on to study fine arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, under the tutelage first of Jannis Kounellis and later of Rosemarie Trockel. She continued her education at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where she focused on photography, film and new media. She relocated to Germany in 1995. Her work featured at the 59th Biennale di Venezia in 2022.

In conjunction with the award ceremony, the Akademie der Künste is showing a selection of her works in an exhibition (19 Jun – 25 Aug). Over 60 drawings, photographs and objects can be seen in a site-specific installation.

Award ceremony and exhibition opening with Magdalena Atria Barros, Katharina Koselleck, Ulrike Grossarth, Jenny Graser and award winner Sandra Vásquez de la Horra.
Welcome: Manos Tsangaris (Akademie President)

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2024

7 pm



With Magdalena Atria Barros, Jenny Graser, Ulrike Grossarth, Katharina Koselleck and Sandra Vásquez de la Horra

Welcome: Manos Tsangaris

Free admission

19 Jun – 25 Aug
Hanseatenweg, Hall 1