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Jutta Cuny-Franz Award 2021

On 11th November 2020, the jury of the Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation has chosen this year's award winners from 283 applications from 47 countries.
The Jutta Cuny-Franz Award 2021 endowed with 10.000 € is granted to Anna Lehner (USA, b. 1992) for her work BRITTLE BOUNDARIES.
The two sponsorship awards, each endowed with € 1,500, go to Isaac Chong Wai (Hong Kong, *1990) for MISSING SPACE and Hikari Sasaki (Japan, *1991) for KITOKITO (when and when). This year's five non-endowed honorary degrees went to Elmira Abolhassani (Iran, b. 1989), Juli Bolaños-Durman (Costa Rica, b. 1984), Erin Dickson (United Kingdom, b. 1987), Carmen Schaich (Germany, b. 1987) and Ayano Yoshizumi (Japan, b. 1991).
The award ceremony will take place online in spring 2021 due to Covid 19 restrictions, unfortunately the special exhibition of the winners has to be cancelled.

Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation
Ehrenhof 4–5
40479 Düsseldorf


Prof. Dr. Christoph Brockhaus, former director, Lehmbruck Museum
Prof. Mischa Kuball, artist and professor, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Dr. Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, director Glasmuseum Hentrich
Dr. Helmut Ricke, former director Glasmuseum Hentrich
Hon. Prof. RA Dr. Elisabeth Scheuba, attorney
Prof. Dr. Ulli Seegers, professor, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf


The online award ceremony has been scheduled for May 1, 2021, further information will be made accessible on


Anna Lehner “Brittle Boundaries”, Wisconsin 2019, glass, micro-PC, solenoid valve USGS-earthquake warning system, 10 × 182,88 × 853,44 cm, Photo: Jim Butch