Philip Solms, Tomomi Yamakawa, Juliet Wagner, Claudia Orben, photo: Ian Waelder
Graduate Prize 2021
Nadia Perlov, Jardin Jadore, 2020, Videoinstallation; Lady Bug, 2020, 100 x 100 x 6 cm, Installation view, L’Esprit—Absolventenausstellung 2020, photo: Eike Walkenhorst
Graduate Prize 2020
Annette Hans, Kristin Reiman, Martin Engler, Jakob Brugge, Paula Kommoss, Jenny Nachtigall, Rebekka Seubert and Il-Jin Choi, Städel Garden, 2019
Graduate Prize 2019
Jack Heard, Städelschule, 2018
Graduate Prize 2018
Graduate Prize 2017
Anne Speier, Photo: Diana Pfammatter 2017
30 years of Portikus
Jubilee 200 Years Städelschule, Photo: Wolfgang Günzel, 2017
200 years of the Städelschule
Book Cover, 2017
Helke Bayrle
Anna Goetz and Stuart Middleton, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, 2016
Graduate prize 2016
Filippa Pettersson, Amy Ball, Don´t be a stranger (2015), Image © Camilo Brau
Amy Ball & Filippa Pettersson
Rosa Aiello, SERVING (2015), HD Video, color, sound, 9 minutes 48 seconds, Filmstill; Foto © Camilo Brau
Rosa Aiello & Cooper Jacoby
Building an Image Performance, Italian Cultural Institute New York, 2016
Letizia Calori & Violette Maillard
Luzie Meyer, The Balcony (2017), Filmstill
Luzie Meyer
Philip Solms, Tomomi Yamakawa, Juliet Wagner, Claudia Orben, photo: Ian WaelderPhilip Solms, Tomomi Yamakawa, Juliet Wagner, Claudia Orben, photo: Ian Waelder

Graduate Prize 2021

On the occasion of the graduate exhibition 2021 The Whistle at Schaumainkai 96, Tomomi Yamakawa received the graduate prize of the Städelschule Portikus e.V., endowed with € 2,000.

Tomomi Yamakawa

b. 1993, Japan
class of Hassan Khan, Peter Fischli, Josef Strau

Functionality, “affordance” and signifiers—how people and objects interact in everyday life. That interest comes from Yamakawa’s background studying information design. Her older works are a documentation of discovering the hidden functionality in daily life. This starting point brought her to the problem of documentary and fiction, realistic and artificial. She thinks feelings of significance are special, and thinks the little gap or the oddness made by an alternative method is beautiful. For her recent solo show in 2021 in Denmark she presented Tomomi's group show. She uses different media and materials

Jury

Christina Lehnert (Curator Portikus), Sarah Gilder (Sammlung Pohl), Dr. Ana Pohl (Sammlung Pohl), Prof. Yasmil Raymond (Rector Städelschule, Director Portikus), Monika Szewczyk (Direktorin De Appel), Juliet Wagner (Städelschule Portikus e.V.)


With support from Städelschule Portikus e.V.