„The art of drawing is making an unstoppable comeback. From sculptors to performance artists, every contemporary creator seems to want to draw – again. The Faber-Castell prize made and makes a true difference: it shows and tells what is important to draw upon and what not, and not only as far as the art of drawing is concerned.“

Chris Dercon, Direktor Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London
Nominator 2012

Winner 2015
Anastasia Ax

The Faber-Castell International Drawing Award

In July 2015 the Faber-Castell International Drawing Award will be presented for the second time at the Neues Museum in Nuremberg. The launch of the cooperation between the Neues Museum in Nuremberg and Faber-Castell in 2012 created an exciting new initiative for the promotion and exhibition of internationally acclaimed contemporary art. The two partners share a strong commitment to the promotion of visual art and design, and this forms the basis of their joint initiative. The Neues Museum in Nuremberg is responsible for overseeing the selection process for the Faber-Castell International Drawing Award and organising the accompanying exhibition.


Opening and prize-giving ceremony on 16 July 2015
Duration (inclusive accompanying programme in German languageJuly 17 - October 11, 2015

The nominated Artists