ARTist to ARTist Fund

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PArt Fund

The fund supports artists, artist groups, or art initiatives through the funds it generates. The support is provided immediately after the jury has approved the application, without any deductions or further conditions. The artists who benefit from the fund will also have the opportunity to use the digital infrastructure of the PArt Platform for their own exhibition project. For further information please contact the PArt-Team.

What is the ARTist to ARTist Fund?

The PArt fund is supported by three pillars: the proceeds from the charity auction, a share of the revenue from the galleries benefiting from sales, and by individual donations. 

    The income generated by the fund is distributed in full to visual artists, their art projects or initiatives, or groups of artists who have fallen upon hard times due to the crisis.

    How does the PArt fund work?

    Any artist who is negatively affected by consequences of the crisis in the context of the Corona Pandemic can apply to the platform in order to receive support, either in the form of their participation in an exhibition and/or monetary support from the fund.

    The Jury

    Johann König is considered a pop star among gallery owners. The KÖNIG GALERIE represents about 40 internationally established as well as emerging artists. Its headquarters are located in Berlin, in the former brutalist church of St. Agnes. In 2017 he opened KÖNIG LONDON and in 2019 KÖNIG TOKYO Gallery.
    Bild: Lukas Gansterer

    Johann König


    Georgina Pope grew up in rural Australia and has lived in Berlin since 2011. Georgina is the Curator of Independent Collectors – the largest global guide to private collections of contemporary art, structured as a non-commercial and 100% public platform. Georgina has worked as a Supervisor and Art Mediator at the Boros Collection, Bunker Berlin for the past five years. Finding any pockets of spare time, Georgina pursues her own independent curatorial work.

    Georgina Pope


    Daniel Richter lives and works in Berlin and Vienna. He is considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Since the late 1990s, his paintings have been celebrated in museum exhibitions and he has received numerous prizes and awards for his work. Since 2006 Richter has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

    Daniel Richter


    Leiko Ikemura, born in Japan and lives and works in Berlin and Cologne. From 1991 to 2015 she taught as professor of painting at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), and since 2014 she has held an honoris causa professorship at the Joshibi University of Art and Design, Kanagawa, Japan. Museums and institutions worldwide have dedicated solo exhibitions to her, including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (2011), the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe (2013) and the Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne (2015/2016). In 2019 The National Art Center, Tokyo and the Kunstmuseum Basel in cooperation presented the largest retrospective to date.

    Leiko Ikemura


    Markus Eisenbeis runs the Van Ham auction house founded by his mother in 1959. From 1989 to 1991, he trained as a banker at Sal. Oppenheim in Cologne. From 1991 to 1995, he studied art history, archaeology and business administration in Bonn and London, while gaining experience at Christie’s in London and the Etude Jean-Louis Picard (now PIASA) in Paris.

    Markus Eisenbeis

    Owner Van Ham

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Girst is responsible for the BMW Group’s international cultural commitment. In 2016, he was named “European Cultural Manager of the Year”. The former TAZ cultural correspondent teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the ZHAW Zurich, among others. Recent publications include “The Duchamp Dictionary” (2014), “100 Secrets of the Art World” (2016) and “Alle Zeit der Welt” (2019).

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Girst

    BMW Art Program, BMW

    Florian Illies, born in 1971, loves art and literature with great passion – first during his studies in Bonn and Oxford, then at the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, as co-founder of the art magazine “Monopol” and later as head of the feuilleton of the “Zeit” and as head of literature. He was then head of the Grisebach auction house in Berlin and since autumn 2018 he has been publisher of the Hamburg-based Rowohlt Verlag.

    Florian Illies

    Author, art historian and Publisher, Rowohlt Verlag