+++ Applications for paper positions berlin open until 29 January 2023 +++

From 27 – 30 April 2023, during the Berlin Gallery Weekend, paper positions berlin will present for the seventh time up to 50 international galleries with their outstanding positions from contemporary and modern art with a focus on drawing and the material paper.

Applications (for galleries only!) are open until 29 January 2023. For more information and the application form please write us a mail to

paper positions berlin wants this genre to be focused on at the Deutsche Telekom Hauptstadtrepraesentanz, centrally located at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin-Mitte, during the Berlin Gallery Weekend. The galleries and their artists are given a presentation opportunity, which is dedicated to the subject of drawing and the medium of paper with all its specific features, its fragility and its enormous versatility. In the spirit of its fair concept, which refrains from classic booths and is completely tailor-made for the most sensitive exhibits, paper positions berlin deliberately focuses on a salon-like situation. The limited number of exhibitors also underlines the character of a large theme-based exhibition. The spatial design offers an open overview as well as the possibility to directly approach individual artistic works and to perceive them in a mutual dialogue.

The LEUE & NILL Award is presented annually for the best gallery presentation at paper positions berlin. The prize is awarded for the special curatorial approach to the artistic content on display. In 2022, the prize was awarded to Galerie FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph from Berlin.

The PAPER ART AWARD is donated and sponsored by Canon, d’mage, and Hahnemuehle and has been awarded in cooperation with paper positions berlin since 2021. The prize is awarded to artists who work with the material paper in an outstanding, stimulating and independent way. The award, worth a total of 36,000 euros, is used for purchases for the paper art museum “Haus des Papiers” in Berlin.

Since 2019 paper positions berlin, together with RKA Rechtsanwälte Hamburg/Berlin, presents the paper positions award. The award, which is given exclusively to female artists, honors an outstanding contemporary position on drawing and the medium of paper and includes a special presentation the following year. Previous winners have been Hell Gette (2019), Iris Schomaker (2020), and Nora Schattauer (2021). The winner of the 2022 award is Maija Kurseva.

paper positions berlin

27 – 30 April 2023
Deutsche Telekom Hauptstadtrepraesentanz
Franzoesische Strasse 33 a-c
10117 Berlin