Marlene Dumas Donates Hans Theo Richter Prize Money to Scholarship Program
November 2017

Marlene Dumas has been awarded the 2017 Hans Theo Richter Prize for art by the Saxon Academy of Arts (Sächsische Akademie der Künste) in Dresden. Dumas is the 11th recipient of the annual prize, which was founded by the widow of the artist Hans Theo Richter.

Upon receiving the award on November 23, the artist announced that she would donate the $23,000 prize to a scholarship program at Dresden’s Kupferstich-Kabinett in support of young artists. Read more in Artforum.

Two concurrent  exhibitions and an alterpiece by the artist are on view in Dresden through January 14, 2018. Further details about the exhibitions and a related talk can be found here.


Portrait of Marlene Dumas, 2017 (detail). Photo: Philippe Vogelenzang.

Installation view, Marlene Dumas. Hope and Fear, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 2017 © Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Photo: Herbert Boswank.