Niels Borch Jensen

Niels Borch Jensen’s interest in graphics and printmaking started at an early age. As a trained printmaker, he worked for international print studios in Denmark, USA, and Spain. In 1979,

he opened his own printmaking for copperplate printing in Copenhagen and established himself through competence and uncompromising quality as an internationally sought-after expert. He owns a gallery with focus on fine art prints in Berlin, and give guest lectures on the subject of graphics.


2007– 2016, he was Art Basel selection committee advisor for the sector Editions.


Christiane Feser

Christiane Feser is an artist from Frankfurt am Main. In her works, that moves in the brink between photography and object, she questions the human versus the photographic view. Her works are represented by the galleries Anita Beckers in Frankfurt am Main, Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles, and thr Gitterman Gallery in New York.

She was one of the first artists to be supported by the Paper Residency ! program.

Since 2017, she is also a jury member.


Carolin Leistenschneider

Carolin Leistenschneider is a galerist and partner at Haverkampf Gallery based in Berlin. After studying art history in Oxford, Freiburg, Madrid and Berlin, she began her gallery career in 2004 at Galerie König and Jablonka Galerie in Cologne and Berlin before joining the gallery Contemporary Fine Arts, where she held a directing position from 2010 to 2020.


Since 2017, jury member for the

Paper Residency !


Franziska von Hasselbach

Franziska von Hasselbach is Senior Director at Galerie Sprüth Magers in Berlin.

Already during her art history studies in Cologne, she began her gallery career at Tanja Grunert in

New York in 2000, and joining Sprüth Magers in Cologne in 2001. The opening of the gallery’s new Berlin branch in 2008 led her to Berlin, where she has been heading the gallery

to this day.


Since 2018, jury member for

Paper Residency !


Marie-Catherine Vogt

Marie-Catherine Vogt, M.A. is Sales Director at Galerie Esther Schipper in Berlin. After studying art history in Passau and Barcelona, she worked for several years as Business Getter for Christie’s auction house. From 2008 until 2012, she was Director at Heiner Bastian Fine Art in Berlin, where she curated numerous exhibitions for their exhibition space “Am Kupfergraben“.

From 2012 until 2019, she headed the Berlin branch of the London art gallery BlainSouthern.

She also taught at the University in Passau.

Since 2018, she is a jury member for 

Paper Residency !




Valeria Schulte-Fischedick is currently heading the International Studio Programme at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin. Her latest project there was the curation of the upcoming group exhibition Swimming Pool – Troubled Waters. After finishing her art history studies at Humbold University Berlin, she worked, among others, for the exhibition Louise Bourgeois – Intime Abstraktionen, at Akademie der Künste, Berlin. 2010 until 2013, she was Director at Galerie Opdahl in Berlin. She has published contributions in art journals and exhibition catalogs.

Annette Berr

for d'mage

Director at d’mage, founder and executive manager at d’mage-light, Paper Residency! and the museum Haus des Papiers.
Passionate about art, literature, people. She released numerous books and records and, for decades, toured with different performances all across the country. Recipient of nominations, awards, and scholarships. A turning point led to a re-orientation. Since 2009, she has been running the Fine Art-Print manufacture d’mage and creating impulses all around its cultural network.


Ann-Kristin Nohlen

for Hahnemühle

Ann Kristin Nohlen is Head of Marketing and Communications at the renowned paper manufacturer Hahnemühle. 


After several engagements for known branded-goods companies, the art and design enthusiast marketeer has been working at the Hahnemühle company since 2013.

Wilko van Oostrum

für Canon

Wilko Van Oostrum's life has always been closely linked to photography, and later also to fine art printing. His career began with a successfully completed Bachelor of Professional Photography. Many more stations followed, including at various photography manufacturers, as well as those of all of the associated hardware, forming him into an insider with a keen eye. From analog image material to  worlds of digital images, nothing is alien to him.
Due to his long association with large format printing, there is also no fear of really big size pictures.
"The technology is only the vehicle to create a statement through image."

Gast-Jury der Sponsoren

Guest Jury for the cooperating partners


Kristian Jarmuschek &

Heinrich Carstens

The Directors Kristian Jarmuschek and Heinrich Carstens founded and run the international art fairs POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair and paper positions. Kristian Jarmuschek is a gallery owner and chairman of the Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler e.V. (Association of German Galleries and Art Dealers).

Heinrich Carstens was a gallery owner and director of several internationally renowned galleries (including Galerie

Giti Nourbakhsch and Galerie Barbara Thumm). The paper positions art fairs are characterized by a wide range of artworks by renowned names and artistic newcomers, dedicated to the medium of paper in all its facets and fragility. The art fairs of paper positions take place once a year in Berlin, Basel, Munich and Frankfurt and are market leaders in this segment in the German-speaking countries.


The participation at the upcoming art fair paper positions berlin, August, 19–22, 2021 (i.e. via your representing gallery) is an obligatory requirement for a nomination. All works of contemporary art, physically presented at the art fair and meeting the assessment criteria, will be evaluated by the jury.


There are no age restrictions for the participating artists.


There are no restrictions for place of residence and origin. 

The PAPER ART AWARD will honor artworks with an outstanding, inspiring, and original take on paper as material.

The evaluation will be guided by the following aspects: artistic quality, originality, innovative executive approach, potential, possibilities for artistic growth. The art, and the artwork respectively, is able to give impulses and sharpen our awareness for what motivates us. 

The artworks must comply with at least one of the following criteria:

  • Being sculptural or three-dimensional paper art. 

  • Being artistically transformed or processed paper.

  • Being artistically transformed or artistically processed drawings, paintings, or prints. 

Expressly not included in these criteria are drawings, paintings, or prints as such, NOT transformed or processed in any artistic ways.

With the prize money, the award-winning artworks, and other works by the awarded artists respectively, will be purchased by the paper art museum Haus des Papiers for their future presentation to the public in the museum.