Hiwa K receives Documenta's 2016 Arnold Bode Prize

The Bell, 2014/2015, war waste metal, wood. Courtesy the artist and KOW, Berlin

Hiwa K has been announced as the recipient of the 2016 Arnold Bode Prize awarded annually by the Documenta Foundation in Kassel. He will be presented with the prize at Kasseler Kunstverein on 3 November 2016.

Iraq-born and Berlin-based, Hiwa K creates video installations, sculptures and performances that question and critique art education, the professionalisation of art practice, as well as the myth of the individual artist. He was involved in various collective exhibitions such as La Triennale in Paris and the “Edgware Road Project” at the Serpentine Gallery in London. His “Chicago Boys” project is continuously hosted by international institutions. Hiwa K participated in Manifesta 7 and the Venice Biennale 2015. In 2017 he will participate in documenta 14.

27 June 2016.