“I want the manifestation of my ideas to be life-sized, not only regarding their scale, but also in terms of their relevance to their situation or medium. Then they’re more like the ideas behind something. Art is just a manifestation, a Trojan Horse, for ideas.”
Ceal Floyer born in Pakistan, raised in London now living and working Berlin, is the 2007 winner of the Pries der Nationalgalerie Fur Junge Kunst (Nationalgalerie Prize for Young Art) awarded to
The other shortlisted Artists for the prize were Jeanne Faust, Damián Ortega and Tino Sehgal.
The jury’s decision reflects the diversity of artistic production in Germany, not only with regard to the different nationalities involved, but also in terms of the media and artistic strategies used.
The work of all four artists is currently on display in a joint exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin from 14 September to 4 November 2007.