ART COLOGNE Award for NEW POSITIONS 2018 goes to Lito Kattou

The Cypriot Lito Kattou, represented by Eleni Koroneou Gallery (Athens), is receiving the ART COLOGNE Award for New Positions 2018. The prize money to the amount of 10,000 Euro endowed by Deutsche Telekom will flow into a solo exhibition in the artothek in Cologne, which is being opened for ART COLOGNE 2019.

In her work, Lito Kattou uses the most varied materials, such as aluminium, steel, textiles and plastic for her sculptures, installations and performances. In the process she concerns herself with space and time, and usually works in series.

The distinguished jury of art experts substantiates its decision as follows:

"With this year's Award for New Positions, a very young artist is being promoted. She convinced the jury with her own pictorial language: a combination of mythological references and the digital world. The sculptural installation at ART COLOGNE abducts one into an irritating, disconcerting, Kafkaesque world consisting of monsters, and creates a field of tension between fiction and reality, surface and three-dimensionality. With her sense for materiality, the artist transforms lasered metal plates with decorative elements of precious stones into whimsical monsters.“

The award ceremony takes place on 21 April 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the context of the 52nd ART COLOGNE.

You can have a look at the work of Paul Spengemann here:


You can find more information about the artists and their works under:


In the past year, Paul Spengemann received the ART COLOGNE Award for NEW POSITIONS. His new solo exhibition "Whoa, Hoo-ah Huh!" opens on 20 April at 8:00 p.m. in the artothek (Space for young art in Cologne).

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ART COLOGNE Award for NEW POSITIONS 2018 goes to Lito Kattou

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