Since 1980 the sponsorship programme of "NEW POSITIONS" at ART COLOGNE provides young artists with the possibility to present their works in a 25 square metre area attached to the stands of their galleries. Financial support is provided by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (German association of galleries and art dealers) and the Koelnmesse.

For ART COLOGNE 2019 (11-14 April), a jury of experts composed of Susanne Titz, Director Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Stefan Kobel, Art market critic and -journalist, Berlin, Bogomir Ecker, Artist, Dusseldorf, Andreas Schleicher-Lange, Sprüth Magers, Berlin und Thomas Weber, Galerie Boisserée, Cologne, selected 14 young artistic positions.

Yann Annicchiarico (Nosbaum Reding)

Nadja Bournonville (Jochen Hempel)

Joëlle Dubois (Thomas Rehbein)

Tobias Hoffknecht (Crone Wien)

Paul Hutchinson (Sabine Knust)

Thilo Jenssen (Christine König Galerie)

Felix Kiessling (Levy Galerie)

Lone Haugaard (Nagel Draxler)

Linda Matalon (Kadel Willborn)

Márton Nemes (Erika Deák)

Laura Schawelka (Filiale)

Ulrike Theusner (Eigen + Art)

Fiona Valentine Thomann (Priska Pasquer)

Eleanor Wright (Petra Rinck)