Winner of the KAIROS Prize 2009: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antwerpen
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a dancer and choreographer. He translates fundamental questions about our existence into fascinating dance performances and integrates techniques from all cultures to constantly expand upon his vocabulary of forms.
Winner of the KAIROS Prize 2008: Timea Junghaus, Budapest
Timea Junghaus is a curator and cultural activist, and the first Roma art historian in Hungary. She advocates for the recognition of Roma art and for the cultural rights of minorities. In 2007 she curated the first Roma Pavilion „Paradise Lost“ at the 52. Venice Bienale. She was awarded for her great personal commitment in finding ways to promote the contemporary Fine Arts of the European Roma beyond existing stereotypes. She also managed to raise public awareness of the Roma’s contribution to cultural diversity in Europe.
Winner of the KAIROS Prize 2007: Albrecht Dumling, Berlin
Albrecht Dumling was honoured for his contributions as a musicologist and mediator of music to the rediscovery of composers and musicians who were persecuted under the Nazi regime, and for his contributions to reintroducing their works to musical performance. As organizer of exhibitions, journalist, adviser and long-standing chairman of the society “musica reanimata” he has directed the attention of the concert scene to unjustly forgotten artists.