June 12, 2017 - Swiss Art Awards - Swiss Art Awards 2017
June 12, 2017

Swiss Art Awards

Swiss Art Awards 2017. Billboard entrance: Hall 3, Messe Basel. Photomontage: Conen Sigl Architekten.

Swiss Art Awards 2017
June 12, 2017, 7pm

Swiss Art Awards
Messe Basel
Hall 3
4058 Basel
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–7pm


Swiss Art Awards exhibition: June 13–18 
Hours: Tuesday—Saturday, 10am—7pm; Sunday 10am—6pm 
Free admission


The Swiss Art Awards are part of Switzerland's oldest and most renowned art competition established in 1899: the Schweizer Kunstwettbewerb (Swiss Art Competition). Organised annually by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC), the Swiss Art Awards exhibition offers insight into the current world of art and architecture in Switzerland, and acts as a valuable index for art professionals and art lovers alike. Each of the awards carries a 25,000 CHF prize.

Award ceremony and exhibition running in parallel with Art Basel
The works of the laureates and of all shortlisted participants of the Swiss Art Competition are on view in the Swiss Art Awards 2017 exhibition, conceived by Léa Fluck (FOC). Designed by Conen Sigl Architekten, the exhibition space opens tonight, June 12 at 7pm, and will mark the beginning of a dense art week in Basel.

Swiss Art Awards 2017 laureates

Delphine Chapuis Schmitz (1979, lives and works in Zurich)
Jean-Charles de Quillacq (1979, lives and works in Zurich)
Cédric Eisenring (1983, lives and works in Zurich)
Anne Hildbrand (1985, lives and works in Lausanne)
Florence Jung (1986, lives and works in Biel/Bienne)
Miriam Laura Leonardi (1985, lives and works in Zurich)
Tobias Madison (1985, lives and works in New York City)
Manon Wertenbroek (1991, lives and works in Lausanne and Paris)
Micha Zweifel (1987, lives and works in Rotterdam)

Rodet & Truwant (Dries Rodet, 1982, and Charlotte Truwant, 1980, live and work in Basel)

Critique, publishing, exhibition
Egija Inzule (1986, lives and works in Basel)


The jury for the Swiss Art Awards is chaired by Giovanni Carmine (curator, Zurich). Its members are Laura Arici (art historian, Zurich), Valentin Carron (artist, Fully), Victoria Easton (architect, Basel), Julie Enckell Julliard (curator, Lausanne), Anne-Julie Raccoursier (artist, Lausanne) und Anselm Stalder (artist, Basel). This year’s advisory experts are Aldo Nolli and Anne Marie Wagner (architecture), as well as Francis Baudevin, Alexandra Blättler and Edit Oderbolz (visual arts).

Journal & publication
Portraits of and interviews with the participants as well as further information about the awards and exhibition are published in the accompanying online journal swissartawards.ch. The Swiss Art Awards 2017 publication, designed by Zurich based Huber/Sterzinger and scheduled to launch at the end of the year, will present the laureates’ works and elaborate on this year’s main theme "promotion" with essays, statements and interviews.

For press enquiries please contact: media [​at​] swissartawards.ch

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