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Swiss Emerging Artist Prize

Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland is committed to young Swiss contemporary artists with the Swiss Emerging Artist Prize, which aims to support and give visibility to local emerging talents.

This prize, created in 2018, rewards an artist aged 35 or younger who has developed a coherent and original artistic approach in one or more of the following fields: painting, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing and video.

The 15 eligible participants for the Swiss Emerging Artist Prize are proposed by independent curators (see the participants of the 2022 edition below). Coming from German-, French- and Italian-speaking Switzerland, they reflect the cultural diversity of the country and illustrate the reputation of Swiss art schools.

The jury composed of Andrea Bellini (Director of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève), Giovanni Carmine (Director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen), Bettina Steinbrügge (Director of the Mudam Luxembourg), Kabelo Malatsie (Director of the Kunsthalle Bern) and Laurent Issaurat (Head of Art Banking activities of Societe Generale Private Banking), revealed the name of the winner of the 2022 edition during a gala evening organized at the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève: Deborah Joyce Holman.

For this 3rd edition of the Swiss Emerging Artist Prize, we wanted to offer even more visibility to the artists. Thanks to a partnership with the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, an exhibition of recent works by the 5 finalists of the Prize has be shown there. Andrea Bellini, director of the Center, will curate the exhibition. 

Franck Bonin SEAP

Meet the previous winners of the Swiss Emerging Artist Prize