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Swiss Emerging Artist Prize

The jury composed of Daniel Baumann, Andrea Bellini, Suzanne CotterAurélie Deplus and Fanni Fetzer, awarded the title of winner of the Swiss Emerging Artist Prize 2020 to Lorenza Longhi"We were particularly impressed by the rigor and clarity of her artistic practice, the complex cultural referencing, as well as her unique approach to space and architecture. Lorenza Longhi displays an originality and maturity of practice that we believe holds very exciting promise for the future" said the jury members.

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 2020 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.

 

Meet Hannah Weinberger, winner of the 2018 Swiss Emerging Artist Prize

Through the use of music and sound performance, Hannah Weinberger creates audio and visual atmospheres. By integrating these compositions into videos or sculptural elements, she creates unique environments. Furthermore, she invites the viewer to take part in immersive and participative experiences.

Elena Filipovic, Director of the Kunsthalle Basel and member of the jury, commented: “We were thrilled to be able to agree on the exceptional merit of Hannah Weinberger, an artist who has articulated a clear aesthetic vocabulary and a maturity beyond her years, for this first Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland art prize.”