Art Basel 2015

Winners of 2015 Swiss Art Awards Announced At Art Basel

Yves Scherer's Mermaid Lagoon, 2015. COURTESY SWISS ART AWARDS

Yves Scherer’s Mermaid Lagoon, 2015.


The recipients of 2015’s Swiss Art Awards were announced yesterday at Art Basel. Artinfo reports that the Swiss Grand Award for Art/Prix Meret Oppenheim went to artists Christoph Büchel and Olivier Mosset, curator Urs Stahel, and architect duo Staufer/Hasler.

The eleven Swiss Art Awards were given to artists Mathis Altmann, Gilles Aubry, Andreas Dobler, Gilles Furtwängler, Julia Geröcs,Tobias Kaspar, Mélodie Mousset, Jessica Pooch, and Yves Scherer; architects Maria Conen and Raoul Sigl of Conen Sigl Architects; and critic Nadine Wietlisbach. In addition to receiving either 25,000 CHF in prize money or a six-month residency in Mexico City, the eleven winners will be featured in a group exhibition running concurrent with Art Basel.

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