Crystal Wu reports in ArtAsiaPacific that the Dutch-Filipino artist Martha Atienza and American artist Sam Pulitzer have been announced as the winners of the nineteenth Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel. The prize, annually awarded to two artists, is sponsored by the European financial services provider Baloise Group, with each artist receiving approximately $30,800. Works by the winners are also acquired by The Baloise Group and donated to two European museums, which this year are the Nationalgalerie–Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art in Luxembourg.
The prize was presented at the Statements sector of Art Basel by a jury of international experts, including MUDAM curator and head of collection Marie-Noëlle Farcy, Kunsthalle Zurich director Daniel Baumann, Nationalgalerie–Staatliche Museen zu Berlin curator Sven Beckstette, Zak Group creative director Zak Kyes, and Baloise’s fine art advisor Martin Schwander. Mary Reid Kelley and Sara Cwynar won the prize last year.