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Vanessa Schindler

Winners of 2017 Swiss Art Awards Announced

The federal office of culture in Switzerland has announced the eleven winners of the Swiss Art Awards and the seventeen winners of the Swiss Design Awards. The awards for art will be presented this evening in the presence of Isabelle Chassot, director of the federal office for culture, while the design awards will be presented tomorrow, Tuesday, June 13, in the presence of federal councilor Alain Berset. The art and design awards—which recognize achievement in the fields of art and architecture, critique, publication, exhibition, products and objects, fashion and textile design, graphic design, photography, and mediation and scenography—each come with a prize of approximately $25,790.

In addition, the winners of the Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim 2017—artist Daniela Keiser, architect Peter Märkli, and art and architecture historian Philip Ursprung—will receive their prizes at the ceremony scheduled today, where the accolades for art, architecture, critique, publishing, and exhibition will be presented. Those receiving the Swiss Grand Award for Design, jewelry designer David Bielander, illustrator Thomas Ott, and graphic designer Jean Widmer, will be given their awards tomorrow.

The works by the winners and the participants in the second round of the two competitions will be on display in the Swiss Art Awards 2017 and Swiss Design Awards 2017 exhibitions, which run in parallel with Art Basel. The winners in each category are as follows:

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

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

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

Photography
Erwan Frotin (born 1978, lives and works in Paris)
Jean-Vincent Simonet (born 1991, lives and works in Lausanne)

Graphic design
Dinamo (Fabian Harb, born 1988, lives and works in Basel)
Robert Huber (born 1982, lives and works in Lausanne)
Johnson / Kingston (Michael Kryenbühl, born 1985, and Ivan Weiss, born 1981, live and work in Lucerne and Bern)
Omnigroup (Luke Archer, born 1988, Leonardo Azzolini, born 1990, Simon Mager, born 1986, and Frederik Mahler-Andersen, born 1989, live and work in Lausanne)
Studio Feixen (Raphael Leutenegger, born 1989, Daniel Peter, born 1983, and Felix Pfäffli, born 1986, live and work in Lucerne and Bern)

Fashion and textile design
Vanessa Schindler (born 1988, lives and works in Vevey and Renens)
Julia Seemann (born 1990 lives and works in Zurich)
Mikael Vilchez (born 1990, lives and works in Geneva)

Products and objects
Michel Charlot (born 1984, lives and works in Porto)
Damian Fopp (born 1988, lives and works in London and Zurich)
Kueng Caputo (Sarah Kueng, born 1981, and Lovis Caputo, born 1979, live and work in Zurich)
Bertille Laguet (born 1988, lives and works in Lausanne)
Sebastian Marbacher (born 1986, lives and works in Zurich)
Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies (Arno Mathies, born 1986, lives and works in Geneva)

Mediation
Depot Basel (Rebekka Kiesewetter, born 1976, lives and works in Basel and Berlin, and Matylda Krzykowski, born 1982, lives and works in Basel and London)

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