The Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim was created in 2001 by the Federal Office of Culture in cooperation with the Federal Art Commission. It honours achievements in the fields of art and architecture as well as curation, research and critique. It is presented to artists and architects, curators and researchers whose work played a key role in enhancing engagement with art and architecture and have fostered cultural dialogue in Switzerland and beyond. Each award carries prize money of CHF 40,000.

Press pack
Press packs about the recipients of the Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim 2019 are available in English, French, German and Italian.

Publication
This year, the Federal Office of Culture published “Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim 2019”, containing portraits of the award winners and interviews conducted by Martin Steinmann (architect, Aarau) with Marcel Meili & Marcus Peter, Petra Köhle and Nicolas Vermot-Petit-Outhenin (artists, Zürich) with Samuel Schellenberg and Tirdad Zolghadr (curator, Berlin) with Shirana Shahbazi.

159 pages, ISBN 978–3-9524712-7-2; German, English, French, Italian; Editor: Gina Bucher, Manuela Schlumpf; Graphic Design: Jalscha Römer & Romy Strasser, Zurich.

Free copies of the publication are available and can be ordered by email swissart@bak.admin.ch