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.

Last year, the Federal Office of Culture published “Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim 2018”, containing portraits of the award winners and interviews conducted by Samuel Gross (Head Curator, Istituto Svizzero, Rome) with Sylvie Fleury, Yasmil Raymond (Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York) with Thomas Hirschhorn and Stefano Moor (architect, Lugano) with Luigi Snozzi.

198 pages, ISBN 978-3-9524712-3-4; German, English, French, Italian; Editorial: Manuela Schlumpf; Graphic Design: Vela Arbutina, Zurich.

Free copies of the publication are available and can be ordered by email

Information about the publication “Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim 2019” will be released soon.