The Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim was created in 2001 by the Federal Office of Culture and the Federal Art Commission. It honours achievements in the fields of art, architecture and critique/publishing/exhibition. 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 kit
Press kits about the recipients of the Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim 2021 are available in German, French, Italian, and English.

The Federal Office of Culture is publishing the “Prix Meret Oppenheim 2021” featuring portraits of and interviews with the awardees. Victoria Easton (architect, Christ & Gantenbein, Basel) conducts the interview with Georges Descombes; San Keller (artist, Zurich) interviews Esther Eppstein; and Julie Enckell Julliard (Head of Cultural Development at HEAD, Geneva) talks to Vivian Suter.

ISBN 978-3-9525152-7-3
In German, English and French
Edited by Gina Bucher
Graphic design : Adeline Mollard
Photography : Flavio Karrer, Douglas Mandry, Karla Voleau

The publication will be distributed with Kunstbulletin 7/8.2021 and it can be ordered free of charge at