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, 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 2019 are available in German, French, Italian, and English.

In 2019, the Federal Office of Culture published the publication “Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim 2019”, containing portraits and interviews of the award winners 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