The Swiss Art Competition, held annually since 1899, is the world’s oldest art award. The accompanying Swiss Art Awards exhibition, which is organised by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, offers an insight into current art and architecture in Switzerland and is a valuable reference for art professionals and art lovers.

The jury of the Swiss Art Awards consists of seven members of the Federal Art Commission, selected by the Federal Council, as well as five invited experts. The members of the jury are Raffael Dörig, Laura Arici, Valentin Carron, Victoria Easton, Julie Enckell-Julliard, San Keller, and Anne Julie-Raccoursier. The invited experts for visual arts are Lucie Kolb (2020-21), Uriel Orlow (2019-20) and Una Szeemann (2020-21); for architecture they are Jeannette Kuo (2020-21) and Tanya Zein (2019-20).

General Information
Exhibition 14-20 September 2020
Halle 3, Messe Basel
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Press kits of the 2019 edition are available in DE, EN, FR and IT