Celeste Prize - 7th edition

Celeste Prize 2016 finalist artists announced

Celeste Prize is an annual, contemporary arts prize which awards emerging and mid-career artists from around the world

Celeste Prize 2016 finalist artists announced

Celeste Prize announce the names of this year’s 43 Celeste Prize finalist artists. Celeste Prize is an annual, contemporary arts prize which awards emerging and mid-career artists from around the world for excellence in content, contemporary aesthetics and technique.

A strong team of international jurors, led by Koyo Kouoh, has rigorously reviewed every work submitted from 72 countries and has chosen the following finalist artists.

The final exhibition (15/23 November) and awards (15 November) will take place at Assab-One, Milan, Italy. There will be performances, formal discussions with the curators and a chance to meet everyone involved in the prize this year.

Names of finalist artists

Project Prize
Elaine ByrneWuttin ChansatabootMary-Jane Opie

Painting & Drawing Prize
Marieke Kruger , Heryk Tomassini , Giovanni Bartolozzi , Gianfranco Basso , Veronica de Giovanelli , Erika Fabian , Katarzyna Ferworn-Horawa , Alex Marco , Martin Robert Reed , Emanuele Sartori

Photography & Digital Graphics Prize,
Matthew Humphreys , Judi Altman , Katerina Belkina , Andrea Cimatti , Teri Havens , lumazen , Mary Stuart , Franz Murtas , Caro Williams , Masakazu Yamashiro

Video & Animation Prize,
Younes Baba-Ali , Daniel Nicolae Djamo , Nadia Hotait & Laila Hotait , Eden Auerbach Ofrat , Elena Bellantoni , Maurizio Falcon ,  Shira Klasmer , Mauro Falsini , Borja Rodríguez Alonso , Vicki Thornton

Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize,
Vandy Rattana , Samnang Khvay , Parvaneh Rahimi Silvia Fiorentino Luisa Giannì ,  Jörg Christoph Grünert ,  Jaewon Kim , Andreas Lutz , Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh , Paola Sommaruga ,

Visitors Choice Prize,
On 15 November the public at the awards night votes their favorite work.

The jury:

Chief-curator of Celeste Prize is Koyo Kouoh, director and founder of Raw Material Company an arts centre in Dakar, and curatorial advisor to Documenta 12 (2007) & Documenta 13 (2012), has put together a dream-jury:

– Jörg Bader, director, Centre de la photographie, Geneva

– Eva Barois De Caevel, independent curator, Paris

– Lucrezia Crippitelli, independent curator, Brussels

– Miguel Lopez, independent curator, Vienna & Lima

– Nicola Müllerschön, director, arts and culture foundation KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt

– Aida Muluneh, founder, Addis Foto Fest, Addis Abba

– Tobias Ostrander, chief-curator, Pérez Art Museum, Miami

– Rasha Salti, curator, Toronto International Film Festival, New York & Beirut

– Gloria Sensi, independent curator, Paris

– Gaia Tedone, independent curator, London

– David Teh, director of Future Perfect, Singapore




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