Baloise Art Prize 2016 announces winners

Sara Cwynar, Soft Film, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist Mary Reid Kelley, This is Offal, 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist

The Baloise Group has announced the winners of the 2016 Baloise Art Prize: Sara Cwynar (Canada) for Soft Film, a video essay and Mary Reid Kelley (US) for her film This is Offal (both works 2016). The two artists were selected by a jury which consisted of Marie-Noëlle Farcy, MUDAM, Luxembourg; Sabine Schaschl, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; Peter Gorschlüter, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt a.M.; Dr. Yilmaz Dziewior, Museum Ludwig, Cologne and Martin Schwander, Baloise, chairman of the jury. 

An award of £22,000 will be presented at the Statements sector of Art Basel. In addition to the prize money, a selection of works by Cwynar and Kelley will be purchased by Baloise and donated to MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt a.M. and MUDAM, Luxembourg.

14 June 2016