Prizes

DISCOVERY Prize

The DISCOVERY prize is awarded every year to the gallery with the best presentation in the DISCOVERY section. The DISCOVERY section contains about 30 galleries presenting younger-generation artists and is an important part of Art Brussels ‘discovery’ profile. Art Brussels wishes to encourage the work of these galleries, which support emerging artists, and has therefore instigated a prize since 2013, which is awarded each year to the gallery that has made the most original and engaging presentation in the fair. This year's jury members are:

  • Frédéric de Goldschmidt | Collector
  • Dimitri Jeurissen | Collector & founding partner Base Design
  • Nicolas Lewis | Founder and editor-in-chief The Word Magazine
  • Matteo Lucchetti | Curator BAK (Utrecht)
  • Philippe Van Cauteren | Artistic Director S.M.A.K. (Ghent)

DISCOVERY Prize supported by Moleskine

Previous winners

  • 2016: BWA Warszawa (PL)
  • 2015: La Veronica (IT) & Maskara (IN)
  • 2014: Jousse Entreprise (FR)
  • 2013: D+T Project (BE)

SOLO Prize

The SOLO exhibitions present work by established and upcoming artists and are spread throughout the fair. Galleries have the opportunity to make a distinctive statement by presenting one specific project by an individual artist. This gives the visitor the opportunity to discover the work of an artist at greater depth.

The SOLO proposals are pre-selected by the International Selection Committee. The best SOLO artist in the fair is rewarded with the SOLO Prize of 10.000 euros. The winning solo is selected by a jury of professionals.

  • Aaron Cezar | Director Delfina Foundation (London)
  • Abaseh Mirvali | Independent project, producer and curator
  • Tanguy Van Quickenborne | Collector
  • Bruno & Gael van Lierde | Collectors
  • Eva Wittocx | Senior curator M-Museum (Leuven)

SOLO Prize supported by

Previous Winners

  • 2016: Noémie Goudal
    (Les filles du calvaire, FR)
    & Ester Fleckner (Avlskarl, DK)
  • 2015: Honoré d'O
    (Kristof De Clercq, BE)
    & Germaine Kruip
    (Sofie Van De Velde, BE)
  • 2014: Catharine Ahearn
    (Office Baroque, BE)
  • 2013: David Brognon/Stéphanie Rollin
    (Albert Baronian, BE)
  • 2012: Matt Connors
    (Cherry and Martin, USA)
  • 2011: Hannes Vanseveren
    (Hoet Bekaert, BE)
  • 2010: Fabrice Samyn
    (Meessen-de Clercq, BE)
  • 2009: Conrad Shawcross
    (Tucci Russo, IT)
  • 2008: Koen van den Broek
    (Figge Von Rosen, DE)