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Prizes

tegenboschvanvreden (NL) with with Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen

NOME (DE) with Goldin+Senneby

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 38 galleries presenting recent productions (2016-2019) by emerging international talents and is an important part of Art Brussels ‘discovery’ profile. Art Brussels wishes to support the younger scene, and has therefore instigated a prize since 2013, which is awarded yearly during the opening day to the gallery that has made the most original and engaging presentation in the fair.

The winners of the 37th edition are NOME (DE) with Goldin+Senneby & tegenboschvanvreden (NL) with with Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen.

The members of the DISCOVERY Jury are:

  • Tessa Giblin| Director, Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist | Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London / Senior Artistic Advisor, The Shed, New York
  • Hélène Vandenberghe | Director, Philippe Vandenberg Foundation, Brussels / Advisor, The Institute for Artists’ Estates, Berlin


The Discovery Prize is supported by Moleskine

Previous winners

  • 2019: NOME (DE) with Goldin+Senneby & tegenboschvanvreden (NL) with with Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen
  • 2018: SMAC Gallery (SA)
    with Georgina Gratrix 
  • 2017: Harlan Levey Projects (BE)  
  • 2016: BWA Warszawa (PL)
  • 2015: La Veronica (IT) & Maskara (IN)
  • 2014: Jousse Entreprise (FR)
  • 2013: D+T Project (BE)

Xavier Hufkens (BE) with Lesley Vance 

SOLO Prize

The SOLO exhibitions present work by established and upcoming artists and are spread throughout the fair. Art Brussels wishes to encourage galleries to make a distinctive statement by presenting one specific project by an individual artist. This allows the visitor 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. The SOLO Prize is supported by Van Den Weghe.

The winner of the 37th edition is Lesley Vance, represented by Xavier Hufkens (BE). 

The members of the SOLO Jury 2019 are:

  • Iwona Blazwick | Director, Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • Chris Dercon | CEO, Rmn-GP, Paris
  • Vanessa Joan Müller | Head of Dramaturgy, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
  • Raf Simons | Collector
  • Monika Szewczyk | Future director, De Appel, Amsterdam

The SOLO Prize is supported by Van Den Weghe

Previous Winners

  • 2019: Lesley Vance
    (Xavier Hufkens, BE)
  • 2018: Nicolas Party
    (Xavier Hufkens, BE) 
  • 2017: Benoît Maire
    (Meessen De Clercq, BE)
  • 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)


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