Prizes & juries

DISCOVERY Prize

The DISCOVERY prize is awarded each year to the gallery with the best presentation in the DISCOVERY section. The DISCOVERY section includes 41 galleries presenting recent productions (in this case, 2017-2022) by emerging international talents. It is an important part of the Art Brussels ‘discovery’ profile. Art Brussels wishes to support the younger scene, and launched this prize in 2013, which is awarded annually on the opening day to the gallery that has made the most original and engaging presentation at the fair.

The selection is made by a professional jury:
– Katerina Gregos, Artistic Director, National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece;
– Antony Hudek, Director, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD), Deurle, Belgium;
– Martha Kirszenbaum, Independent Curator and Writer.

The DISCOVERY Prize is supported by Moleskine

DISCOVERY Prize winners

House of Chappaz (ES)  & Joey Ramone (NL) with Momu & No Es

NOME (DE) with Goldin+Senneby & tegenboschvanvreden (NL) with Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen

SMAC Gallery (SA) with Georgina Gratrix

 Harlan Levey Projects (BE)

BWA Warszawa (PL)

La Veronica (IT) & Maskara (IN)

Jousse Entreprise (FR)

D+T Project (BE)

SOLO Prize

The SOLO exhibitions present work by established and upcoming artists and are dispersed throughout the fair. Art Brussels wishes to encourage galleries to make distinctive statements by presenting one specific projects by individual artists. This allows visitors to discover the work of an artist in greater depth.

The SOLO proposals are pre-selected by the International Selection Committee.
The best SOLO artist at the fair is rewarded with the SOLO Prize, including a cash award of €10.000.
The selection is made by a professional jury:
– Diana Campbell, Artistic Director Samdani Art Foundation, Chief Curator Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh;
– Dj Hellerman, Curator SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah Georgia (US).
– Kasia Redzisz, Artistic Director, KANAL- Centre Pompidou, Brussels, Belgium.

The SOLO Prize is supported by Hiscox

SOLO Prize winners

Seyni Awa Camara (Baronian, BE)

Lesley Vance (Xavier Hufkens, BE)

Nicolas Party (Xavier Hufkens, BE)

Benoît Maire (Meessen De Clercq, BE)

Noémie Goudal (Les filles du calvaire, FR) & Ester Fleckner (Avlskarl, DK)

Honoré d’O (Kristof De Clercq, BE) & Germaine Kruip
(Sofie Van De Velde, BE)

Catharine Ahearn (Office Baroque, BE) 

David Brognon/Stéphanie Rollin (Albert Baronian, BE)

Matt Connors (Cherry and Martin, USA)

Hannes Vanseveren (Hoet Bekaert, BE)

Fabrice Samyn (Meessen-de Clercq, BE)

Conrad Shawcross (Tucci Russo, IT)

Koen van den Broek (Figge Von Rosen, DE)

Learn more about our DISCOVERY Prize Jury

Katerina Gregos

KATERINA GREGOS

Katerina Gregos is a curator, writer and educator and is currently artistic director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art (ΕΜΣΤ), Athens. She has curated numerous international exhibitions and biennials including Manifesta, and the Riga, Göteborg and E V+A  biennials, among others. She has also curated three national pavilions at the Venice Biennale (Denmark, Belgium, Croatia). She divides her time between Athens and Brussels.

Anthony Hudek

ANTHONY HUDEK

Antony Hudek is the director of museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD) in Deurle. Hudek is the former director of the art space Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp and was until now the Director of Curatorial Studies – a collaborative post-Master’s programme that is shared between the KASK-School of Arts in Ghent, S.M.A.K., and the University of Ghent. He has previously worked as a curator in museums such as Tate Liverpool and M HKA (Antwerp), and at the Raven Row Gallery in London. In addition to his experience as a publisher, curator and researcher, Hudek also holds a doctorate in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.

Martha Kirzbaum © Mohamed Bourouissa

MARTHA KIRSZENBAUM

Martha Kirszenbaum is an independent curator and writer based in Paris and Los Angeles. She graduated with a double Master’s degree from Sciences Po in Paris and Columbia University in New York. Kirszenbaum was the Curator of the French Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale, represented by Laure Prouvost. Previously, she was the founding Director and Curator of Fahrenheit in Los Angeles. She has held positions at prestigious institutions such as MoMA, New Museum, Belvedere Museum / 21er Haus and Kunsthalle Mulhouse, and has organized exhibitions, film and performance public programs at Tate Modern, Palais de Tokyo, Kistefos Museum or Beirut Art Center among others. Kirszenbaum sits on the Board of Directors of Tselinny Art Center in Almaty and on the Editorial Board of CURA. She has contributed to numerous publications and books, and taught seminars internationally, including at UCLA, Paris Sorbonne and Malmö Art Academy.

Martha Kirzbaum © Mohamed Bourouissa

Learn more about our SOLO Prize Jury

Diana Campbell Betancourt

DIANA CAMPBELL

Diana Campbell is a Princeton educated American curator who has been working in South and Southeast Asia since 2010, primarily in India, Bangladesh, and the Philippines. She is committed to fostering a transnational art world, and her plural and long-range vision addresses the concerns of underrepresented regions and artists alongside the more established in manifold forums.

Since 2013, she has served as the Founding Artistic Director of Dhaka-based Samdani Art Foundation, Bangladesh and Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit, leading the critically acclaimed 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 editions. Campbell Betancourt has developed the Dhaka Art Summit into a leading research and exhibitions platform for art from South Asia, bringing together artists, architects, curators, and writers from across South Asia through a largely commission based model where new work and exhibitions are born in Bangladesh, also adding a scholarly element to the platform with a think tank connecting modern art histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia in collaboration with the Getty Foundation, Cornell University Center for Comparative Modernities, the Asia Art Archive, and the Samdani Art Foundation. In addition to her exhibitions making practice, Campbell Betancourt is responsible for developing the Samdani Art Foundation collection and drives its international collaborations ahead of opening the foundation’s permanent home, Srihatta, the Samdani Art Centre and Sculpture Park in Sylhet.

Concurrent to her work in Bangladesh from 2016-2018, Campbell Betancourt was also the Founding Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects in the Philippines, a non-profit international residency and exhibition programme with sites in Manila and Bataan, and curated Frieze Projects in London for the 2018 and 2019 editions of the fair. She chairs the board of the Mumbai Art Room and is an advisor to AFIELD, a global network of socially engaged artistic practices. Her writing has been published by Mousse, Frieze, Art in America, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) among others.

DJ Hellerman

DJ HELLERMAN

DJ is the Curator of SCAD’s Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia. He leads the research and implementation of artist-led projects, exhibitions, and programming. Previously, DJ served as the Curator of Art & Programs at the Everson Museum in Syracuse where he worked with the museum’s historic video art collection dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the Everson began avidly collecting video and moving image works. 

DJ collaborates with artists on commissioned, site-specific, context-sensitive, and interdisciplinary projects that emphasize experimental practices within the field of contemporary art and moving images.

His research interests center around early video; the relationship between art, technology, and spirituality; definitions of American Art; popular culture; place-based art making; and the development of cultural institutions in post-war American Cities.

Recent exhibitions include Doreen Lynette Garner: Pale In Comparison, Ira Lombardia: VOID, YOKO ONO: REMEMBERING THE FUTURE, Strata: Frank Gillette and Suzanne Anker co-curated with David Ross, Jeff Donaldson: Dig, Vanessa German: de.structive dis.tillation, Adam Milner: Late Night Space Force, Edie Fake: Structures Shift, T.R. Ericsson: I Was Born To Bring You Into This WorldBjörn Schülke: Traveling Spy, and Mildred Beltré: DreamWork

DJ received his M.A. in Art History from Case Western Reserve University, and his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Lake Erie College.

© Pita Brooks

Kasia Redisz © Veerle Vercauteren © Fondation/Stichting KANAL

KASIA REDZISZ

Kasia Redzisz is Artistic Director at Kanal – centre Pompidou in Brussels. Prior to joining Kanal she served as Senior Curator at Tate Liverpool, where she was responsible for the programme and international collaborations. Between 2008 and 2015 she worked as curator at Tate Modern. At the same time, between 2008 and 2015 she was Director of Open Art Projects, an organisation dedicated to innovative art commissions. Her independent work includes many interdisciplinary projects, most recently the inaugural exhibition of Muzeum Susch (2019) and the fourth edition of the Art Encounters Biennial (2021). She is an author of books, editor of exhibition catalogues and contributor to magazines such as Frieze, Mousse and Tate Etc. Redzisz’s curatorial practice reflects her commitment to equality, experimentation and to establishing transnational dialogues between artistic practices stemming from diverse geographies.

© Veerle Vercauteren © Fondation/Stichting KANAL

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