Prizes & juries


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, 2017-2020) 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:
– Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director, PinchuckArtCentre,
– Martha Kirszenbaum, Independent Curator and Writer,
– Nicolaus Schafhausen, Curator and writer.

The DISCOVERY Prize is supported by Moleskine

Previous winners

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: 
– Bernard Blistène, Director Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris,
– Nathanja van Dijk, Director Kunsthal Rotterdam,
– Moritz Wesseler, Director Fridericianum, Kassel.

The SOLO Prize is supported by Hiscox

Previous winners

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)

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