At a screening event last night at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Prix Pictet Chairman, Stephen Barber, announced the shortlist for the seventh Prix Pictet.
The shortlist features work by 12 artists from countries on 3 of the World’s continents. In making their selection, the independent jury, chaired by Sir David King, praised the outstanding quality of the portfolios under review.
The winner of the seventh Prix Pictet award (CHF100,000) will be announced by Kofi Annan at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on Thursday 4 May 2016.
Prix Pictet Space will then embark on a world tour beginning with scheduled exhibitions in New York, Zurich and Stuttgart.
The work from the shortlisted artists, together with outstanding images from the wider submission will appear in the book Space, to be published by teNeues next year. The portfolios of the shortlisted artists can be viewed online at www.prixpictet.com
The twelve Shortlisted artists are :
Richard Mosse | Ireland
Benny Lam | China
Munem Wasif | Bangladesh
Sohei Nishino | Japan
Beate Guetschow | Germany
Rinko Kawauchi | Japan
Thomas Ruff | Germany
Saskia Gronenberg | Germany
Michael Wolf | Germany
Sergey Ponomarev | Russia
Mandy Barker I United Kingdom
Pavel Wolberg | Russia