Swiss Emerging Artist Prize

Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland announces its commitment to young contemporary artists by launching the SWISS EMERGING ARTIST PRIZE to support and provide visibility to their work.

The prize rewards the work of a Swiss national or based artist aged up to 35 who has made a coherent and original artistic contribution in one or more of the following fields: painting, photography, sculpture, installation art, drawing and video. The Bank has commissioned the specialised art consultancy firm Kennedy Fine Art to advise on the creation and production of this prize.

The creation of this award, to take place every two years, underlines Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland’s long-term commitment to the Swiss contemporary art scene.

The participants eligible for the Swiss Emerging Artist Prize are nominated by independent curators from the Swiss contemporary art scene. The selected artists (see the names of the 15 participants of the 2020 edition below), from German, French and Italian-speaking Switzerland, reflect the country's cultural diversity as well as the reputation of Swiss art schools which attracts international talent.

2018 edition - Winner : Hannah Weinberger

Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland is delighted to announce that Hannah Weinberger has won the Swiss Emerging Artist Prize 2018, rewarding the originality and coherence of her artistic approach.

Through the use of music and sound performance, Hannah Weinberger creates audio and visual atmospheres. By integrating these compositions into videos or sculptural elements, she creates unique environments. Furthermore, she invites the viewer to take part in immersive and participative experiences.

Elena Filipovic, Director of the Kunsthalle Basel and member of the jury, commented: “We were thrilled to be able to agree on the exceptional merit of Hannah Weinberger, an artist who has articulated a clear aesthetic vocabulary and a maturity beyond her years, for this first SGPBS art prize.”


We didn't want to leave by Hannah Weinberger

The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève presents a series of new works by Hannah Weinberger in a major solo exhibition from 8 November 2019 to 5 January 2020.

Two years after winning the Swiss Emerging Artist Prize and in a logical continuity to support the artist, Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland is the main partner of this exhibition.

Through we didn't want to leave the audience is invited to live an immersive and participative experience.

For more information: https://centre.ch/en/exhibitions/hannah-weinberger/


The 15 nominees selected by our nominators for the Swiss Emerging Artist Prize 2020 will be communicated shortly.