All the Prizes of Artissima

Sep 25, 2018 2:16PM

In collaboration with sponsors and institutions, Artissima organises seven prizes for artists and galleries, assigned by international juries. Along with the established awards – Ettore and Ines Fico Prize, illy Present Future Prize, Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize – and the three prizes initiated in 2017 – Campari Art Prize, OGR Award and Refresh Irinox Prize – this year the fair presents a new honour, The EDIT Dinner Prize.  

• The EDIT Dinner Prize

is the new Artissima award created in collaboration with EDIT, the innovative food centre that combines experimentation and sharing, founded in Torino at the end of 2017. The prize assigned by a jury with expertise in the fields of art and food innovation to an artist whose works are included in the fair combines a financial award with the production and art direction of a dinner at EDIT during the 2019 edition of the fair.  

The Edit Dinner Prize Jury  

Massimo Bartolini, artist, Livorno  

Roberta Ceretto, head of communication and marketing, Ceretto Aziende Vitivinicole, Alba  

Giorgio de Mitri, creative director and founder, Sartoria Comunicazione, Modena  


The Campari Art Prize,  

after the success of the first edition, consolidates the three-year partnership between Artissima and Campari Group. In May 2018, in the spaces of Galleria Campari, the first exhibition produced thanks to the prize was held: the winning artist in 2017, Sári Ember, represented by the Hungarian gallery of Ani Molnar, presented a site-specific project, garnering extensive acclaim from critics and the media. Once again, the 2018 edition of the prize goes to an artist under 35 showing work in one of the sections of the fair, selected for communicative force and narrative impact. The Campari Art Prize confirms the brand’s heritage of openness to new, original languages, and the fusion between a cutting-edge entrepreneurial spirit and the most experimental artistic research.  

Campari Art Prize Jury  

Lorenzo Fusi, director and independent curator, PIAC, Fondation Prince Pierre, Monaco  

Abaseh Mirvalli, independent curator of contemporary art and architecture, designer, Mexico City, Berlin  

Claire Tancons, co-curator, Sharjah Biennal 14, Sharjah  


• The Ettore and Ines Fico Prize,  

a prize created to support young artists, is assigned during Artissima. The winners of past editions are: David Douard (Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, 2017), Gian Maria Tosatti (Lia Rumma, Milano, Napoli, 2016), Anne Imhof (Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, 2015), Lili Reynaud-Dewar (Emanuel Layr, Vienna, 2014), Petrit Halilaj (Chert, Berlin, 2013). Alongside the prize, the Foundation also implements an important programme of acquisitions of works at Artissima to build the collection of the MEF – Museo Ettore Fico in Torino, with an exclusive focus on Italian art.  

Ettore e Ines Fico Prize Jury  

Renato Alpegiani, collector, advisor, Fondazione Ettore Fico, Torino  

Andrea Busto, director, MEF - Museo Ettore Fico, Torino  

Luigi Fassi, director, MAN Museo d’Arte, Nuoro Letizia Ragaglia, director, Museion, Bolzano  


• The OGR Award,  

at its second edition, is the prize of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT leading to the acquisition of a work selected from those presented at the fair. This year the prize will concentrate on the new Sound section set up at OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni of Torino. OGR, a centre of visual and performing arts, is a unique case in Europe of industrial conversion aimed at the coexistence of art, performance and music, combining the ideas and values of creativity with the tools and languages of the most advanced digital technologies.  

OGR Award Jury  

Anna Colin, associated curator, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris e codirector, Open School East, Margate  

Lorenzo Giusti, director, GAMEC, Bergamo  

Judith Waldmann, curator and head of monitoring, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel  


• Refresh Irinox Prize,  

for the Disegni section starting in 2017, is the prize sponsored by Irinox. This year the prize has grown and will include – besides the award assigned by an international jury to the artist who most vividly conveys the expressive immediacy of drawing in a contemporary way – an acquisition on the part of Irinox selected from the stands participating in the Disegni section.    

Refresh Irinox Prize Jury  

Naomi Beckwith, curator, MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  

Fernanda Brenner, founder and director, PIVO, Sao Paulo  

Sohrab Mohebbi, curator, SculptureCenter, Long Island NY  


• illy Present Future Prize  

The illy Present Future Prize, now at its 18th edition, is assigned by illycaffè to the artist deemed most interesting in the Present Future section, which has been a launching pad for new talents for many years. Since 2012 the prize, in collaboration with the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, also offers the winner the exceptional opportunity to present a new project in the spaces of the museum.    

illy Present Future Prize Jury  

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, director, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino  

Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, director, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam  

Kirsty Ogg, director, New Contemporaries, London  


• Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize,  

organised in partnership with Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte, is assigned to the gallery with the most interesting project in terms of historical importance and presentation in the Back to the Future section, with its focus on the importance of art history in contemporary research.  

Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize Jury  

Julieta Gonzáles, artistic director, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City  

Jean Loisy, president, Palais de Tokyo, Paris Andrea Viliani, director, MADRE, Napoli  

Lisa Parola, curator, Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte