2023 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Image: David Chipperfield Architects, Amorepacific Headquarters, Seoul, Korea, 2010-2017.
Photo courtesy of Noshe and the Pritzker Architecture Prize.


Sir David Alan Chipperfield

Pritzker Architecture Prize

Sir David Alan Chipperfield CH has been awarded the 2023 Pritzker Architecture Prize, his profession’s highest honor. "Subtle yet powerful, subdued yet elegant, he is a prolific architect who is radical in his restraint," its jury said in a statement. With a career spanning over four decades, Chipperfield, who turns 70 this year, has worked across various typologies, geographies and scales. From his initial projects in England such as the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames or fashion designer Issey Miyake's London store to the current restoration of the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice, there remains a consistent thread, his reverence for history and culture. David Chipperfield Architects' works constantly stitch contemporary architecture into the fabric of both pre-existing built and natural environments.

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Prix AWARE 2023

Image: Images fixes de Les tournesols de Rose Lowder (1982-1983) © Tous droits réservés par l’artiste / Autorisation de Light Cone


Rose Lowder

Prix d’honneur

Rose Lowder is the winner of the Prix d’honneur 2023. From 1977 onwards Lowder worked on the visual aspect of the cinematographic process and, invited by Jean Rouch and his department at the Université Paris X, presented a part of her research for a Phd. entitled Le film expérimental en tant qu'instrument de recherche visuelle/ Experimental film, a tool for visual research (1987). From 1996 to 2005, she was an associate professor (practice, history, theory and aesthetics) at the Université Paris 1. In focussing her research on visual perception in relation to the cinematographic means of expression, Lowder concentrated on the different ways one can modify the graphic and photographic visual features of the image as it transforms in time. She has been nominated by Salma Mochtari.

Image: Aesthetics of the Antrum, 2014, Livre, 20,50 x 17 cm, 88 pages © Louisa Babari


Louisa Babari

Prix Nouveau Regard

Louisa Babari is the winner of the Prix Nouveau Regard 2023. Born in 1969 in Moscow to a Russian mother and an Algerian father, Louisa Babari grew up in Algeria, the USSR and France, she now lives and works in Paris. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Inalco) in contemporary studies, Russian and cinema, Louisa Babari has a developed a multimedia practice that encompasses video, sound installations, collages and sculpture. She has been nominated by Salma Mochtari.

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2023 Hasselblad Award

Image: Carrie Mae Weems, Kitchen Table Series, 1990. © Carrie Mae Weems


Carrie Mae Weems

Hasselblad Award

The Hasselblad Foundation announced Carrie Mae Weems as the 2023 Hasselblad Award winner, making her the first African American woman to claim the prestigious honor. Over nearly four decades, Weems has explored the subjectivity of personal and global history through a racial and feminist lens. Her oeuvre spans multimedia installation, video and performance, but she’s most celebrated for her photography, which has a sparse composition that belie complex ruminations on familial and romantic entanglements. The Kitchen Table Series (1990), considered a seminal body of contemporary photography, stars Weems herself and is set at a kitchen table. As the tableaux is rearranged with a cast of lovers, friends and family, she’s both the protagonist and perpetual observer, "a guide into circumstances seldom seen," according to Weems.

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Grand Prix suisse de design 2023

Image: Eleonore Peduzzi Riva, Lampada Vacuna - Prod. Artemide, 1966 © Aldo Ballo


Etienne Delessert

Eleonore Peduzzi Riva

Chantal Prod'Hom

Grand Prix suisse de design

This year's Grand Prix suisse de design honours the illustrator Etienne Delessert, the product designer Eleonore Peduzzi Riva and the art historian Chantal Prod'Hom. Etienne Delessert is a self-taught Swiss graphic artist and illustrator. He is largely known for his animated series Yok-Yok and his collaboration with Eugène Ionesco, Stories 1,2,3,4, as well as his work with child psychologist Jean Piaget. Eleanora Peduzzi-Riva is an Italian designer/maker. Among her popular designs are the three stackable Murano glass ashtrays for Vistosi, Spyros centerpiece for Artemide, Vacuna floor lamp for Artemide and DS-600 modular sectional non-stop sofa, in collaboration with Heins Ulrich and Ueli Berger, for Swiss furniture leather manufacturer De Sede.

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Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation's
2023 Grants & Commissions Program

Image: Adrian Mélis, Línea de producción por excedente, 2014 MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Private long-term loan. © Adrian Melis, 2023


Rosemberg Sandoval

Jhafis Quintero

Adrian Mélis

Andrés Ramírez Gaviria

Alba Triana

CIFO's Grants & Commissions Program

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation announced the winners of the 2023 Grants & Commissions Program. This year the foundation awarded 5 Latin American artists, from 3 different countries, in 3 categories. Rosemberg Sandoval (Colombia) is the winner of the Achievement Award; Jhafis Quintero (Panama) was awarded the Mid-Career Artist Award; Adrian Mélis (Cuba), Andrés Ramírez Gaviria (Colombia) and Alba Triana (Colombia) received the Emerging Artists Award. The CIFO's Grants and Commissions Program offers contemporary Latin American artists the opportunity to develop and present experimental and engaging new work.

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FRAME Awards

Image: Monasty by Not a Number Architects, Thessaloniki, Greece, completion 2022. Photo: Yiorgos Kordakis


Monasty by Not a Number Architects

Winner of the Month for February

The Monasty hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece, is the February FRAME Awards winner of the month. It was recognized by the jury for its strong attention to materiality, combining historical design references with contemporary amenities. The 7,000-sq-m hotel, draws on its Byzantine history and the neighbouring site’s former use as a monastery. Design references to both are found throughout the 100-room Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, which creates a zen-like environment, or as Edmond Huot, chief creative officer at Forwards Media describes it, a place where ‘monastic minimalism meets zen luxe'.

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