Helvetia Art Prize 2020 goes to Tiphanie Kim Mall

The 2020 Helvetia Art Prize goes to Tiphanie Kim Mall (*1987). She is a graduate of the Master’s in Fine Arts at FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel. The Helvetia Art Prize is an award for young artists and includes prize money of 15,000 francs and the possibility to stage a solo exhibition at Liste Art Fair Basel. For her latest film work House Cat (2020), which is being shown at the Plattform 20 exhibition at the Kunsthalle Fribourg Fri Art and at Liste Art Fair Basel in 2021, Tiphanie Kim Mall attached a camera to her cat’s collar.

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Tiphanie Kim Mall, To be titled 2, 2020
Tiphanie Kim Mall, To be titled 2, 2020

Helvetia Art Prize since 2004

The Helvetia Art Prize is meant to support a graduate of a Swiss university majoring in “visual and media art” and is awarded annually to a young emerging artist at the start of his or her career. The promotional prize consists of a monetary award of 15,000 CHF and a solo exhibition at Liste and underlines the company’s long-term commitment to Swiss art. 


Winners since 2004:
2020: Tiphanie Kim Mall, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW Basel
2019: Kaspar Ludwig, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW Basel
2018: Gina Proenza, École cantonale d'art de Lausanne
2017: Andriu Deplazes, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
2016: STELLA; Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
2015: Dijan Kahrimanovic, F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign, Zürich
2014: Thomas Moor, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
2013: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
2012: Kathrin Affentranger, Hochschule der Künster Bern
2011: Josse Bailly, Haute école d'art et de design Genève
2010: Elisa Larvego, Haute école d'art et de design Genève
2009: Florian Germann, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
2008: Nicole Bachmann, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
2007: Luc Mattenberger, Haute école d'art et de design Genève
2006: Aloïs Godinat, Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne
2005: Swann Thommen (collectif-fact), Haute école d'art et de design Genève
2004: Kathrin Stengele, Hochschule der Künste Bern

Logo helvetia Art Prize
Logo helvetia Art Prize