For the third consecutive year, the Swiss bank Credit Suisse has served as the Strategic Partner to Cosmoscow supporting the fair in its mission to develop the contemporary art market in Russia and to make Russian artists more visible inside the country and globally.
At the fair opening, Credit Suisse and Cosmoscow announced the winner of their joint award for emerging artistic talent in Russia. A panel of international and Russian art experts named 26-year old Artem Filatov, from Nizhny Novgorod as the recipient of the Credit Suisse Cosmoscow Prize for Young Artists. He will get a financial grant of CHF3,000, mentorship support from Credit Suisse and Cosmoscow art experts, and an opportunity to go Switzerland to explore the Swiss art scene. He will also have an option to participate in art residency provided by the cultural hub PROGR in Berne.
“We were very pleased to be able to support Cosmoscow again this year in producing what is a remarkable artistic event,” said Andre Rogger, head of Credit Suisse Art Collection. “We have been hugely impressed with the quality of the work on display and especially with the entrants to the Credit Suisse Cosmoscow Prize for Young Artists. We’d like to heartily congratulate the winner – Artem Filatov – and hope that we can help him develop his artistic career.”