The Credit Suisse Cosmoscow Prize for Young Artists aims to provide new international opportunities for Russian emerging talent as the winner can travel to Switzerland to explore the country’s art scene, in addition to receiving mentorship support and a financial grant. During the fair Credit Suisse will also acquire a work by a Russian artist for the bank’s Moscow office.
The expert panel for the Credit Suisse Cosmoscow Prize for Young Artists 2018 includes such renowned art professionals as Sergey Bratkov, artist and professor at Rodchenko Art School, Olga Danilkina, art writer and editor-in-chief of the online magazine about contemporary art Aroundart.ru, Ilya Shipolovskih, Director of the Yeltsin Center art gallery, and Snejana Krsteva, curator at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Among the jury are André Rogger, head of Credit Suisse Collection, David Elliott, curator and writer, Olga Shishko, head of the Department of Film and Media Art at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Dmitry Ozerkov, Director of the Contemporary art department at the State Hermitage Museum, and Kati Kivinen, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA Helsinki.
Credit Suisse became a Strategic Partner to Cosmoscow in 2015 as a part of the bank’s commitment to supporting contemporary art market development in Russia. In 2016, the cooperation with the fair was extended with the introduction of the Credit Suisse Cosmoscow Prize for Young Artists. The award includes a financial grant of CHF 3,000, mentorship from Credit Suisse and Cosmoscow, and an art trip to Switzerland. The winner can also participate in art residency at the PROGR Art Center in Bern, Switzerland.
Pictured: artworks of Credit Suisse Cosmoscow Prize for Young Artists winner Artem Filatov at Cosmoscow 2017. Check out the artist's report about his stay in the art-residence in Switzerland.