The 2020 Shizuko Yoshikawa Art Prize was awarded to LORENZA LONGHI (*1991 Lecco, lives and works in Zurich).
Der zweijährlich von der Shizuko Yoshikawa und Josef Müller-Brockmann Stiftung vergebene Shizuko Yoshikawa Lorenza Longhi has received the 2020 Shizuko Yoshikawa Art Prize, awarded every two years by the Shizuko Yoshikawa and Josef Müller-Brockmann Foundation. Lorenza Longhi graduated from the visual arts course at ECAL in Lausanne in 2018. The artist is the second winner of the prize, which is endowed with 25,000 CHF. The prize is aimed at young female artists and is intended to facilitate the initial phase of their artistic career.
The jury commends Longhi’s engagement with the socially constructed codes of our (built) everyday world. Through both the media deployed and the content, her work evokes a range of references from the history of art and design, making precise use of viewers’ expectations and associations to deconstruct these. The jury was convinced by the way in which Longhi’s approach targets society and questions of value production, while simultaneously reflecting on the formats of artistic work and its distribution mechanisms.
Lorenza Longhi was born in 1991 in Lecco, she lives in Zurich and Milan. Her recent solo exhibitions include: (+33) 7. 85. 92. 83. 67, La Plage, Paris (2019); Visual Hell, New Location, Galerie Fanta-MLN, Milan (2019); You’re In Business? I’m In Business, Plymouth Rock, Zurich (2019). Her works have also been included in a number of group exhibitions (selection): Creative Beginnings. Professional End, Villa Vassilieff, Paris (2020); No Joke, Milieu, Bern (2020); We Thriller. We Comedy. Shoefrog, Vienna (2019); It Might Include Or Avoid Feelings, Hyphen, Milan (2019); Protect Me From What I Want – 15+1 Years Helvetia Art Prize, Kunst Halle St. Gallen (2019); Kiefer Hablitzel | Göhner Kunst Preis, Basel (2019); The Replacements, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens (2019); Capriccio 2000, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2019); Room Of Requirement, Nest (ZHdK), Zurich (2018); Chesky’s Manor, On The Matter Of Services, Taylor Macklin, Zurich (2018); Ending Explained, ELAC, Renens (2018); A Thin Sliver Of Night, Alienze, Lausanne (2018).
Latifa Echakhch, Künstlerin, Vevey (Gast-Expertin)
Valérie Knoll, Direktorin Kunsthalle Bern (Gast-Expertin)
Lars Müller (Präsident der Stiftung)
Elisabeth Grossmann (Stiftungsrätin)
Gabrielle Schaad (Stiftungsrätin)