Awarded Artists

cameron clayborn - Winner of 2021

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cameron clayborn, 1992, lives in New Haven, USA
Photo: André Marc Räubig

cameron clayborn - Winner of 2021

cameron clayborn’s sculptures in the series homegrown hang suspended from the ceiling like cocoons. By appearing to be standing on tiptoe, they command distance, and yet their materiality lures viewers into taking a closer look. Thus seesawing between distance and closeness, solidity and fragility, clayborn informs the work with great vitaliy and an impressive physical presence.

In addition to the cash prize, Baloise acquires a group of works by the award winners and donates them to two important European museums. The works of cameron clayborn were presented to the collection of the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Nationalgalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Galerie: Simone Subal, New York, United States

Jury Members: Marie-Noëlle Farcy, Curator/Head of Collection, MUDAM, Luxembourg; Grażyna Kulczyk, art collector and founder of the Muzeum Susch; Stéphane Aquin, Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Sven Beckstette, Curator at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin and Martin Schwander, Fine Art Advisor of Baloise, Chairman of the jury.