Since 2015, MUDAM, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Luxemburg, has been one of two museums which receive works by Baloise Art Prize winners as gifts in the context of an exhibition. Baloise Chairman Andreas Burckhardt, together with Group CEO Gert De Winter and CEO Luxembourg, Romain Braas, presented two works by the Korean artist. In his speech, Burckhardt emphasised the importance of promoting young artists.
Baloise's support enables artists to continue their work. The simultaneous purchase of their works and the corresponding donation to renowned museums provide an ideal presentation platform. This combination of prize money, purchase, donation and exhibition in one art award is unique. Thanks to its reputation, the Baloise Art Prize has already enabled many prizewinners to make the leap into the international art world.
Suki Seokyeong Kang, who received the Baloise Art Award in 2018, is Korean and enchanted the jurors with her unique installations. She studied oriental painting at Ewha Womans University in Seoul and painting at the Royal College of Art in London. She is currently professor of Korean painting at Ewha Womans University. The art of Suki Seokyeong Kang brings painting, sculpture, installation, video and choreography closely together. In a playful combination of these art forms, changeable installations are created in space, in which the body takes on a central role through its positioning and movement.Suki Seokyeong Kang - Winner of 2018