Since 2012, in its desire to promote and strengthen the East-West links through art, the Boghossian Foundation Prize in Lebanon has awarded prizes to young Lebanese artists.
Each year, three talents from different artistic practices are rewarded. Prize-winners are chosen by an international board of personalities from the artistic world, chaired by Louma Salamé, director of the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels. Since 2018, the Foundation has also awarded the ‘Youth Literature’ and ‘Cinéma Coup de Cœur’ Prizes.

Prize-winners receive the amount of $ 10,000 and are invited to Artist in Residence stays at the Villa Empain in Brussels. In addition to the opportunity to exercise an artistic practice in the workshop made available, the residency offers visibility in Belgium and an opening to Europe.

Since 2012, 30 artists have been rewarded by the Boghossian Foundation.

They won

2020

Laureates

Visual arts:
Maha Yammine
Daniele Genadry (‘Residency Prize’)
Marwan Moujaes (‘Residency Prize’)

Cinema ‘Coup de Cœur’:
Farah Kassem for We are inside
Corine Shawi for Perhaps what I fear does not exist (‘Residency Prize’)
Ely Dagher for The Sea Ahead (‘Residency Prize’)

Juries

Visual arts:
Louma Salamé, director of the Boghossian Foundation
Wim Delvoye, artist
Alicia Knock, conservator at Musée national d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou

Cinema ‘Coup de Cœur’:
Louma Salamé
Maya de Freige, president of the Fondation Cinéma
Tina Baz, editor
Gregory Zalcman, producer

2019

Laureates

Painting : Johnny Semaan
Photography : Roger Mokbel
Illustration : Joane Baz

Youth literature:
Lena Merhej and Mays Dagher

Cinema ‘Coup de Cœur’:
Michel Kamoun for Beirut Hold’em
Remi Itani pour le documentaire Un Long Souffle (‘Residency Prize’)

Juries

Visual arts:
Louma Salamé, director of the Boghossian Foundation
Aurélien Zouki, co-artistic director of the Collectif Kahraba and the Hammana Artist House
Zeina Abirached, comic strip author and illustrator
Marc Dibeh, professor at ALBA, designer

Youth literature:
Assibil

Cinema ‘Coup de Cœur’:
Louma Salamé
Hyam Saliby
Thomas Verkaeren

2018

Laureates

Painting : Serge Manouguian
Design : Tala Safié
Danse : Charlie Prince and Saad Mhamad

Youth literature:
Mohammad Ismail and Nassim Alawan

Cinema ‘Coup de Cœur’:
Oualid Mouaness pour 1982
Ghassan Halwani (‘Residency Prize’)

Juries

Visual arts:
Louma Salamé, Louma Salamé, director of the Boghossian Foundation
Christian Bernard
Karina Helou
Michèle Malek
Jean-Marc Bonfils

Youth literature:
Assibil

Cinema ‘Coup de Cœur’:
Louma Salamé
Grégory Zalcman, producer
Mario Haddad

2017

Laureates

Painting : Rania Ghosn

Photography : Maria Kassab

Fashion : Roni Helou

Jury

Louma Salamé, director of the Boghossian Foundation

Zeina Arida, director of the Sursock Museum

Tony Delcampe, artist, director of the Fashion department at La Cambre (ENSAV), professor at ALBA

Jannine Maarmarani, curator

Marc Dibbe, designer

2016

Laureates

Painting : Jacques Vartabedian

Sculpture : Charbel-Joseph Boutros

Choreography : Danya Hammoud

Jury

Louma Salamé, director of the Boghossian Foundation

Asad Raza, artistic director of the Boghossian Foundation

Joseph Restom, Deputy Dean of the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA)

Karen Chekerdjian, designer

Karma Tohmé, professor at ALBA, in graphic design and founder of Plan B

Vartan Avakian, professor at ALBA, specialist in visual arts and scenography

2015

Laureates

Painting : Hala Azzeddine

Design : Rami Dallé

Photography : Elsy Haddad

Jury

Diane Hennebert, director of the Boghossian Foundation

2014

Laureates

Painting : Chafa Ghaddar

Fashion : Nour Hage

Calligraphy: Carla Salem

Jury

Albert Boghossian, President

Diane Hennebert, director of the Boghossian Foundation

Marc Baroud, director of the Design department at ALBA

Christophe Dosogne, art advisor 

Janine Maamari, collector of modern and contemporary Lebanese art, curator 

Samir Sayegh, calligrapher

Louma Salame, art historian

Diana Wiegersma, curator

2013

Laureates

Photography : Tanya Traboulsi

Design : Carla Baz

Illustration : Deborah Phares

Jury

Albert Boghossian, President

Diane Hennebert, director of the Boghossian Foundation

Xavier Canonne, director of the Photography Museum of Charleroi

Karim Chaya, designer

Nada Debs, designer

Louma Salame, communications manager on the project Grand Louvre Abu Dhabi

Franck Sarfati, graphic designer

Elga Trad, journalist and member of the Executive Committee of the Baalbeck International Festival

2012

Laureates

Tagreed Darghouth

Pascal Hachem

Jury

Albert Boghossian, President

Diane Hennebert, director of the Boghossian Foundation

Sam Bardaouil, curator

Marie-Claude Beaud, director of the National Museum of Monaco

André Bekhazi, Dean of the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA)

Gregory Buchakjian, art historian and photographer

Thijs Demeulemeester, contemporary art critic

Nedda El-Asmar, director of the jewellery workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Nada el Assaad, art advisor and secretary of the Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of Lebanese Arts (APEAL)

Jan Hoet, curator

Rose Issa, curator

Janine Maamari, art advisor and curator

Cyrille Najjar, industrial designer, Director of the White sur White agency, professor at ALBA

Dina Nasser-Khadivi, specialist in modern and contemporary arts in the Middle East, consultant for Christie’s in Dubai