The Boghossian Foundation Prize – Lebanon is awarded annually in Beirut since the 2012. It aims to reward three young Lebanese artists in the artistic fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video, jewelry, design, dance and fashion design…
The Foundation Prize is awarded on the basis of the decisions of a jury composed of prominent figures of the artistic world and chaired by Albert Boghossian.
Each of the three winners shall receive a prize of 10,000 US$ as well as the opportunity of a stay in Brussels, at the artist’s residency and workshop of the Villa Empain. Travel and accommodation are provided by the Foundation.
Seeking to build bridges between East and West, the Foundation gives the winners visibility in Belgium and an opening to Europe.
Each winner shall offer one of his works to the Boghossian Foundation, thus, joining the teeming and remarkable contemporary art collection of the Foundation.
The Boghossian Foundation Prize 2018
The laureates are Serge Manouguian for Painting, Tala Safié for Design, and Charlie Prince for Dance and Performance. The winners of the two new categories are: Mohammad Ismail and Nassim Alawan for the “Littérature Jeunesse” Prize and Oualid Mouaness for the “Cinema: Coup de Cœur” Prize. In addition, the jury rewards the works of artist Saad Mhamad and director Ghassan Halwani.
Founded in 1992, the Boghosian Foundation is commited to supporting a number of educational, urban, artistic and cultural projects in a variety of countries.
In the field of jewellery, the jury made the decision to replace the 2012 prize with a workshop (22nd and 26th April) with the aim of stimulating the creativity and diversifying the means of inspiration of young Lebanese jewellers.