Fondazione Merz

Mario Merz Prize, 1 ed., I finalisti

29 January – 12 April 2015


exhibition of the 5 finalists,  1st edition, art section


curated by Beatrice Merz

Artists Lida Abdul (Kabul 1973), Glenn Ligon (New York 1960), Naeem Mohaiemen (London 1969), Anri Sala (Tirana 1974) and Wael Shawky (Alexandria 1971) were shortlisted—among over 500 nominees—by members of the pre-selection judging panel, Marisa Merz, Beatrix Ruf (director Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) and Claudia Gioia (independent curator).

Curated by Beatrice Merz, the exhibition project showcases two or more pieces by each of the finalists, selected among their most significant works.

The public is invited to vote for their favorite artist by visiting the exhibition or logging onto the website ( to view and judge the artwork online. The public vote will be added to the votes cast by Jury, whose members are: Manuel Borja-Villel (Director Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid), Massimiliano Gioni (Head Curator New Museum, New York – Art Director Fondazione Trussardi, Milan), Lawrence Weiner (artist), and Beatrice Merz.

Free entrance.