Fondazione Merz


Mario Merz Prize 4th Edition.- The finalists

Art category: Yto Barrada, Paolo Cirio, Christina Forrer, Anne Hardy, Koo Jeong A, He Xiangyu 


Music Category: Katherine Balch, William Dougherty, Farzia Fallah, Füsun Köksal, Claudia Jane Scroccaro 

Fondazione Merz is pleased to announce the six artist finalists for the Mario Merz Prize, 4th Edition’s Art category, and the five composers shortlisted for the Music Category.

Yto Barrada (France/Morocco), Paolo Cirio (Italy), Christina Forrer (Switzerland), Anne Hardy (UK), Koo Jeong A (Korea), and He Xiangyu (China) are the artists selected by this year’s jury composed of Beatrice Merz (President, Fondazione Merz); Claudia Gioia (Independent Curator), and Samuel Gross (Special Project Manager Musée d’Art e d’Histoire, Geneva).

In late Spring 2022 Fondazione Merz will present a group exhibition of the shortlisted artists in Turin. The winner, who will be announced in September 2022, will be commissioned a new site-specific solo exhibition at the Foundation.

In the Music Category, the five shortlisted composers are: Katherine Balch (USA), William Dougherty (USA), Farzia Fallah (Iran), Füsun Köksal (Turkey), and Claudia Jane Scroccaro (Italy).

The winning composer in the music category will be commissioned to make and perform a new musical score.

The music jury is composed of: Gianluca Cangemi (music composer, record producer, A&R), Luisella Molina (General director Orchestra Sinfonica Milan University) and Philip Samartzis (Sound-designer and Professor at Melbourne University).