Fondazione Merz


Mario Merz Prize 5th Edition – The finalists

Art Category: Elena Bellantoni, Mohamed Bourouissa, Anna Franceschini, Voluspa Jarpa, Agnes Questionmark


Music Category: Arturo Corrales, Natalia Domínguez Rangel, Luigi Morleo

Fondazione Merz is pleased to announce the five artist finalists for the Mario Merz Prize, 5th Edition’s Art category, and the three composers shortlisted for the Music Category.

Elena Bellantoni (Italy), Mohamed Bourouissa (France/Algeria), Anna Franceschini (Italy), Voluspa Jarpa (Chile), Agnes Questionmark (Italy) 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 2025 Fondazione Merz will present a group exhibition of the shortlisted artists in Turin. The winner will be commissioned to produce a new site-specific solo exhibition at the Foundation.

Arturo Corrales (El Salvador), Natalia Domínguez Rangel (Colombia/Holland) and Luigi Morleo (Italy) are the composers selected by this year’s jury composed of Davide Bandieri (clarinet Solo Orchestre de Chambre, Lausanne), Gianluca Cangemi (composer and music curator) and Diego Chenna (lecturer chamber music Hochschule für Musik, Friburg).

The three finalists will present a score to be performed in a concert or, alternatively a soundtrack for a museum space.

The winning composer in the music category will be commissioned a piece for string orchestra to be performed in a concert or as soundtrack for a museum space.