prix mobilière

 „Prix Mobilière“ – Promoting young Swiss Art

Awarded since 1996 the „Prix Mobilière“ is the oldest sponsorship award for young Swiss art that is presented by a Swiss insurance company.

As a private insurance company that has operated exclusively in Switzerland since it was founded in 1826, Mobiliar has a heartfelt interest in the wellbeing and future of Switzerland. As part of the future-oriented engagement with social values the promotion of art and culture plays a central role – based on the conviction that, with their works, creative artists provide a productive set of tools for positive development of societal processes. For this reason, ever since the 1930s, Mobiliar has collected art, promoted promising art projects, realised exhibitions, and integrated artists into its internal fields of work – in research projects, community projects and innovation projects.

2018 nominees for the ‘Prix Mobilière’:

Julian Charrière
Samuli Blatter
Dominique Koch
Rico Scagliola  & Michael Meier
Gina Folly
Sonia Kacem
Florence Jung
Urban Zellweger


video of the presentation of “La Mobilière Prize” 2016 : 

in French
in German

2015 nomination committee:

Alexandra Blättler, curator, Zurich/Bonn
Giovanni Carmine, director of Kunst Halle Saint-Gall
Mario Casanova, director of MACT/CACT, Bellinzona
Peter Fischer, director of Centre Paul Klee, Berne
Fredi Fischli, curator, Zurich
Chus Martinez, director of the Art Institute at the FHNW Academy of Art, Basel
Christina Végh, director of Kestnergesellschaft, Hanovre


Daniel Baumann, artist, Berthoud
Bice Curiger, director of the Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles
Eva Linhart, curator at Musée des Arts appliqués, Frankfort
Dorothea Strauss, jury president, head of Corporate Social Responsibility at La Mobilière
Patrick Tharin, head of Publicité Prévoyance la La Mobilière
Christoph Vögele, director of the Musée des Beaux-arts, Soleure
Bruno Zürcher, policyholder, La Mobilière