The Prix Pictet is one of the world’s leading photography awards. Created in 2008 by the Pictet Group (Swiss private bank), it aims to shed light on sustainability issues by showcasing the work of 12 internationally renowned photographers. Once the winner is announced, an exhibition of the shortlisted photographers tours internationally.

The award is currently on its 10th cycle. We participated on cycles 6 to 8 (with the themes of Disorder, Space and Hope), as well as in the Prix Pictet Japan, designing over 30 exhibitions in total. Our role involved:

_ Working with artists on artwork selection and display strategies.
_ Designing the exhibitions’ layout and graphics.
_ Recruiting local contractors.
_ Supervising the install process in international locations.
_ Evaluating possible venues and adapting content.

Prix Pictet

Location: Opening exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum, London, plus international tour.
Date: 2015 - 2020
Produced by: Candlestar for The Pictet Group
Role: Exhibition and graphic design, venue evaluation, installation supervision
Project type: Photography award with world touring exhibition

International tour venues:

MAXXI Museum, Rome
Palau Robert, Barcelona
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles
Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City
Hillside Forum, Tokyo
Bank Gallery, Tokyo
The International Red Cross Museum, Geneva
LUMA Westbau, Zurich
ArtLab, Lausanne
Global Art Center, Istanbul
Foundation CAB, Brussels
Camera, Turin
Photolux Festival, Lucca
House of Economy, Stuttgart
Mouravieff-Apostol House, Moscow
Flowers Gallery, New York
The Municipal Gallery of Athens, Athens

Prix Pictet Space, Award Ceremony at Victoria & Albert Museum, London with Kofi Annan
Photos courtesy of Candlestar

Tour examples: ArtLab (Lausanne), Mouravieff-Apostol House (Moscow), MAXXI (Rome) and the Red Cross Museum (Geneva).