Edward Steichen Award

Selection Criteria

The Award is open to young contemporary art practitioners between 25 and 35 years. Candidates are shortlisted by four Award nominators coming from museums, universities, art publishers and cultural institutions specialized in contemporary art.

The four Award nominators are from Luxembourg and the surrounding Greater Region. Each of them selects up to three candidates who then will be submitted to an international jury composed of three members.

The members of the jury are nominated by the Board of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg. They are selected amongst the ranks of renowned art historians, curators, critics, art gallery owners and artists. Following the general aim of creating cross-cultural links, the jury will comprise one member from a US cultural institution, one from Luxembourg or the Greater Region and one from another European country.

Edward Steichen Award

The Jury


Florian Ebner, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Natasha Egan, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

Danièle Wagener, Musée de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Hélène Guenin, Centre Pompidou, Metz, France

Sam Stourdzé, Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d'Arles, France

Ari Wiseman, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, United States


Jean-Christophe Ammann, Art historian and curator, Switzerland

Roxana Marcoci, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Kevin Muhlen, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain


Olga Sviblova, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, Russia

Dirk Snauwaert, Museum Wiels - Contemporary Art Centre Brussels, Belgium

Scott Rothkopf, Whitney Museum for American Art, New York, USA


Joan Simon, Whitney Museum for American Art, New York, USA

Kate Bush, Barbican Centre Art Gallery London, UK

Stefan Berg, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany


Claire Stoullig, Musée des Beaux-Arts Nancy, France

Wim Van Krimpen, Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Netherlands

Philippe Vergne, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, USA


Alanna Heiss, PS1 Queens New York, USA

Enrico Lunghi, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

Heike Munder, Migros Museum Zürich, Switzerland

Edward Steichen Award

The Nominators


Tania Brugnoni, 1535, Differdange, Luxembourg

Marie Cozette et Marie Bechetoille, Synagogue de Delme, Luxembourg

Stijn Huijts, Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht

Danielle Igniti, Galeries d’art de la Ville de Dudelange, Luxembourg

Karolina Markiewicz, Artiste et curatrice indépendante

Manuel Ströhlin, Expert indépendant

Anouk Wies, Cercle Cité, Luxembourg


(CNA)Centre national de l’audiovisuel (Luxembourg)

FRAC Bourgogne (France)

Frankfurter Kunstverein (Allemagne)

Museum Frieder Burda (Allemagne)

Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR, Belgique)


Lucien Kayser, art critic, Luxembourg

Delphine Munro, EIB Institute, Luxembourg

Danièle Wagener, Museums of the City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Musée de la Photographie Charleroi, Belgium
Xavier Canone, Directeur

Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen, Germany
Markus Heinzelmann, Director

Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain Strasbourg, France
Estelle Pietrzyk, Director

Galerie Beaumont Public, Luxembourg
Martine Speller, Director


Musée du Grand Hornu, Belgium
Laurent Busine, Director

Museum Haus Ludwig Saarlouis, Germany
Dr. Claudia Wiotte-Franz, Director

Centre Georges Pompidou Metz, France
Hélène Guenin, Program Director

Cercle Artistique Luxembourg
Jean Petit, President


Centre d'Art contemporain La Synogogue de Delme, France
Corinne Charpentier, Director

Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Germany
Danièle Perrier, Director

BPS 22, Espace de création contemporaine Mons, Belgium
Pierre Olivier Rollin, Director

Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
Enrico Lunghi, Artistic Director


MUDAM Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Marie-Claude Beaud, Director

FRAC Lorraine Metz, France
Béatrice Josse, Director

Saarland Museum Saarbrücken, Germany
Frank Melchers, Director

IKOB Eupen, Belgium
Francis Feidler, Director