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Baloise Art Prize Winner Geert Goiris in the Hamburger Kunsthalle

HAMBURG.- On 5 May 2010, the Swiss insurance company Baloise Group will present Geert Goiris’ slide projection Whiteout to the Hamburger Kunsthalle. The Belgian artist is one of two recipients of the 11th Baloise Art Prize awarded by the Basel-based company in 2009. Since 1999, the Baloise Group has awarded an annual prize to two outstanding young artists participating in the Art Statements sector of the international art fair Art Basel. The awards of CHF 30,000 to each of the prize-winning artists are made by a jury of international experts. In consultation with the jury, the Baloise Group also acquires a selection of works by both recipients, which are subsequently donated to two important European museums. In 2009 the jury chose the Swedish artist Nina Canell, whose work is being donated to the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK) in Vienna, and the Belgian photographer Geert Goiris, whose slide proj