art prize

↘ The call for artists to the ceramic brussels art prize has closed with more than 300 applications!

The final selection by the Jury will be unveiled in July 2024. Stay tuned..

ceramic brussels art prize

Initiated by ceramic brussels, the art prize aims to highlight the vitality and diversity of contemporary ceramic practice and to support contemporary creation.

The call for artists is open to art students and/or young artists living in Europe who are not represented by a gallery, with no age limit. It is open to artists with less than 10 years' practice and research in the field of ceramics.

the group show

The group show features 10 laureates in an exhibition curated by Jean-Marc Dimanche, during ceramic brussels. Each artist and a selection of his.her.their pieces is introduced to the public within a setup specifically elaborated. 

The exhibition is developed to be accessible and visible to everyone: located at the entrance, it is free and open for the public to discover.


A jury of renowned professionals is in charge of selecting the laureates.

the 2024 jury

Here is the 2025 jury:

Anais Sandra Carion Portrait Sam Gilbert

Anaïs Sandra Carion (be)

Managing Director MAD Brussels

After many years in the private industry, from the online design & architecture magazine Designspeaking to the french house Hermès where she stayed 8 years, Anaïs Sandra Carion decided to use her contacts and experience to promote the Brussels fashion & design scene, both locally & internationally.

MAD Brussels aims to inspire, connect & guide the creatives of the fashion and design industry. The center, located downtown of the European capital, hosts seminars and events in order to accompagny the local designers & companies, as well as in-house curated exhibitions. In addition, MAD Brussels also has an incubator with ten studios where the emphasis is on innovation and durability. 

Born in Brussels, Anaïs Sandra Carion grew up in Italy where she studied fashion PR at Accademia del Lusso in Milan, then communication at ESCG in Brussels, Belgium

She worked as Belgian correspondent for Designspeaking, an Italian architecture & design online magazine, during her studies in Brussels, then from 2015 until 2022 at Hermès Benelux Nordics in different roles, from art windows officer to area communication manager for 3 countries

Since 2023 Anaïs Sandra Carion is the Managing Director at MAD Brussels



Axelle de Buffévent (fr)

Global Culture & Creative Director, Pernod Ricard

Axelle de Buffévent is Pernod Ricard Global Culture & Creative Director since September 2023. She initiates and manages collaborations with internationally renowned and up-and-coming designers, artists and makers. As part of her former role at MMPJ, Axelle was behind the creation of the Martell Corporate Foundation, as well as Perrier-Jouët’s partnership with Design Miami, DesignArt Tokyo, or the London Design Festival.

A keen explorer of the creative world, Axelle’s mission is to culturally and creatively elevate brands inall their expressions - from graphic identities, products, packaging, limited editions, advertising or points of sale, to events and experiences, including their heritage dimensions.

 Axelle comes from a creative background, with a degree in Scenography, Interior Architecture andProduct Design from ESAG Met of Penninghen. She then went on to work as Creative Director for tableware houses in France and Europe, American and Japanese cosmetics brands, and designer perfume houses.


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Jean-Marc Dimanche (fr)

Artistic advisor, General Commissioner of the Biennale De Mains De Maitres Luxembourg, ceramic brussels Co-director

After creating and directing the design agency V.I.T.R.I.O.L. for 20 years, he founded in 2008, with Florence Guillier-Bernard, Maison Parisienne, a traveling gallery dedicated to French crafts, in the framework of which he organised more than fifty exhibitions in various European capitals.

At the beginning of 2016, he was called as advisor to H.R.H. the Grand Duchess Heiress of Luxembourg, and worked with her on the implementation of the biennial De Mains De Maîtres, of which he is now general commissioner.

In parallel, he directed, between March 2019, the date of its opening in Brussels, and June 2022, ELEVEN STEENS, a private space dedicated to Art and Matter, open to all areas of creation, be it the plastic arts, design, crafts, architecture or fashion.

Independent curator, he accompanies numerous exhibitions in the field of crafts and contemporary art, whether in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. For the past five years he has been a contributor to the Revue de la Céramique et du Verre and has contributed to numerous catalogues and artists' books.



Vincent Lieber (ch)

Curator of the Musée historique et des porcelaines de Nyon

Vincent Lieber studied Art History, Modern Greek and Classical Archaeology at the University of Geneva. In 1996 he was appointed curator of the Musée historique et des porcelaines, in Nyon (since renamed Château de Nyon), a museum founded in 1860 and housed since 1881 within the walls of the castle, which owes its current form to the years 1570-1580.

The museum has organised more than sixty exhibitions, many of which have focused on ceramics, both ancient and contemporary, as well as exhibitions that combine the ancient and the contemporary.

Vittoria Matarrese Copyright Andrea Rossetti

Vittoria Matarrese

Directrice, Bally Foundation

Trained as an architect and with a transdisciplinary career, Vittoria Matarrese was successively head of international communications for the Mostra del Cinema at the Venice Biennale (2001-2005), editor-in-chief and producer of cinema programs for TV5 Monde (2005-2008), artistic director of Villa Medici in Rome (2008-2010), then director of the performing arts department and exhibition curator at the Palais de Tokyo between 2010 and 2022.

With the curatorial team of the Palais de Tokyo, she was curator of “Nuit Blanche Paris” (2016), the “Biennale de Lyon” (2019), and the exhibition “Anticorps” (2019). With Emma Lavigne, she was co-curator of “Natures Mortes”, carte blanche to Anne Imhof at the Palais de Tokyo (2020).  

Since November 2022 she has been curator and director of the Bally Foundation in Lugano, Switzerland.

Created in 2006, Bally Foundation extends and amplifies the brand's desire, since its birth in 1851, to collaborate with creative and visionary talents and to push the boundaries of research and innovation beyond the field of fashion. This commitment to openness and staying in step with the times continues in 2023 with the opening of the Foundation's first-ever headquarters in Lugano. Over 1,000 m2 renovated to host a rich program, dedicated to international contemporary art in all its forms.



The Art Prize is open to art students and/or young artists living in Europe, not represented by a gallery, with no age limitation but a maximum of 10 years artistic practice and research in ceramics.

→ The call for artists to the ceramic brussels art prize has closed with more than 300 applications!

The 2024 laureates


Thanks to institutional partners, additional awards are attributed to a selection of laureates and unveiled during the opening of ceramic brussels.

the 2024 awards