Selection Committee

The selection committee is tasked with choosing an internationally recognised professional as the recipient of The Mondrian Prize. The committee members choose from a list of candidates proposed by our recommendation committee. The selection committee has full autonomy over the shortlist. There is no possibility for third parties to nominate candidates. The selection committee consists of a minimum of three members, each of whom has highly relevant knowledge, experience, and network in different disciplines in the arts.

The selection committee of this year consists of Beatrix Ruf, director of the Hartwig Art Foundation, Elvira Dyangani Ose, director of MACBA in Barcelona, and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, founder of the Milan based design & research lab 2050+. 

Beatrix Ruf is an internationally renowned art curator and museum professional. During her impressive career, she has curated numerous exhibitions with and published extensively on contemporary artists and art. She has been involved in leading exhibitions and strategic institution building internationally and held positions such as director of the Kunsthalle Zürich and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. As of 2019, Beatrix is Director of the Hartwig Art Foundation, developing a new museum in Amsterdam.

Beatrix Ruf, photography: Robin de Puy

Elvira Dyangani Ose is Director of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Prior to her appointment she was Director and Chief Curator of The Showroom in London, a project space for over 30 years, with a very similar mission as The Mondrian Initiative in “providing an engaging, collaborative programme that challenges what art can be and do for a wide range of audiences, including art professionals and our local community.”

Elvira Dyangani Ose

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli is an architect and curator whose work encompasses technology, politics, design, and environmental practices. Formerly a partner at OMA, he founded the interdisciplinary agency 2050+ in Milan to deploy space as a medium rather than a goal. Ippolito teaches at the Royal College of Arts in London Data Matter, a research and design studio exploring the entangled relationship between data and the material world. He has acted as the president of the Jury of the XVIII Architecture Biennale in Venice. His work has been shown internationally in various institutions, festivals, and exhibitions.

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, photography: Fred Ernst

The recommendation committee of this year consists of:

Amelie von Wedel, curator The Arts Club, London, founder of Wedel Art
Diana Campbell Betancourt, founder of Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit Jenna Sutela, artist
Jorn Weisbrodt, music manager & artistic producer RoseLee Goldberg, founding director of the Performa, and the Performa Biennial for performing arts in New York
Thandi Loewenson, Senior Tutor (Research) Royal College of Art School of Architecture

The selection committee 2022-2023 was formed by:
Beatrix Ruf
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Ivo van Hove