Selection Committee

The selection committee is tasked with selecting an internationally recognized professional as recipient of The Mondrian Prize.   

Selection of a recipient will be in mutual agreement between the Selection Committee and the Director. The Selection Committee has full autonomy over the shortlist of candidates, who will be considered solely on recommendation by the Selection Committee. There is no opportunity for third parties to recommend candidates.

The Current Selection Committee consists of:

Beatrix Ruf is an internationally renowned art curator and consultant. During her impressive career she has been involved in multiple leading exhibitions of contemporary art. She also held positions such as director of Kunsthalle Zürich and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. As of 2020 Beatrix is a board member of the Hartwig Art Foundation.

Ivo van Hove is an internationally lauded stage and opera director. The scope of his contribution to the performing arts can hardly be overestimated. Apart from his general directorship at Toneelgroep Amsterdam (ITA) Ivo is director at the New York Theatre Workshop and guest director at Hamburger Schauspielhaus,  Müncher Kammerspielle  and, more recent, curator of the exhibition “All About Theatre About Film”. Over the years Ivo has been awarded a number of prestigious awards and has worked with international celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, David Bowie, Isabelle Huppert and others.

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli was as partner at OMA, the architecture practice founded by Rem Koolhaas, for many years responsible for the connection between architecture and its environment. Research into the relation, influence and role of architecture and public space in the connection of interhuman relations is a common thread in his work and private life. Two years ago Ipo set up his own architectural firm in Milan , 2050+. Ipo has held responsibilities as architect, researcher, urbanist and curator in amongst others Manifesta 12th edition and The Russian Pavilion at La Biennale di Venetia 2020. He teaches  at the Royal College of Arts in London.