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Vue de l'exposition "Giulia Cenci. Mudam Collection", 12.09.2020 – 17.01.2021, Mudam Luxembourg
Giulia Cenci

Collection presentation

Mudam Luxembourg presents recent works by Giulia Cenci acquired for the museum's collection with the support of the Baloise Group. This display is the first institutional solo presentation by Cenci, winner of the Baloise Art Prize, 2019.

Four sculptures by Giulia Cenci are presented in the autumn of 2020. Found objects or elements, such as fragments of an engine, tree branches or a cast taken from part of a wolf’s body are combined with various industrial materials such as metal, polyurethane resin, epoxy clay, foam, grease or dust from the artist’s workshop. Through an elaborate process raw materials, found objects and sculpted elements are transformed and merged together producing objects that amalgamate organic and mechanical forms. This series of hybrid sculptures is part of Territory, an installation composed of numerous individual works that unfurl chaotically and invade the space, evoking dynamic, animated entities.

The work of Giulia Cenci (b. 1988, Cortona) has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kunst Merano Arte in Merano (2019), De Ateliers in Amsterdam (2017) and Laboratorio del dubbio in Turin (2016). Her work has also been exhibited at the 15th Biennale de Lyon (2019); Villa Médicis, French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici (2019); and Colgate University in Hamilton, New York (2016). She has been awarded the Werkbijdrage Jong Talent by the Mondriaan Fonds and the Baloise Art Prize in 2019. She lives and works in Amsterdam.

The Baloise Art Prize is awarded annually at Art Basel to two artists exhibiting within the Statements section of the fair. Founded in 1999, the prize has focused its support on young artists reserving a part of the award to acquire and donate one or an ensemble of works by the artists to two of the partner museums. Mudam Luxembourg, has been one of the museum partners for the Baloise Art Prize since 2015 and Marie-Noëlle Farcy, curator / head of the Mudam Collection is a member of the jury.


Giulia Cenci | Mudam Collection


  • Marie-Noëlle Farcy

2019 Baloise Art Prize