CleanEquity Monaco Awards
All presenting companies at CleanEquity Monaco are eligible for the CleanEquity Awards presented by H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco. The award winners are chosen by an expert panel.
The awards are presented to the best companies in the following fields:
- Excellence in the Field of Technology Research
- Excellence in the Field of Technology Development
- Excellence in the Field of Technology Commercialisation
The 2017 CleanEquity Awards were designed by Urs Fischer. Born in Zurich in 1973, Fischer deploys a wide range of materials and technologies in his extensive body of work, which encompasses sculpture, painting, and installation. Constantly seeking new sculptural solutions, his bold formal investigations of space, scale, and material are often infused with a biting sense of humor. He lives and works in New York City.
Peter Regli was born June 29 1959 in Andermatt, Switzerland. From 1993 to 1996 he attended the Zurich University of the Arts. Since 1995 he has pursued his strategy of Reality Hacking, a series of temporary interventions in public situations. In his work Regli examines the framework of art not only outside museums and galleries but also beyond the familiar parameters of art in public space.
Resisting any specific style, medium, or material, his work explores the poetics of banality, the sublimity of the objects and events constituting everyday life. Indebted to Surrealism, Land art and Conceptual art, his mixed-media istallations, sculptures and photographs rely on keen observation and uncanny wit. www.realityhacking.com
2012 & 2013 Award created by Artist Annie Cattrell
This year's awards are sculptures of miniature glass lungs created by London based artist Annie Cattrell and commissioned specifically by CleanEquity Monaco. Annie's work offers a view of what is inside and around us, suggesting the fragility and purity of the human respiratory system and by association the ecosystem on which it depends. By making the invisible visible and the ethereal solid, Annie prompts us to consider our essential vulnerability to environmental conditions and ultimately why cleantech matters.
Annie is drawn to the fusion between science and art. Her subjects reflect an interest in neuroscience, anatomy and meteorology. She works with glass because of its transparency and ability to reveal, using different techniques to push physical and conceptual boundaries.
Annie was born in Glasgow and studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and University of Ulster, as well as Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art. She is senior research fellow in Sculpture at De Montfort University and recently completed a residency based at The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney, where she worked with scientists from Herriot Watt University researching renewable energies.
2010 & 2011 Award designed by Michael Joo
The 2010 & 2011 CleanEquity Awards were designed by Michael Joo. Michael Joo, chosen by previous award designer Damien Hirst, was born to Korean parents. He first studied and now lives in New York. Informed by his interests in science, his work refers continually to the natural world. Sculpture is a promenent medium for his art.
2008 & 2009 Award designed by Damien Hirst
The 2008 & 2009 CleanEquity Awards were designed by Damien Hirst. Damien Hirst is an English artist and the most prominent member of the group known as "Young British Artists". He is internationally renowned and his consistently visceral, visually arresting works has made him a leading artist of his generation.