April 20, 2019 - Rockbund Art Museum - Finalists for 2019 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award Announced
April 20, 2019

Rockbund Art Museum

Clockwise from top left: Ms. Eisa Jocson, Ms. Hao Jingban, Mr. Hsu Che-Yu, Ms. Phan Thảo Nguyên.

Finalists for 2019 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award Announced

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The Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai (RAM) and HUGO BOSS are honored to launch the 2019 edition of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists. Continuing from the successful collaboration in previous editions, the Award will maintain its focus on emerging artists from Greater China and Southeast Asia, exploring in depth innovative breakthroughs in artistic language, practice, and experience. As one of the most recognized contemporary art awards in Asia, the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists champions the diversity of emerging art in Asia on an aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural level, and moreover supports and promotes innovative artistic practices and thoughts, thereby offering artists further visibility.

Following from the deliberations of the nominating committee, the finalist artists of the fourth edition of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award are: Hao Jingban (China), Hsu Che-Yu (Taiwan), Eisa Jocson (Philippines) and Phan Thảo Nguyên (Vietnam). The exhibition of the finalist artists for the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART 2019 will take place from October 18 to December 15, 2019 at Rockbund Art Museum, curated by Billy Tang, Senior Curator of Rockbund Art Museum, showing selected representative works as well as new commissioning artworks. The final winner of the Award will be announced in November 2019, who will receive the stipend of RMB 300,000, which will support the artist’s practice and development.

Since its foundation in 2013, the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists has brought together a network of collaborators throughout Asia that transcends regions and borders. This edition of the Award will invite past and current participants to take part in a series of discussions and events, allowing learning from each other, to spark exchanges and to seek out breakthroughs and collaborative possibilities. At the same time, a series of educational events in the form of lectures, workshops, among others, will also be open to the public. The aim is to connect the artists with the general public and to stimulate its desire to take part in art. The HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists is not only an important platform where emerging artists can gain recognition but also serves as an excellent occasion for the public to experience contemporary art in Asia.


Members of the 2019 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Jury:
Larys Frogier
, Director, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai and Chair of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Jury
Cao Fei, artist, Beijing
Patrick D. Flores, Art Historian, Curator and Artistic Director, Singapore Biennale, Manila
Gridthiya Gaweewong, Artistic Director, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok
Sunjung Kim, President, Gwangju Bienniale Foundation, Seoul
Carol Yinghua Lu, Director, Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing

Nominators of 2019 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART:
Nikita Choi
, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Times Museum, Guangzhou
Ade Darmawan, artist and curator, Jakarta
Inti Guerrero, Director, Belles Artes Project, Manila and Hong Kong
Hsu Fang-Tze, independent researcher and curator, Taipei and Singapore
Hsieh Feng-Rong, Senior Curator, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
Dinh Q. Lê, artist, Ho Chi Minh City
Alvin Li, Contributing Editor, frieze, Shanghai
Seng Yujin, Senior Curator, The National Gallery Singapore, Singapore
Judha Su, writer and curator, Bangkok
Chantal Wong, independent curator, Hong Kong

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