On November 26, 2015 the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) and HUGO BOSS announced Maria Taniguchi (Philippines) as the winner of the second edition of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award for Emerging Asian Artists.
The award returns with a focus on Greater China but also encompassing exciting artists from Southeast Asia, highlighting the rich possibilities for cultural exchange and dialogue across the regions included.
Apart from Maria Taniguchi five other artists were nominated in recognition of their artistic practice: Guan Xiao (China), Huang Po-Chih (Taiwan), Moe Satt (Myanmar), Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), and Yang Xinguang (China).
Created in 2013, the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award is granted for the first time in October of that year. While the HUGO BOSS PRIZE honors internationally notable contemporary art, the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award is reserved for emerging Asian artists.
Within the context of the Group’s existing global arts program, the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award focuses on the “Greater China” region, i.e. China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
The prize is awarded every two years in conjunction with the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai. The nominees present their work to a panel of experts in a high-level Group exhibition, based upon which the jury selects the winner.
2015: Maria Taniguchi (Philippines)
2013: Kwan Sheung Chi (Hong Kong)
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