Anicka Yi is awarded the 2016 HUGO BOSS PRIZE

Anicka Yi is awarded the 2016 HUGO BOSS PRIZE 
Celebration of the Prize and its 20 years anniversary at the Guggenheim

New York/Metzingen, October 20, 2016. Mark Langer, Chairman and CEO, HUGO BOSS AG, and Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, announced tonight that artist Anicka Yi has been awarded the HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2016. Anicka Yi is the eleventh artist to receive the biennial prize, which was established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art, and marks its 20th anniversary this year. 

“The HUGO BOSS PRIZE marks a highlight in our partnership with the Guggenheim Museum and we are proud that it has now been at the core of our arts program for twenty years,” noted Mark Langer. “We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to the winner and express our gratitude to the jury and the Guggenheim Museum for their dedication and support." 

The award carries an award of $100,000 and is administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Anicka Yi’s work will be presented in a solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, opening in April 2017.  

Anicka Yi was selected from a short list of six finalists, which included Tania Bruguera, Mark Leckey, Ralph Lemon, Laura Owens and Wael Shawky. Since its establishment, the award has gone to Matthew Barney (1996), Douglas Gordon 

(1998), Marjetica Potrč (2000), Pierre Huyghe (2002), Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004), Tacita Dean (2006), Emily Jacir (2008), Hans-Peter Feldmann (2010), Danh Võ (2012) and Paul Chan (2014). It honors the work of remarkable artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential of our time regardless of age, gender, nationality, or medium. 

The 2016 jury comprises Katherine Brinson, Curator, Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Dan Byers, Mannion Family Senior Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston; Elena Filipovic, Director/Chief Curator, Kunsthalle Basel; Michelle Kuo, Editor in Chief, Artforum International; and Pablo León de la Barra , Guggenheim UBS Map Curator, Latin America, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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