Asia – a changing cultural region
Since 2013, we have bestowed the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award to artists from the region of Greater China and southeast Asia together with the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai. Fostering exchange in this region and directing attention to the lively art scene there is the objective.

Platform for young talents

The award curated by the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai has been shedding new light on Asia as a cultural region since 2013. It offers young artists the opportunity to present their work and networking across international borders. Thus, the award accounts for the dynamism in the Asian region and contributes to illustrating the diversity and differences between these regions. 

Curated by the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, the prize, which carries a stipend of CNY 300,000, is awarded every other year. A group exhibition of the nominated artists is part of the project. The jury, made up of international experts, selects the winner on the basis of this exhibition. Artistically, the range of the works shown at the Rockbund Art Museum stretches from painting through sculpture, installation, video art and performance art. The focus is on young artists whose works already show signs of their future significance for the Asian art scene.  

Li Ming, Rendering the Mind, 2017, multi-channel HD video installation, color, sound 

Current award winner

Li Ming, HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award Winner 2016Li Ming, Winner 2016
Li Ming
Li Ming, born in Yuanjiang, China, in 1986, lives and works in Hangzhou, China. Videos and video installations occupy an important role in his oeuvre. Ming's works mostly emerge from a single image, word, movement or mood that arouses his attention and finally is transformed into an expression of his sensitivity, subtlety, intuition and humor.

Earlier award winners

2013 | Kwan Sheung Chi (Hongkong)

In his videos, texts and installations, this artist, born in Hong Kong in 1980, focuses on social and societal challenges. He does so from the perspective of the people in society in order to reflect alternative value systems, personal utopias and the role of the artist within them.

2015 | Maria Taniguchi (Philippines)

Maria Taniguchi's paintings, videos and sculptures are preoccupied with form, especially what is called the "brick wall" painting. The images challenge viewers to question their understanding of painting and sculpture, space and object. At the same time, Tanaguchi sheds light on an investment of time and work that no one notices and thus on the often-neglected value of manual labor.

arts at a glance

Exhibitions and projects

Supporting art exhibitions in order to foster dialog on current topics in society is an integral part of our commitment. For this purpose, HUGO BOSS cooperates with renowned art museums all over the world.


The HUGO BOSS PRIZE is awarded every other year. It honors artists whose work makes a significant contribution to the further evolution of contemporary art.

Commitment to society

Art and fashion are closely intertwined. Therefore HUGO BOSS commits to efforts giving young people access to art and fostering their creativity.