For more than 20 years, HUGO BOSS in cooperation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation has been honoring contemporary artists whose work has constituted a significant contribution to the evolution of the contemporary visual arts. The prize was awarded for the first time in 1996. Within two decades that have passed since, the HUGO BOSS PRIZE has become one of the most recognized accolades in contemporary art.
The prize, which carries a stipend of 100,000 US dollars, is awarded every other year. The winners also have the opportunity to showcase their works in a solo exhibit at the renowned Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Remarkable diversity distinguishes the winners of the past years. There are no restrictions regarding nationality, age, sex or the chosen art form. Thus the HUGO BOSS PRIZE succeeds in acquainting the public with a wide range of artistic disciplines.